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Rental assistance Saratoga County.

Housing assistance programs in Saratoga County include rent help as well security deposit assistance. Both of those can be used to stop evictions and/or rehouse or move struggling families. But there is other emergency financial assistance is the Saratoga region, including the following:

  • 1)Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers (HCV) can be used to help subsidize the rent on an apartment.
  • 2)Homeless shelters, free hotel vouchers and transitional housing are for both short- and long-term placement.
  • 3)Free legal aid can help struggling tenants and homeowners mediate a solution and/or be represented in Saratoga County housing court.
  • 4)Government grants can be used to pay back rent, utility bills, storage costs, and as a form of homeless prevention.

Other support can be offered too. The assistance can come from Social Services, charities, churches, or non-profits. There may even be short term loans provided for helping to pay for rent or related expenses. In addition, the financial aid for housing costs, or shelters/section 8, are combined with case management services to help the family (or individual) avoid a future eviction and to help them stay permanently housed. Find details on Saratoga County housing, deposit, utility, and rent programs below.

Catholic Charities
Location is 142 Regent St.
Saratoga Springs, New York 12866
Telephone number is (518) 587-5000
Financial aid is limited, but there may be emergency rent help. Other programs help immigrants, the elderly, single mothers or pregnant women, and more. Referrals to housing is offered as well as basic needs for an apartment or home.

Saratoga County DSS
152 West High Street
Ballston Spa New York, 12020
Cash aid, vouchers, and homeless prevention may be arranged by social services.




Saratoga Springs Housing Authority
1 S Federal St
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Phone: (518) 584-6600
Rent subsided section 8 vouchers. There is also low income apartments and public housing for families in or near poverty. More on section 8 housing choice vouchers in New York.

Main address is 480 Broadway
Saratoga Springs NY, 12866
DV victims only call 518-583-0280
They operate the New View Housing program. Rent subdizes, supportive housing, legal aid and even permanent supportive and rapid rehousing may be offered. Women and children that are/were victims of violence.

Salvation Army of Saratoga County
27 Woodlawn Avenue
Saratoga Springs NY, 12866
Main number is 518-584-1640
Emergency rent and energy bill assistance. They also operate homeless shelters, transitional housing programs, substance abuse, and furniture help. Any help for rent or emergency funding is limited.

Captain Community Human Services
Address is 25 Fern Lane - NY 12065
Emergency financial assistance is offered for anyone in the community, including for rent, security deposits, utilities and other bills. Additional programs are offered for those in the Saratoga Therapeutic Equestrian Program (S.T.E.P).





Shelters of Saratoga
27 Woodlawn Avenue
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
(518) 581-1097
A homeless shelter. Additional capacity and restrictions are set for cold weather and hot weather days.

Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York
Main address is 40 New Street
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Dial (518) 587-5188
Free or low cost legal aid for civil issues, including for housing. Get help in applying for disability, section 8 vouchers, government rent assistance and other benefits. They also offer landlord-tenant mediation and resolve disputes over rent or deposits.


By Jon McNamara











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