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Eviction & Other Prevention Services

Our eviction prevention programs help low-income renters in emergency situations achieve housing stability and improve their lives.

Most programs do not require you to be on welfare in order to get help. All services are free.

Our experienced staff will help you:

  • Avoid eviction
  • Navigate housing court
  • Prevent threats of eviction from reoccurring
  • Seek funds for emergency rental assistance and utility assistance
  • Understand your tenant rights and the legal process

We also offer programs that work to safeguard children and prevent their placement or re-placement into the foster care system.

NYS Emergency Rental Assistance Program

As of June 1, 2021, New York began accepting emergency rent relief requests for tenants adversely affected by COVID-19.

Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP)
Where do I go to obtain assistance for back rent?

Go to our Community Center Office, located at 1130 Grand Concourse, Monday through Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Upon arrival, you will be assessed to see if you qualify for one of our many eviction prevention programs.

Is there an income guideline?

Most of our programs are designed to serve those who fall below 200% of the federal poverty limit.

If I already have a subsidy, can I still get assistance?

If you are a subsidy holder, you may still be eligible for services from our office.

If I am undocumented, can I still obtain assistance?

Although there are limited options, there are still services that you may qualify for.

What are the requirements for assistance?

We have several different programs designed to assist families and individuals that are at risk of eviction. Each program has a different set of requirements, but all programs try to find long-term solutions. All programs require case management to provide financial assistance.

Community Impact

In 2020, our Eviction Prevention Programs kept 3,693 families with 11,891 people safely in their homes, securing around $1.35 million in arrears payments.