UTICA, N.Y. – All but five former tenants of Olbiston Apartments in Utica have been relocated after 58 people were displaced when the building was deemed unsafe to live in on July 14.
The City of Utica has been working with multiple agencies to find permanent, temporary or transitional housing for the residents.
The Legal Aid Society of Mid-New York (LASMNY) and Legal Services of Central New York (LSCNY) will also be helping the former Olbiston tenants by holding an information session to help provide resources and advice, as well as answer questions.
“If the tenants of the Olbiston have questions about their rights, reasonable accommodations, evictions, public benefits, or other legal issues they should contact us,” said Melanie Goldberg, managing attorney for LSCNY.
Both groups have experience with legal issues surrounding housing, and can work as liaisons between the residents and social services.
The session will be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, July 21, at the DeSales Center, 309 Genesee St., Utica.
More information is also available through the combined HelpLine at 877-777-6152, or online at: