Tenant Rights Information/Counseling

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    Programs that provide information and guidance for tenants who need to know their rights and responsibilities regarding leases and rental agreements, deposits, legal eviction procedures, measures to protect themselves from unlawful or retaliatory evictions, rent withholding rights, rent control requirements, privacy rights and other issues that may be of particular interest to tenants. Tenant rights counseling may also include assistance in completing forms, advice regarding a particular dispute and contact with the offending landlord to provide notification that she or he is not in compliance with landlord/tenant laws.

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    Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
    Advisory/Advocacy ServicesProvides assistance to individuals and families facing eviction. Intervention between landlord and tenant and information about both parties' rights and responsibilities is offered.SchenectadyHOMELESSNESS PREVENTION AND RAPID RE-HOUSING PROGRAM (HPRP)SCHENECTADY COMMUNITY ACTION PROGRAM
    Evaluation/Inspection ServicesOffers the opportunity for individuals to report housing or building contractor problems, housing discrimination issues, and renters dealing with landlord issues, and have been unsuccessful at getting help at a local level.New YorkCONTRACTOR COMPLAINTSUNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT-NEW YORK REGION
    Information/Referral ServicesOffers information and referrals about home buying, foreclosures, rental property, section 8, tenant rights, and much more, utilizing many venues such as website, phone, list serves and mailing lists.New YorkHOUSING RESOURCE INFORMATIONUNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT-NEW YORK REGION
    Legal/Court ServicesProvides a hotline available for fraud reporting, for consumers, insurance, medicaid, landord/tenant issues, etc. Also offers a "Tenants Rights Guide" with information about leases, safety, repairs, and rights available to both tenants and landlords.AlbanyFRAUD REPORTINGNEW YORK STATE OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL

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