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Newsday newsday.com 13 Jan, 2022 11:00 am

State reopens rent relief applications in Brookhaven and Babylon

State reopens rent relief applications in Brookhaven and Babylon
The state reopened COVID-19 rent relief applications Tuesday night in the towns of Brookhaven and Babylon, a move required in a court order issued last week. The New York Office of Temporary and Disab

The New York Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance closed its online application portal to Brookhaven and New York City residents in mid-November, when those communities spent their share of federal Emergency Rental Assistance Program money.A court ruled that OTDA must resume taking applications from every part of the state in a lawsuit brought by a nonprofit legal group in New York City.New York was initially awarded $2.Emergency Rental Assistance Program funding remains available in every part of Long Island, except Brookhaven and Babylon.

Landlords have filed relatively few eviction cases on Long Island throughout the pandemic.Organizations helping with ERAP applications Family Service League locations, including: Bay Shore — 631-647-3104 Huntington — 631-385-2305 Mastic Beach — 631-874-1327 Riverhead — 631-591-7577 OLA of Eastern Long Island — 631-899-3441 or text 844-795-0043 Organizations helping with legal matters Nassau Suffolk Law Services locations, including: Hempstead — 516-292-8100 Islandia — 631-232-2400 Riverhead — 631-369-1112 Nassau County Bar Association —- [email protected]

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