Eviction Prevention Resources

The City and community partners understand that the COVID-19 pandemic has been an extremely challenging time for tenants and landlords. Many tenants have experienced job loss and reduced income, and have had difficulty keeping up with their rent. According to recent surveys of property owners by Monroe County and City of Rochester in partnership with the Ash Center at Harvard University, approximately 25% of rental units in the city of were behind on their rent as of March.  With property owners expected to file a wave of evictions in May, there is urgency to help connect these families to resources as quickly as possible. The City of Rochester and Monroe County have partnered to implement programs designed to help. Please see below for more information.

March 25th Webinar on Eviction Prevention Initiatives

The City and County hosted a webinar on March 25th to review the eviction prevention initiatives and programs that have been implemented since the pandemic began, and to preview an upcoming program.

Please click the links below to view:

Materials for Program Promotion

Currently Available Eviction Prevention Resources

Topic/Need 

Organization 

Contact Information 

Who Can Access? 

General Housing Questions and Advice 

The Housing Council

at PathStone

(585) 546-3700

Hotline open 9am to 1pm, Mon-Fri

www.thehousingcouncil.org

·All Tenants
·All Landlords
·All Homeowners

Free Legal Services, Eviction Court Support  

Tenant Defense Project

(585) 504-6195

Hotline open 9am to 5pm, Mon-Fri

www.TenantDefense.org

·All Tenants

 

Free Financial Counseling 

Rochester Financial Empowerment Center

(585) 252-7110

https://www.rochesterfec.org/

 

·All Tenants
·All Landlords
·All Homeowners

Apply for Public Assistance, Future Rent/Food Support 

Monroe County Department of Human Services

(585) 753-6960

 

Program Information

https://www.monroecounty.gov/hs-assistance

Application Materials

https://otda.ny.gov/programs/applications/

·Low income households