|Advisory/Advocacy Services||Community Mediation is to promote alternative dispute resolution processes that enable individuals, community/neighborhood groups, and organizations to resolve conflicts without litigation; and to improve community group and personal relationships through neutral third party, fact finding, conciliating, facilitating, mediation and arbitration.
Example of Community Conflicts:
Breach of Contract
Restitution for Damages
Theft of Services
Violation of Town/City Ordinance||Sullivan||COMMUNITY MEDIATION PROGRAM||DISPUTE RESOLUTION CENTER (DRC) - SULLIVAN|
|Advisory/Advocacy Services||Community Mediation empowers individuals, community/neighborhood groups, and organizations to resolve conflicts without litigation; and to improve community group and personal relationships through neutral third party, fact finding, conciliating, facilitating, mediation and arbitration.
Example of Community Conflicts:
Breach of Contract
Restitution for Damages
Small Claims up to $5,000
Theft of Services
Violation of Town/City Ordinance||Ulster||COMMUNITY MEDIATION PROGRAM||DISPUTE RESOLUTION CENTER (DRC) - ULSTER|
|Advisory/Advocacy Services||Provides assistance to individuals and families facing eviction. Intervention between landlord and tenant and information about both parties' rights and responsibilities is offered.||Schenectady||HOMELESSNESS PREVENTION AND RAPID RE-HOUSING PROGRAM (HPRP)||SCHENECTADY COMMUNITY ACTION PROGRAM|
|Advocacy Services||Sullivan Housing Corporation was established to preserve and improve housing opportunities for low- to moderate-income residents of Sullivan County. The company's activities include: development of new housing, rehabilitation of existing housing, property management, and assistance to households applying for available loans and grant funds. Rural Sullivan also runs a comprehensive housing counseling program which assists persons through home ownership counseling, loan default remediation, and tenant/landlord issues.||Sullivan||ADVOCACY SERVICES||RURAL SULLIVAN HOUSING CORPORATION|
|Advocacy Services||Dispute resolution between community members who have a continuing relationship, such as neighbors, extended family, landlord/tenant, and consumer/merchant. Volunteer opportunities in dispute resolution after completing a 30 hour course available.||Putnam||COMMUNITY DISPUTE RESOLUTION (CDR)||DISPUTE RESOLUTION CENTER (DRC) OF PUTNAM COUNTY|
|Advocacy Services||Provides confidential community mediation services to help parties discuss issues, consider options, create their own solutions, and make decisions about next steps.
Parents can discuss custody and visitation issues and develop parenting plans, mediation can help schools and parents resolve special education issues, couples can discuss separation and divorce.||Dutchess||CONFLICT RESOLUTION AND MEDIATION||MEDIATION CENTER OF DUTCHESS COUNTY|
|Advocacy Services||Mediation services are provided in and out of the court system for a wide variety of issues including landlord/tenant, small claims, neighbor/neighbor, and many other interpersonal relationship issues. Volunteer opportunities in dispute resolution after completing a 30 hour course available.||Orange||COURTS AND COMMUNITY DISPUTE RESOLUTION PROGRAM||DISPUTE RESOLUTION CENTER (DRC) - ORANGE|
|Advocacy Services||Assists in resolving landlord-tenant issues and identify legal and other resources that may be helpful. Also provides eviction prevention grants to renters, and relocation help for the homeless based on completing application and providing documents. If help cannot be provided then a referral can be made for assistance from another agency.||Westchester||EVICTION PREVENTION||WESTCHESTER RESIDENTIAL OPPORTUNITIES (WRO)|
|Advocacy Services||Offers assistance in communicating with tenants and landlords to resolve different issues. Assists tenants in filing complaints with the White Plains Building Department and NYS Division of Housing when necessary.||Westchester||LANDLORD AND TENANT RESOLUTION ASSISTANCE||WHITE PLAINS BUILDING DEPARTMENT|
|Advocacy Services||Assists individuals, families, neighbors, and co-workers in the resolution of issues in a confidential setting. Services include mediation, conciliation, arbitration, conflict coaching, restorative justice. Types of issues include family, communication (parent/teen, elder, custody/visitation), consumer/merchant, landlord/tenant, or school issues.
