Housing and Homelessness Prevention
Neighborhood Preservation Program
We promote neighborhood stability by addressing the security needs of individual households while also advocating for more affordable housing and stronger tenant protections for our borough. Tenants gain knowledge and access to benefits through one-on-one counseling, learn about their rights and responsibilities through free workshops, are assisted with applying for rental subsidies such as the Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption, and receive help with negotiating lease renewals and obtaining apartment unit repairs. Our staff also provide technical assistance support to existing or in-formation tenant associations.
Eviction Prevention Program
The program assists low-income individuals and families who are at risk of eviction and homelessness maintain their permanent housing. Services to be provided include: Household risk assessment, application assistance, access to government benefits, budget counseling and advocacy, including referrals to Food Access, Health Care, Public Assistance, legal and other supportive services to help people remain housed and stable.