In New York State, all evictions and foreclosures are postponed for 90 days. All eviction orders are also suspended.
Non-essential (not all) court appearances in the 9th Judicial District (Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Westchester, and Rockland counties) and 3rd Judicial District (Ulster and Sullivan counties) have been administratively adjourned. You should call 914-824-5840 (9th district administration) or 518-285-8300 (3rd district administration) to find out if an adjournment date has been scheduled. You can also call the NYS Unified Court System’s Coronavirus Hotline at 833-533-0447. Keep a record of the date, time, phone number you called, and name of the person you spoke with and what they said.
The courts are still open for emergencies (e.g., landlord illegally locked you out of your apartment or you need an order of protection), but they are operating in some cases at different locations and with different procedures in place. As of Monday, April 6, in Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland and Westchester counties, these emergencies will be heard virtually, see administrative order here.
There are many other changes in federal and state law that have been recently enacted to provide homeowners, consumers, public benefits applicants and recipients, and others with relief.
Our office welcomes your calls to our central intake line at 1-877-574-8529 so that we can screen your eligibility for an intake. If you are eligible, your case will be assigned to an attorney for evaluation. Thank you.
Given the ongoing health crisis of COVID-10/Coronavirus, Legal Services of the Hudson Valley remains open but is balancing the health and safety needs of our staff, clients, and community stakeholders by helping to minimize the potential transmission of COVID-19/Coronavirus.
We know that many of our clients – older adults, people with chronic health conditions, and others – are particularly vulnerable. Legal Services of the Hudson Valley is not seeing people on an in-person basis in our offices. We continue to provide services but are doing so remotely.
If you need assistance with a legal issue, please contact us by calling your local office:
Yonkers: (914) 376-3757, press 0 for the operator
Mount Vernon: (914) 813-6811
White Plains: (914) 949-1305, press 0 for the operator or ext. 100 or ext. 127
Peekskill: (914) 402-2192 ext. 193 or ext. 159
Spring Valley: (845) 476-3831 ext. 180 or ext. 162
Poughkeepsie: (845) 471-0058 ext. 400
Newburgh: (845) 569-9110 ext. 200 or ext. 212
Goshen: (845) 495-4305 ext. 231
Kingston: (845) 331-9373 ext. 500
Monticello: (845) 495-4305 ext. 231