||Essex||MEDIATION AND ADVOCACY||NORTH COUNTRY CONFLICT RESOLUTION SERVICES|
|Advocacy Services||Provides Landlord/Tenant mediation, conflict resolution and counseling in tenant's rights.||Rockland||TENANT ASSISTANCE||ROCKLAND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CENTER|
|Advocacy Services||Mediation services are designed as an alternative to court to handle civil or minor criminal issues and disputes such as family conflicts, neighbor-to-neighbor disputes, consumer-merchant problems, landlord-tenant complaints and student-to-student or student-to-teacher disputes. Settlements are intended to avoid future conflict without placing blame or guilt. Agreements are binding and enforceable by courts. Special eviction prevention program assists landlords and tenants before the court on eviction petitions. Provides consultation and training to schools for conflict resolution curriculum and peer mediation programs.||Westchester||WESTCHESTER / ROCKLAND MEDIATION CENTER OF CLUSTER||CLUSTER COMMUNITY SERVICES|
|Evaluation/Inspection Services||Consumer utility complaints. Heat, hot water, electric, gas.||Orange||EVALUATION/INSPECTION PROGRAM||MIDDLETOWN PUBLIC WORKS DEPT CODE COMPLIANCE OFFICE|
|Evaluation/Inspection Services||Consumer utility complaints. Heat, hot water, electric, gas.||Orange||EVALUATION/INSPECTION SERVICES||NEWBURGH ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CODE COMPLIANCE OFFICE|
|FIFTH DISTRICT COURT-ISLIP||Handles civil cases, small claims, commercial claims, landlord-tenant proceedings and town ordinance cases. Jurisdiction is limited to damages up to $15,000 small claims up to $5,000.||Suffolk||FIFTH DISTRICT COURT-ISLIP||SUFFOLK COUNTY DISTRICT COURT|
|Financial Aid/Voucher Services||Provides advocacy and mediation for tenants and landlords in and out of court to prevent eviction or in the updating of apartments, and will help with grants up to $500 to prevent eviction to eligible individuals. Also conducts workshops to empower people to help themselves.
PLEASE NOTE: Currently no direct funding available but referrals are available||Westchester||EMERGENCY COMMUNITY SERVICES HOMELESS GRANT PROGRAM||NEW ROCHELLE COMMUNITY ACTION PROGRAM (CAP)|
|FIRST DISTRICT COURT||Handles civil cases, small claims, commercial claims and landlord-tenant proceedings. Jurisdiction limited to damages up to $15,000 small claims up to $5,000.||Suffolk||FIRST DISTRICT COURT||SUFFOLK COUNTY DISTRICT COURT|
|FOURTH DISTRICT COURT-SMITHTOWN||Handles civil cases, small claims, commercial claims, landlord-tenant proceedings and town ordinance cases. Jurisdiction is limited to damages up to $15,000 small claims up to $5,000.||Suffolk||FOURTH DISTRICT COURT-SMITHTOWN||SUFFOLK COUNTY DISTRICT COURT|
|HOUSING CHOICE VOUCHER RENTAL ASSISTANCE||Administers the Housing Choice Voucher Rental Assistance Program in Suffolk County for the New York State Homes and Community Renewal and other public housing agencies. Manages the distribution of annual rent subsidies on behalf of Suffolk County residents. Rental Assistance Program assists eligible families to rent housing from the private rental housing market. Wait list is currently closed. Also administers the Nursing Home Transition and Diversion (NHTD) program and Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH) program in Suffolk and Nassau County.||Suffolk||HOUSING CHOICE VOUCHER RENTAL ASSISTANCE||COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION OF LONG ISLAND|
|HOUSING COUNSELING PROGRAM-NASSAU||Provides housing counseling for landlord/tenant-rights and responsibilities, rent payment increases and eviction situations, and mortgage counseling to homeowners. Pre-purchase, pre-rental and mortgage default counseling. Call. Appointment preferred.||Suffolk||HOUSING COUNSELING PROGRAM-NASSAU||LONG ISLAND HOUSING SERVICES, INC.|
|HOUSING COUNSELING PROGRAM-SUFFOLK||Provides housing counseling for landlord/tenant-rights and responsibilities, rent payment increases and eviction situations and mortgage counseling to homeowners. Pre-purchase, pre-rental and mortgage default predatory lending counseling. Call. Appointment required for some counseling.||Suffolk||HOUSING COUNSELING PROGRAM-SUFFOLK||LONG ISLAND HOUSING SERVICES, INC.|
|Housing Services||Provides housing assistance in various ways, such as landlord and tenant mediation, eviction prevention, and relocation. In addition, maintain and update apartment listings in Westchester County.||Westchester||HOUSING ASSISTANCE||UNITED COMMUNITY CENTER OF WESTCHESTER|
|Housing Services||Eviction Assistance: Provides help to seniors, low income individuals, individuals with mental illness, or individuals diagnosed with AIDS who may be a target for eviction.
