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Latest Housing Update regarding ERAP and other Long Island Housing Assistance Programs

The 2022-23 State budget includes additional funds to support the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP). Prior to the addition of these funds, OTDA anticipated funding applications […]

Latest Rental Assistance Updates

Update! The 2022-23 State budget includes additional funds to support the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP). Prior to the addition of these funds, OTDA anticipated funding applications […]

The New York Homeowner Assistance Fund (NYS HAF) is no longer accepting applications. What are other options?

The New York Homeowner Assistance Fund (NYS HAF) is no longer accepting applications. However, applicants can put their name on a waiting list. The New York State […]

Important ERAP Update and notification that Town of Oyster Bay ERAP Program open until May 13, 2022

Update! New York State’s Eviction Moratorium ended on January 15, 2022. Although some towns have spent their allocated ERAP funds, residents in all towns can still apply for […]

2022 Section 8 Lottery Open!

The Community Development Corporation of Long Island (CDCLI) will be accepting applications for the Section 8/Suffolk County Housing Choice Voucher Program until Friday March 25th, 2022 at 5:00pm. CDCLI […]

Suffolk County ERAP Webinar

On January 5, 2022, Nassau Suffolk Law Services, Family Service League, Touro Law Center and OLA of Eastern Long Island collaborated with Riverhead Free Library and […]

Most recent rental tenant update 1/7/22

Update! The OTDA ERAP portal is only open to residents of counties/towns who have not spent their allocated ERAP funds. Suffolk and Nassau County residents are […]

COVID-19: Renters and Evictions

Download a PDF Version Quiero leer esta información en español. I Was Current on My Rent and Wasn’t Facing Eviction Until the Pandemic What if I […]

COVID-19: Inquilinos y Desalojos

Descarga una versión en PDF Estaba Al Día Con El Alquiler Y No Estaba Enfrentado Un Desalojo Hasta La Pandemia ¿Mi arrendador puede cobrar recargos por […]

Only a tiny fraction of rental relief has reached LI landlords and tenants, officials say

READ THIS ARTICLE ON NEWSDAY The federal government has provided more than $90 million in rent relief for Long Island renters and landlords, but only 1% […]

TenantHelpNY.org: A New Online Resource for New York Tenants Facing Eviction During COVID-19

Pro Bono Net, with funding from the New York Office of Attorney General, recently launched TenantHelpNY.org, a new online resource created to help tenants in New […]

COVID-19: Hipotecas y Ejecuciones Hipotecarias

Descargar una versión en PDF ¿Cuáles son mis opciones si no puedo hacer mis pagos mensuales de la hipoteca? ¿Qué es un aplazamiento? ¿Qué pasa cuando […]

COVID-19: Mortgages and Foreclosures

Download a PDF Version What are my options if I cannot make my monthly mortgage payments? What is Forbearance? What happens when the forbearance ends? How […]

Are You Struggling to Pay Your Rent? Renters Have Rights.

Download a PDF Version in English Descargue PDF en español You Cannot Be Forced To Leave Your Home Without A Court Process If you are behind […]

Eviction Timelines

Download Holdover Evictions Timeline in English: Visual flowchart from start to finish depicting a holdover eviction. Descargue el mapa cronologico de un desalojo remanente: Cuadro visual […]

Can my utilities be shut off?

Introduction Utility companies must follow proper shut-off procedures. If you are having trouble paying your utility bills or your gas or electric has been shut-off, this […]

Foreclosure Settlement Conferences and What to Expect

This page outlines the rules that will apply after the current state of emergency is lifted. Please refer to our COVID-19 resources for updates on temporary […]

I need to file a complaint about my utility service.

This page outlines the rules that will apply after the current state of emergency is lifted. Please refer to our COVID-19 resources for updates on temporary […]

How long can I wait to answer the foreclosure notice?

This page outlines the rules that will apply after the current state of emergency is lifted. Please refer to our COVID-19 resources for updates on temporary […]

¿Me pueden cortar los servicios públicos?

¿Cuándo me pueden cortar los servicios públicos? •En la mayoría de los casos, solo le pueden cortar los servicios públicos si la compañía de servicios públicos […]

What Every Tenant Should Know

This page outlines the rules that will apply after the current state of emergency is lifted. Please refer to our COVID-19 resources for updates on temporary […]

Can my landlord evict me for late fees?

This page outlines the rules that will apply after the current state of emergency is lifted. Please refer to our COVID-19 resources for updates on temporary […]

¿Cuánto tiempo tengo para responder el aviso de ejecución hipotecaria?

¿Cuánto tiempo tengo para responder el aviso de ejecución hipotecaria? Depende de cómo recibió la entrega legal. Si recibió la entrega legal en persona, tiene 20 […]

Desalojos Ilegales en el Condado de Suffolk y Como Detenerlos

Ver esta página en PDF A veces, los propietarios intentan hacer que un inquilino se mude haciendo cosas que son ilegales, por ejemplo: 1. Tirar muebles […]

What is a Security Deposit? Everything You Need to Know

This page outlines the rules that will apply after the current state of emergency is lifted. Please refer to our COVID-19 resources for updates on temporary […]

Tengo que presentar una queja sobre un servicio público

¿Tiene un problema con su servicio de electricidad o gas? Si vive en Long Island, su compañía de gas es National Grid. Su compañía de electricidad […]

I am facing a health emergency, having trouble paying my bills and I need my utilities to stay on.

What is a medical certification letter? A medical certification letter is a letter from your doctor to your utility company. In this letter, your doctor tells […]

Illegal Evictions in Suffolk County and How to Stop Them – English

This page outlines the rules that will apply after the current state of emergency is lifted. Please refer to our COVID-19 resources for updates on temporary […]

Can my landlord charge me late fees if I do not pay my rent on time?

This page outlines the rules that will apply after the current state of emergency is lifted. Please refer to our COVID-19 resources for updates on temporary […]

What rights do I have as a tenant in a foreclosure?

This page outlines the rules that will apply after the current state of emergency is lifted. Please refer to our COVID-19 resources for updates on temporary […]

Tengo problemas para pagar mis servicios, pero estoy pasando por una emergencia de salud médica.

¿Qué es una carta de certificación médica? Una carta de certificación médica es una carta de su médico a su compañía de servicios. En la carta, […]

What is a Non-Payment Proceeding?

This page outlines the rules that will apply after the current state of emergency is lifted. Please refer to our COVID-19 resources for updates on temporary […]

What can I do if my landlord is harassing me?

What can I do if my landlord has been verbally and/or physically abusive toward me or my family and is not responding to my request to […]