Residents of Orange County New York who are experiencing a housing crisis may be able to qualify for help with paying rent. Services are offered for people who are facing an eviction, homeless, behind in rent, and who are just struggling with maintaining safe and affordable housing. Find information on the Orange County NY non-profits and government programs to contact for assistance.
Centers across the region can provide case management services, information and referral, and emergency financial assistance for paying rent. All resources are limited by available funding and donations. In addition to these services, qualified low income families can qualify for entitlement, government assistance and advocacy. Call one or more of the Orange county New York agencies below to apply in an emergency.
Orange County Housing Resource Center – If you are behind on your rent, facing an eviction, or currently homeless, then this center may be able to help. Social workers on site can provide information on a number of emergency rental programs. Also get advice in dealing with landlord and tenant issues, including evictions and unsafe housing. The Housing Resource Center in Newburgh at 280 Broadway, 4th Floor, Newburgh, New York 12550, phone (845) 561-1665, however it covers families in the entire region.
Another of the leading charities to call is Catholic Charities Community Services of Orange County. This non-profit administers a wide variety of services to low income families and individuals. Many housing programs are offered and are bilingual. Call them for information on emergency assistance for rent, utilities, general advocacy and referrals. Address is 224 Main Street, Goshen, New York 10924, main phone number is (845) 294-5124.
Pathstone – This agency covers many parts of New York. The local office is 130 Dolson Avenue, 3rd Floor, Middletown, NY 10940, call 845-343-0771. They can provide one-time emergency needs and/or cash grants for rural disadvantaged people, seasonal farm workers and migrants who may not be eligible for other public assistance or emergency services. So Pathstone serves as an agency of last resort. Housing assistance programs offered by this non-profit include first month rental assistance, emergency shelter, mortgage assistance, back rent in arrears, foreclosure counseling and utilities in arrears assistance.
Orange County Office of Community Development, Orange County Department of Social Services – Runs the Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program. Among other things, this can provide hotel or motel vouchers, cash for rent, credit repair, and funds for security deposit and moving expenses. Middletown, New York 10940, call (845) 615-3818
Sacred Heart Activity Center – While all aid is limited by available resources, they may be able to offer emergency assistance for rent and other needs. Location is 319 Broadway, Newburgh, NY 12550, call 845-561-3452.
Middletown Salvation Army (phone 845-343-0821) is a great place for Community Resources, including Rental Assistance. A second Orange county location is in Newburgh, NY 12550. Call this location at 845-562-0413. Funds may be offered for people facing imminent eviction, shelters, and household goods like furniture may be offered from a thrift shop.
Port Jervis Salvation Army, phone 845-856-3214, also offers many of the same resources as the agency listed above.
The Records People For People Fund Inc. – They have a limited objective, and that is to provide temporary assistance to struggling residents with ties to the Times Herald-Record's readership area. Applicants need to be currently and steadily employed, but who just have hit a very short term crisis. If people have no other options, such as can’t qualify for government aid, then this service may be able to help. Emergency housing and/or rental assistance from this fund is to help those low income families and individuals who are normally self-sufficient but are now struggling as a sudden financial emergency arises. Assistance is available on a one time basis to people who are qualified. Call (845) 343-1663
These agencies may have cash assistance, or more than likely can provide referrals or case management. Some may offer financial assistance for other needs as well.
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