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    Programs that help tenants and landlords resolve disputes regarding security and other rental deposits, unsanitary conditions, failure to make repairs, privacy, notice requirements, excessive rent increases, nonpayment of rent, neglect or damage to property, overcrowding or other grievances.

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    Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
    Advisory/Advocacy ServicesCommunity 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: Animal Complaint Breach of Contract Consumer/Merchant Employer/Employee Eldercare Family Problem Harassment Interpersonal Dispute Landlord/Tenant Neighbor/Neighbor Noise Petit Larceny Property Dispute Restitution for Damages Small Claims Theft of Services Violation of Town/City OrdinanceSullivanCOMMUNITY MEDIATION PROGRAMDISPUTE RESOLUTION CENTER (DRC) - SULLIVAN
    Advisory/Advocacy ServicesCommunity 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: Animal Complaint Breach of Contract Consumer/Merchant Employer/Employee Eldercare Elder Mediation Family Problem Harassment Interpersonal Dispute Landlord/Tenant Neighbor/Neighbor Noise Petit Larceny Property Dispute Restitution for Damages Small Claims up to $5,000 Theft of Services Violation of Town/City OrdinanceUlsterCOMMUNITY MEDIATION PROGRAMDISPUTE RESOLUTION CENTER (DRC) - ULSTER
    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
    Advocacy ServicesSullivan 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.SullivanADVOCACY SERVICESRURAL SULLIVAN HOUSING CORPORATION
    Advocacy ServicesDispute 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.PutnamCOMMUNITY DISPUTE RESOLUTION (CDR)DISPUTE RESOLUTION CENTER (DRC) OF PUTNAM COUNTY
    Advocacy ServicesProvides 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.DutchessCONFLICT RESOLUTION AND MEDIATIONMEDIATION CENTER OF DUTCHESS COUNTY
    Advocacy ServicesMediation 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.OrangeCOURTS AND COMMUNITY DISPUTE RESOLUTION PROGRAMDISPUTE RESOLUTION CENTER (DRC) - ORANGE
    Advocacy ServicesAssists 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.WestchesterEVICTION PREVENTIONWESTCHESTER RESIDENTIAL OPPORTUNITIES (WRO)
    Advocacy ServicesOffers 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.WestchesterLANDLORD AND TENANT RESOLUTION ASSISTANCEWHITE PLAINS BUILDING DEPARTMENT
    Advocacy ServicesAssists 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. EssexMEDIATION AND ADVOCACYNORTH COUNTRY CONFLICT RESOLUTION SERVICES
    Advocacy ServicesProvides Landlord/Tenant mediation, conflict resolution and counseling in tenant's rights.RocklandTENANT ASSISTANCEROCKLAND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CENTER
    Advocacy ServicesMediation 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.WestchesterWESTCHESTER / ROCKLAND MEDIATION CENTER OF CLUSTERCLUSTER COMMUNITY SERVICES
    Evaluation/Inspection ServicesConsumer utility complaints. Heat, hot water, electric, gas.OrangeEVALUATION/INSPECTION PROGRAMMIDDLETOWN PUBLIC WORKS DEPT CODE COMPLIANCE OFFICE
    Evaluation/Inspection ServicesConsumer utility complaints. Heat, hot water, electric, gas.OrangeEVALUATION/INSPECTION SERVICESNEWBURGH ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CODE COMPLIANCE OFFICE
    FIFTH DISTRICT COURT-ISLIPHandles 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.SuffolkFIFTH DISTRICT COURT-ISLIPSUFFOLK COUNTY DISTRICT COURT
    Financial Aid/Voucher ServicesProvides 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 availableWestchesterEMERGENCY COMMUNITY SERVICES HOMELESS GRANT PROGRAMNEW ROCHELLE COMMUNITY ACTION PROGRAM (CAP)
    FIRST DISTRICT COURTHandles civil cases, small claims, commercial claims and landlord-tenant proceedings. Jurisdiction limited to damages up to $15,000 small claims up to $5,000.SuffolkFIRST DISTRICT COURTSUFFOLK COUNTY DISTRICT COURT
    FOURTH DISTRICT COURT-SMITHTOWNHandles 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.SuffolkFOURTH DISTRICT COURT-SMITHTOWNSUFFOLK COUNTY DISTRICT COURT
    HOUSING CHOICE VOUCHER RENTAL ASSISTANCEAdministers 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.SuffolkHOUSING CHOICE VOUCHER RENTAL ASSISTANCECOMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION OF LONG ISLAND
    HOUSING COUNSELING PROGRAM-NASSAUProvides 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.SuffolkHOUSING COUNSELING PROGRAM-NASSAULONG ISLAND HOUSING SERVICES, INC.
