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Partners in Progress

at CARES of NY, Inc.

A Workshop Series

Partners in Progress is a workshop series developed by CARES of NY, Inc. that focuses on supporting Continuum of Care work to address homelessness through learning about best practices and coordinating with systems partners. The topics come from our partners and Continuums of Care - recommendations based on innovative practices that Upstate New York communities want to learn more about, discuss informally, and derive next steps for action.
Partners in Progress workshops are open to all levels of staffing, as well as to systems partners (such as those in the healthcare, foster care, criminal justice, affordable housing, or government fields) interested in learning more about innovative practices to address homelessness. We hope you find them of benefit.

2021 Workshops

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Workshop Archives

Hardship Declarations and Status of Evictions during COVID

PinP - Status of Evictions during COVID

Are you wondering if May 1st is when tenants in New York may be evicted for non-payment of rent despite suffering legitimate COVID-related hardship?

What is a hardship declaration form, where are they available, and to whom and by when must the form be submitted?

Or if landlords can attach late fees/penalties to partial rent payments before or after May 1st?

Date: Friday, March 26, 2021
Time: 10:00 - 11:00 am
Target Audience: All Levels of Staff in Homeless Housing & Services Agencies

Staff Attorneys with the Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York, David Crossman and Anthony Mohen, shared vital information and resources on the NYS COVID-19 Emergency Eviction and Foreclosure Prevention Act and CDC Eviction Moratorium during this awareness-building presentation.
We hope agencies share this presentation with staff at all levels so they might become more informed and better equipped to help their clients, friends and family as the end of the eviction moratorium looms.

Meeting Resources

Learn more about the Workshop Presenters

David Crossman

David Crossman is a Staff Attorney at Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York who has handled housing matters and eviction defense (primarily in Schenectady County) since 2017. He is a graduate of Albany Law School. Prior to becoming an attorney, David spent 10 years as an election administrator in the Elections Division of the Vermont Secretary of State. He also specialized in redistricting, staffing the Vermont Legislative Reapportionment Board in 2011 before becoming a redistricting clerk in Region I of the State of Alaska. David is looking forward to transitioning into a position as staff attorney for LASNNY’s Medical Legal Practice in conjunction with St. Peter’s Health Partners in the near future. He lives in Rensselaer County with his wife, Jane, and their rescue dog, Bam Bam (the Destroyer).

Anthony Mohen

Anthony Mohen is a Senior Attorney at the Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York in Albany in the Economic Justice and Community Lawyering Project. He represents clients claiming government benefits, and tenants facing eviction. Anthony is a Hudson Valley native and lives in Troy with his wife, their dog, and two cats. Before moving to Troy, he was an attorney in the Foreclosure Prevention Program at Grow Brooklyn Program for five years, representing homeowners in Brooklyn and Queens. He has also worked at the Crown Heights Community Mediation Center and served as a Clinical Fellow at the Mediation Clinic at NYU School of Law. He received his JD from NYU in 2010.

The COVID-19 Vaccine: Dispelling Myths & Building Confidence

Friends at cafe disinfecting their hands with hand sanitizer

Many thanks to CDPHP for their sponsorship of this presentation

Date: Friday, February 19th
Time: 10:00 - 11:00 am
Target Audience: All Levels of Staff in Homeless Housing and Services Agencies and interested partners across all disciplines

Ali Skinner (Vice President - Communications Strategy, CDPHP) will facilitate this awareness-building presentation with Dr. Adetutu Adetona, Physician and Director, Lansingburgh Family Practice, and Dr. Brenda Robinson, CEO, Black Nurses Coalition, Inc, who will share best practices, dispel myths, and increase confidence around the COVID-19 vaccine.

Workshop Description

Participants watched a webinar produced by the California Elder Justice Coalition on Homelessness in Older Adults: Causes, Consequences & Prevention featuring Dr. Margot Kushel from the University of California, San Francisco. Facilitated discussion immediately followed the viewing of the webinar.

This workshop was intended for all levels of staffing.

Workshop Description

Changes to Landlord / Tenant Rights in 2019.

During this workshop, staff attorneys from the Legal Aid Society of Northeastern NY, David Crossman and Anthony Mohen  reviewed the details about recent changes to the Real Property Law (e.g., lawful vs. unlawful evictions, landlord/tenant responsibilities, rental assistance protections, the importance of eviction prevention). Q&A immediately followed the presentation.

This workshop was intended for all levels of staffing.

Workshop Materials