Legal Aid Society gets $4 million to help struggling tenants

November 19, 2021

Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York has been awarded more than $4 million to offer free legal assistance to struggling tenants in the Capital Region and parts of the North Country.


Gov. Kathy Hochul announced more than $25 million in federal funding toward housing-stability services Nov. 15, saying the money will be used to help renters avoid eviction in areas outside New York City where legal aid is not available to meet the needs.


The legal assistance is also aimed at helping both tenants and landlords resolve rent-related disputes and maintaining tenants’ housing stability.


“The pandemic has taken a tremendous economic toll on New Yorkers, and we have taken aggressive steps to provide rental assistance and relief to those struggling,” Gov. Hochul said. “These six organizations have long been doing the critical work of providing legal services to vulnerable New Yorkers, and we are proud to partner with them to expand their ability to help tenants across the entire state.”


In total, the Legal Aid Society received $4,076,178. The funding is being administered by the Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance.


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