    HOUSING COUNSELING PROGRAM-SUFFOLKProvides 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.SuffolkHOUSING COUNSELING PROGRAM-SUFFOLKLONG ISLAND HOUSING SERVICES, INC.
    Housing ServicesProvides 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.WestchesterHOUSING ASSISTANCEUNITED COMMUNITY CENTER OF WESTCHESTER
    Housing ServicesEviction 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.WestchesterHOUSING-RELATED ASSISTANCELEGAL SERVICES OF THE HUDSON VALLEY
    Housing ServicesA 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.WestchesterHOUSING SERVICES PROGRAMHUMAN DEVELOPMENT SERVICES OF WESTCHESTER
    Housing ServicesThe 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. MontgomeryLANDLORD/TENANT ADVOCACYVALLEY RURAL HOUSING CORPORATION
    Housing ServicesOffers counseling and referrals for eviction prevention, assistance with relocation, landlord and tenant dispute mediation, and helps locate emergency funding for rent payments.WestchesterTENANT SERVICESPRESERVATION COMPANY
    Information/Referral ServicesUnited 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.AlbanyLANDLORD/TENANT PROGRAMUNITED TENANTS OF ALBANY
    JUSTICE COURTHolds 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.SuffolkJUSTICE COURTTOWN OF EAST HAMPTON
    JUSTICE COURTAdministers 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 COURTTOWN OF RIVERHEAD
    Legal/Court ServicesTYPES 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 ClintonMEDIATION & RESTORATIVE JUSTICE SERVICESRURAL LAW CENTER OF NEW YORK
    Legal ServicesConciliation 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.FultonMEDIATION AND CONCILIATION SERVICES FOR DISPUTESDISPUTE RESOLUTION CENTER OF FULTON AND MONTGOMERY COUNTIES
    LOW INCOME LEGAL ASSISTANCE/HEMPSTEADLegal 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.NassauNASSAU SUFFOLK LAW SERVICES COMMITTEE, INC./HEMPSTEADNASSAU SUFFOLK LAW SERVICES COMMITTEE, INC.
    LOW INCOME LEGAL ASSISTANCE-ISLANDIALegal 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.SuffolkNASSAU SUFFOLK LAW SERVICES COMMITTEE, INC./ISLANDIANASSAU SUFFOLK LAW SERVICES COMMITTEE, INC.
    SECOND DISTRICT COURT-BABYLONHandles 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.SuffolkSECOND DISTRICT COURT-BABYLONSUFFOLK COUNTY DISTRICT COURT
    Senior ServicesAssists senior citizens with problems related to housing, landlord-tenant relations, transportation, benefits, taxes, etc.WestchesterSENIOR ADVOCATEHASTINGS-ON-HUDSON RECREATION DEPARTMENT
    SIXTH DISTRICT COURT-BROOKHAVENHandles 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.SuffolkSIXTH DISTRICT COURT-BROOKHAVENSUFFOLK COUNTY DISTRICT COURT
    Support ServicesProvides 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.WestchesterEVICTION PRVENTION ASSISTANCEWASHINGTONVILLE HOUSING ALLIANCE
    TENANT AND LANDLORD ASSISTANCEProvides 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.SuffolkTENANT AND LANDLORD ASSISTANCEHOUSING HELP INC.
    THIRD DISTRICT COURT-HUNTINGTONHandles 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.SuffolkTHIRD DISTRICT COURT-HUNTINGTONSUFFOLK COUNTY DISTRICT COURT

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