Eviction Resources

When facing eviction, tenants have a number of resources aimed to help them legally and financially. These resources, made available through the Ithaca Eviction/Displacement Defense (IEDD) Project, will tell you about your rights as a tenant, provide free legal assistance, if needed, and help you determine if you qualify for rent relief assistance–for up to 18 months.

Below are the most common resources.  For more information or further resources such as employment assistance, healthcare, childcare, and financial assistance, tenants can dial 2.1.1 (1.877.211.8667), email iandr@hsctc.org or visit 211Tompkins.org.

211Tompkins Cortland is a program of the Human Services Coalition.

Emergency Resources

Legal Resources

Other Housing Assistance

Ithaca Eviction/Displacement Defense Project (IEDD)

Our community’s vibrancy and strength is contributed by all who live here.  When housing costs threaten to push longtime residents out of the City, we all lose.  The Ithaca Evictions/Displacement Defense (IEDD) project promotes an engaged community where everyone, regardless of income, has access to the opportunities afforded by living here.

  • Prevent displacement from the City of Ithaca by preventing avoidable non-payment evictions through a comprehensive array of strategies.
  • Fortify all available safety nets for tenants and launch the Housing Stability Supplement Program for those most in need.
  • Work with a racial equity lens to ensure the City of Ithaca thrives.

Snapshot of Conditions


Projects Supported by IEDD



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