A SERVICE UPDATE FROM UTA: Due to the continuing health outbreak, UTA has suspended all in-person services in the interest of everyone’s health and safety. Please do not walk into our office to be seen without an appointment. UTA will continue to assist tenants in need of help by phone. Please leave a message on our housing hotline by dialing (518) 436-8997 and pressing 3. Our staff will return your call as soon as possible and schedule appointments as needed. We thank you for your patience.

NEW EVICTION MORATORIUM PROTECTIONS ARE IN EFFECT! Tenants facing eviction should fill out a Declaration of Hardship form and submit it to their landlord ASAP to have protections from eviction until 8/31/2021. Tenants should also provide a copy of the Hardship form to the court. A copy can be emailed to AlbanyCivilCourt@nycourts.gov or mailed to Albany City Court-Civil, 24 Eagle St. #209, Albany, NY 12207. Tenants who are: (A) experiencing financial hardships and/or (B) would be at high-risk for severe illness/death from COVID19 if forced to move must fill out a hardship form and give it to their landlord to be protected.

UTA offers financial assistance towards back rent or financial assistance to help tenants move into a new apartment. UTA also offers utility assistance to help tenants pay towards national grid bill. Call our hotline to request assistance and read about this service here.

Tenant Hardship Declaration Form

Emergency Eviction and Foreclosure Prevention Act FAQ
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Churchill: A kindness that family’s landlord wouldn’t muster

Tiana Logan was standing outside her family’s Hamilton Street apartment when I handed her the envelope. She looked inside and immediately began to cry. The envelope contained a check for $2,150 from a reader of this column who was moved by the Logan family’s plight and wanted to help.

Advancing Equality for Tenants

Our amazing court advocate, Laura Felts, recently won a bench trial in Albany City Court, preventing a victim of domestic violence from being evicted from her apartment due to noise and disruption stemming from her partner’s stalking and abuse.

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All requests for assistance are handled through the Housing Hotline. Tenants seeking assistance can reach our Housing Hotline at (518) 436-8997 extension 3. A housing counselor will return calls in the order they are received.  We appreciate your patience while we respond to high call volumes. Requests and questions can also be sent to hotline@unitedtenantsalbany.org.

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