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Where LI renters can go for financial, legal help

Many LI renters are living with month-to-month anxiety

Many LI renters are living with month-to-month anxiety as the first of the month approaches and their rent comes due. Credit: Getty Images/iStockphoto/relif

Where renters can go for help:

ISLANDWIDE:

Health & Welfare Council of Long Island

Referrals for rent and other assistance programs

516-559-4450

efsp@hwcli.com

Society of St. Vincent de Paul of Long Island

Rent and other assistance

516-822-3132

svdpli.org

New York State Homes and Community Renewal

Administers the state COVID Rent Relief Program, with applications due Feb. 1

Applications: https://hcr.ny.gov/RRP

Call Center: 1-833-499-0318 or covidrentrelief@hcr.ny.gov

Long Island Housing Services

Housing counseling services

631-567-5111

info@lifairhousing.org

NASSAU:

Nassau County Department of Social Services

Financial assistance, day care, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and other aid

516-227-8519

Community Development Corporation of Long Island

Administers a rental relief program on behalf of Nassau County

Beginning Jan. 6, inquiry forms will be available at www.cdcli.org/

Beginning Jan. 6, questions may be asked of staff at 1-800-375-1014

Economic Opportunity Commission of Nassau County, Inc.

The organization is awaiting funding for rental relief efforts, and provides other assistance, with a focus on achieving self-sufficiency.

516-292-9710

Nassau Suffolk Law Services

Assistance with legal questions and concerns

516-292-8100

SUFFOLK:

Suffolk County Department of Social Services' Service Centers

Rent and other assistance

Coram Center

80 Middle Country Rd.

Coram, NY 11727

(631) 854-2300

Riverhead Center

893 E. Main St.

Riverhead, NY 11901-2542

(631) 852-3500

Smithtown Center

200 Wireless Blvd.

Hauppauge, NY 11788

(631) 853-8714

South West Center

2 S. 2nd St.

Deer Park, NY 11729

(631) 854-6600

Suffolk County Office of Community Development

Administers emergency COVID-19 rental assistance aid, with applications due Jan. 15

https://www.waitlistcheck.com/NY3089

631-853-5707

community.development@suffolkcounty.ny.gov

Economic Opportunity Council of Suffolk, Inc.

Rent and other assistance, with a focus on achieving self-sufficiency

eoc-suffolk.com

SEPA Mujer

Rent and other assistance, with priority given to people who are not eligible for government assistance and single parents

833-762-9832

sepamujer.org

Nassau Suffolk Law Services

Assistance with legal questions and concerns

Countywide: 631-232-2400

Riverhead and East End: 631-369-1112

Compiled by Sarina Trangle

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