Landlord/Tenant Dispute Resolution: Aids individuals struggling with their landlord for reasons ranging from eviction, living conditions, recurring problems, etc.
Foreclosure Assistance: helps advocate for individuals with mortgage foreclosure with guidance through the legal process and representation, if needed.||Westchester||HOUSING-RELATED ASSISTANCE||LEGAL SERVICES OF THE HUDSON VALLEY|
|Housing Services||A certified Hud-housing agency that provides tenant assistance, eviction prevention, home ownership counseling, landlord-tenant mediation, foreclosure counseling, first time home buyer counseling, reverse mortgage counseling, and housing court assistance. A loan/grant program is in place to assist with home improvement, weatherization and applications for funding for other housing-related services.||Westchester||HOUSING SERVICES PROGRAM||HUMAN DEVELOPMENT SERVICES OF WESTCHESTER|
|Housing Services||The Valley Rural Housing Corporation offers tenant intervention, landlord intervention, lease review, court assistance, eviction intervention, budget counseling, code repair assistance with landlord as well as grants and loans.
||Montgomery||LANDLORD/TENANT ADVOCACY||VALLEY RURAL HOUSING CORPORATION |
|Housing Services||Offers counseling and referrals for eviction prevention, assistance with relocation, landlord and tenant dispute mediation, and helps locate emergency funding for rent payments.||Westchester||TENANT SERVICES||PRESERVATION COMPANY|
|Information/Referral Services||United Tenants of Albany maintains a housing hotline that responds to calls for housing information and assistance from people throughout the Capital District area. United Tenants' homelessness prevention activities include case management and landlord/tenant mediation. Emergency financial assistance is available to Albany residents facing homelessness as a result of eviction or foreclosure.||Albany||LANDLORD/TENANT PROGRAM||UNITED TENANTS OF ALBANY|
|JUSTICE COURT||Holds court for hearings and disposal of cases involving traffic infractions and misdemeanors, landlord-tenant disputes and debt collection, receives fines and sets penalties, and keeps appropriate records.||Suffolk||JUSTICE COURT||TOWN OF EAST HAMPTON|
|JUSTICE COURT||Administers small claims, town code violations, civil actions, traffic tickets, and landlord/tenant disputes. Disposes criminal cases from violations to misdemeanors. Call for further information.||JUSTICE COURT||TOWN OF RIVERHEAD|
|Legal/Court Services||TYPES OF MEDIATION:
Agriculture: Loans or debts, right to farm/neighbor complaints, labor problems, landlord/tenant disputes
Community: Neighborhood, family/financial conflicts, pre-divorce and small claims
Harm Reduction: Exploring and reducing the harmful impact of actions and emotions for both victims and offenders
Schools: Special Education, Attendance, Alternatives to Suspension/Re-entry, and Restorative Circle Groups for students, teachers, administration and teams
Restorative Circle Facilitation (schools, community groups, organizations & families): Allowing all members to speak and be heard in resolving issues and building community
Family: Parenting Plans and Custody & Visitation Agreements
Workplace: Employee disagreements/conflicts, deteriorating performance, and sexual harassment
Arbitration: Lemon Law Arbitration
||Clinton||MEDIATION & RESTORATIVE JUSTICE SERVICES||RURAL LAW CENTER OF NEW YORK|
|Legal Services||Conciliation Services for disputes including; consumer-merchant, landlord-tenant, interpersonal disagreements, business and labor disputes, child custody and visitation,
support, family problems and neighbor complaints.
