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St. Lawrence County New York rental assistance.

A combination of emergency and rental subsidies are used across St. Lawrence County in an effort to stop evictions or homelessness. There are programs for tenants from a wide range of backgrounds and circumstances. Funds may be issued for paying rent for senior citizens, single parents, households with children, or the disabled.

Any financial aid provided, even in the form of a grant, will be a last step in the process. The first step will be to see if the applicant can enter into a payment plan for any rent arrears. Then the non-profit will see if the family has any other options, such as relocating to a more affordable hand. Only as a last resort, and if no other solutions are available, will an agency in St. Lawrence County offer direct rental assistance.

If the home or apartment is just un-affordable, then there may be assistance for a security deposit on a new home in the Canton area. However this source of funding is also rare. More information on various programs is below.

Canton Neighborhood Center
Address is 5 West Street
Canton, New York
Phone - 315-386-3541
Emergency services, including rental assistance or money for heating bills to stop an eviction, is for income qualified families in St. Lawrence County.

Ogdensburg Neighborhood Center
Location - 330 Ford Street
Ogdensburg, NY 13669
The non-profit focuses on senior citizens and the disabled. Government grants can be used for back rent, transportation, mortgages, and housing needs.





St. Lawrence County Community Development Program
1 Commerce Lane
Canton, NY 13617
For hours, dial 315-386-1102
They offer referrals to programs for stopping evictions, loan programs, and more. Another goal is to help families buy a home, even using a rental assistance voucher that they may be receiving. More on St. Lawrence County Community Development Program rent assistance programs.

Section 8 HUD and low income apartments - St. Lawrence County Community Development Program
The PHA is at 1 Commerce Lane
Canton, New York 13617
Dial 315-386-1102 for details on the waiting list.
Applications are accepted for the HUD Housing Choice Voucher Program. The very low income and working poor can apply, but a waiting list is in place.

The Salvation Army of Ogdensburg, NY
Main address is 401 Franklin St
Ogdensburg, New York 13669
Call (315) 393-3351
Emergency shelter, possible funds for back rent, transitional housing, and other aid may be available.

Rental Assistance Program (RAP) - Central New York Health Systems Agency
Only individuals with AIDs/HIV can apply for rent help. They have details on low income apartments, medical care, and much more.




Legal Aid Society of St. Lawrence
17 Hodskin St
Canton, New York 13617
Phone - (315) 386-4586
Lawyers and paralegals offer landlord-tenant mediation, referrals to grant programs, and help with civil legal matters.

Massena Independent Living Center
156 Center Street
Massena, New York
Assistance for security deposits, first months rent, and legal aid is used (among other services) to stop evictions and rehouse families. The program is Solutions To End Homelessness.


By Jon McNamara

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