Dutchess Co. unveils its eviction prevention line
MidHudson News is reporting Dutchess County, in partnership with United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region’s 211 information line, is now providing eviction prevention services to county residents in danger of losing their housing. The service offers customized information on available eviction prevention funding. County Executive Marcus Molinaro highlighted the new Eviction Prevention Line during the 2021 State of the County Address. Dutchess County residents looking for resources to help them avert eviction can call 211, or 1-800-899-1479; choose to continue in English or Spanish; and press 7 to select the Dutchess Eviction Prevention Line. The trained 211 staff ask tenants a series of questions and then give them a customized list of programs the tenant is eligible for based on the information provided. The staff will also refer tenants to Legal Services of the Hudson Valley, as appropriate. There is an online tool available as well, allowing residents to answer the questions and then receive a call back from 211 with their customized resources. The Eviction Prevention Line is being paid for by the federal Emergency Solutions Grant-Coronavirus fund provided to Dutchess County through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security, or CARES Act. Read the full story at MidHudsonNews [dot] com.