Additional services: lemon law arbitration, special ed mediation, school peer mediation trainings, conflict
resolution trainings.||Fulton||MEDIATION AND CONCILIATION SERVICES FOR DISPUTES||DISPUTE RESOLUTION CENTER OF FULTON AND MONTGOMERY COUNTIES|
|LOW INCOME LEGAL ASSISTANCE/HEMPSTEAD||Legal problems handled involve basic needs such as housing, health care, food and income. Focus is on entitlement programs such as public assistance., Medicaid, food stamps and SSI as well as on housing problems involving evictions, foreclosure and poor housing conditions. Specialized units include Mental Health Law Project, SSI/Disability Advocacy Project, Domestic Violence Project, Pro-Bono Project, HIV Advocacy, disability discrimination, and adult home advocacy,veterans. senior citizens, homecare advocacy.||Nassau||NASSAU SUFFOLK LAW SERVICES COMMITTEE, INC./HEMPSTEAD||NASSAU SUFFOLK LAW SERVICES COMMITTEE, INC.|
|LOW INCOME LEGAL ASSISTANCE-ISLANDIA||Legal problems handled involve basic needs such as housing, health care, food and income. Focus in on entitlement programs such as public assistance, Medicaid, food stamps and SSI as well as on housing problems involving evictions, foreclosures and poor housing conditions. Specialized units include Mental Health Law Project, SSI/Disability Advocacy Project, Pro-Bono Project, HIV Advocacy, disability discrimination, and adult home advocacy; veterans, re-entru, domestic violence, homecare advocacy.||Suffolk||NASSAU SUFFOLK LAW SERVICES COMMITTEE, INC./ISLANDIA||NASSAU SUFFOLK LAW SERVICES COMMITTEE, INC.|
|SECOND DISTRICT COURT-BABYLON||Handles civil cases, small claims, commercial claims, landlord-tenant proceedings and town ordinance cases. Jurisdiction limited to damages up to $15,000 small claims up to $5,000.||Suffolk||SECOND DISTRICT COURT-BABYLON||SUFFOLK COUNTY DISTRICT COURT|
|Senior Services||Assists senior citizens with problems related to housing, landlord-tenant relations, transportation, benefits, taxes, etc.||Westchester||SENIOR ADVOCATE||HASTINGS-ON-HUDSON RECREATION DEPARTMENT|
|SIXTH DISTRICT COURT-BROOKHAVEN||Handles civil cases, small claims, commercial claims, landlord-tenant proceedings and town ordinance cases. Jurisdiction is limited to damages up to $15,000 small claims up to $5,000.||Suffolk||SIXTH DISTRICT COURT-BROOKHAVEN||SUFFOLK COUNTY DISTRICT COURT|
|Support Services||Provides assistance for individuals and families with rent difficulties, including one-time back rent assistance, landlord-tenant mediation, section 8 applications, and relocation assistance, including referrals to other needed services.||Westchester||EVICTION PRVENTION ASSISTANCE||WASHINGTONVILLE HOUSING ALLIANCE|
|TENANT AND LANDLORD ASSISTANCE||Provides information to tenants and landlords regarding their rights and responsibilities, and counsels those involved in tenant landlord disputes. Provides information on the eviction process, assists clients in finding rentals, and refers clients for free legal assistance.||Suffolk||TENANT AND LANDLORD ASSISTANCE||HOUSING HELP INC.|
|THIRD DISTRICT COURT-HUNTINGTON||Handles civil cases, small claims, commercial claims, landlord-tenant proceedings and town ordinance cases. Jurisdiction limited to damages up to $15,000 small claims up to $5,000.||Suffolk||THIRD DISTRICT COURT-HUNTINGTON||SUFFOLK COUNTY DISTRICT COURT|