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Help paying rent in Clinton and Essex County NY.

Find emergency rent assistance in the Clinton or Essex County or Plattsburgh NY region as well as eviction prevention and rehousing. There are also resources if a low income family needs long term section 8 vouchers or rental subsidies.. Any housing payments made by the charity, church, or government organizations will generally require the client to fund a portion of the housing expense as well. Find grant money, section 8 vouchers, legal aid and security deposit assistance, and note no charity will pay for all of the past due rent on their own.

Some criteria include, but are not limited too, the tenant needs to be close to, or have an eviction notice in order to receive a grant. Families seeking security deposit help or funds for paying first months rent in the Plattsburgh area need to have been successful in showing they can pay the rent going forward on their own. Also, some non-profits or the social service department will also give priority to senior citizens as well as the disabled in the area.

Joint Council For Economic Opportunity Of Clinton County
54 Margaret Street
Plattsburgh, New York, 12901
For information, call 518-561-6310
Resources include emergency housing and rent assistance, help in applying for benefits such as section 8, shelter, and guidance to stop a future crisis event.

AIDs Council Of Northwestern New York
202 Cornelia St
Plattsburgh, NY, 12901
Financial aid is only for individuals with AIDS/HIV or their families. Everything from HUD grants for rent, money for utilities, no interest loans, and more is offered to pay for housing costs.

Salvation Army Plattsburgh and Clinton Corps
4804 South Catherine Street
Plattsburgh, NY, 12901
Call 518 561-2951
Limited funds for back rent. Other services can help those in an emergency and facing eviction. There are also shelters, job placement, and other aid.




Clinton County Department Of Social Services (DSS) (phone 518-565-3300) as well as Essex County  Department Of Social Services (518-873-3441) can provide financial aid. They want to prevent homelessness in the community, and coordinate housing for senior citizens, the disabled, and very low income. Programs include Safety Net Assistance, TANF, and others.

Adirondack Community Action Programs (ACAP)
7572 Court Street, Suite 2
Elizabethtown, New York, 12932
Phone: 518-873-3207
Money may be offered for utilities, they can provide loans for paying rent, and other emergency support, such as food or medications.

Plattsburgh Housing Authority
Address is 4817 South Catherine Street
Plattsburgh, New York, 12901
Resources range from section 8 to TBRA and public housing. Section 8 housing choice vouchers, including emergency HCH, is offered to the low income, seniors, and disabled.

Legal Aid Society-Northeastern
Location - 100 Court St
Plattsburgh, NY 12901
Telephone - (518) 563-4022
Free eviction prevention advice and assistance is offered. Lawyers help low income tenants who need support, advice, and services in housing court.

Non-profit ESG grants
(800) 899-1479
The federal government may provide funding to agencies and charities. All funds are used for housing related expenses, ranging from rent to mortgages or heating costs. Some organizations also operate transitional housing and refer clients to grant programs for paying rent arrears.





Baldwin ADK-Mountain Meadows of Essex County
Address is 38 Fowler Avenue
Schroon Lake, 12870
Offers government subsidized and low income apartments to seniors, families with children/single parents and individuals with disabilities.

By Jon McNamara

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