Resources Related to Ending of Eviction Moratoriums
Last Updated: 01/06/21
The New York state moratorium on evictions is currently scheduled to be lifted on May 1st, 2021 while the CDC’s moratorium on evictions is scheduled to be lifted on January 31st, 2021. Due to these moratoriums ending, there may be an increase in the number of families who will experience a loss of housing. We encourage you to to take steps now to connect families who may be at risk for losing their housing to needed resources.
- Statewide hotline: 833-503-0447, open 24/7. They will soon be able to answer questions in all languages with interpreters. This is a referral line only — hotline workers aren’t able to answer specific legal questions, but they will be able to direct you to the courts, clerks offices and other resources in your region. If you don’t get through the first time, keep trying!
- In the Capital District and in nearby Upstate NY, you can call United Tenants of Albany’s Housing Hotline, 9am-5pm Monday-Friday at (518) 436-8997, ext. 3 for referrals and guidance about your housing questions. For speakers of languages other than English, interpreting services are available through LanguageLine.
- In NYC:
- Call Housing Court Answers, 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday: 212-962-4795 or 718-557-1379. Calls are answered directly in Spanish, English and French, and interpreters are used for all other languages through the LanguageLine translation service.
- Call Homebase or 311. Use the Homebase locator to find your local Homebase provider’s contact information.
- Ask your local Homebase provider about Project Parachute for rental assistance, eviction prevention, and financial services while experiencing an immediate housing crisis, regardless of immigration status
Tips for Supporting Families at Risk for Loss of Housing:
- Download and fill out NYS-TEACHS’ Housing Referrals Template with local resources to share with families.
- If possible, prepare for potential Title I Set-Aside expenditures in the Spring as there could be an uptick of students experiencing homelessness.
- Inform relevant school and district staff about the potential end to eviction moratoriums, how this might impact families in your community, and where they can refer families for help.
- View information on rent relief programs and share with families who may have fallen behind on rent and are at risk for eviction.