Good Neighbor School

The City of Albany's Good Neighbor School

The City's Good Neighbor School project is an educational program for Albany tenants and landlords. It was first proposed during the summer of 2019 as part of Albany's application for the New York State Attorney General's Cities RISE Grant. Upon being awarded over $1 million in funding from Cities RISE, City staff conducted research and community listening sessions with over 400 residents. These efforts have informed the curriculum and current engagement strategies surrounding the Good Neighbor School, which officially launched in the spring of 2021.

November 2021 Workshop Offerings

Use calendar at the bottom of this page to register, or email dsmith@albanyny.gov.

COVID-19 Resources & Information for TenantsMonday, 11/8/21 at 10 a.m.             (Zoom only)
Monday, 11/8/21 at 6 p.m.*
This workshop will provide Albany tenants with an introduction to the various resources available to them during the COVID-19 pandemic. Topics covered will include: the NYS Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP), other rental and utility assistance providers, City Code Enforcement, resources for finding new housing, and more.
COVID-19 Resources & Information for LandlordsTuesday, 11/9/21 at 10 a.m. 
   (Zoom only)
Tuesday, 11/9/21 at 6 p.m.*
This workshop will provide Albany landlords with an introduction to the various resources available to them during the COVID-19 pandemic. Topics covered will include: the NYS Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP), Landlord Rental Assistance Program (LRAP), maintenance and repair grants, property tax installment plans, foreclosure prevention programs, and more. 
Tenants' RightsMonday, 11/22/21 at 11 a.m.*
Monday, 11/29/21 at 6 p.m.*
This workshop will empower tenants to better understand their rights under the law and to assert their rights when necessary. Topics covered will include: the Albany Renter’s Bill of Rights, Residential Occupancy Permits (ROP’s), Fair Housing laws, common code violations, and more. Renters will also learn about local resources that can help if their rights are being violated.
Legal Processes & Protections for TenantsTuesday, 11/23/21 at 11 a.m.*
Tuesday, 11/30/21 at 6 p.m.*
This workshop will provide tenants with an introduction to civil court proceedings in Albany. Topics covered will include: general court information, the eviction process (including COVID-19 eviction protections), and how to file a housing lawsuit. Local legal and advocacy resources will also be discussed.

* Denotes event will be held both virtually (via Zoom) and in-person at 200 Henry Johnson Blvd, 2nd Floor Community Room.

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