Ulster County has created a group dedicated to reviewing coronavirus-related complaints regarding tenants' rights.
The COVID-19 Tenant Protection Unit will be staffed by members of the county's public defenders office, who will assure tenants' rights are protected under Gov. Andrew Cuomo's 90-day moratorium on commercial or residential eviction, according to County Executive Pat Ryan.
"Ulster County has zero-tolerance for anyone taking advantage of our residents during this crisis," Ryan said in a release. "If you find yourself evicted during the New York Pause order, I ask that you reach out to us immediately. I promise that we will both act swiftly to remedy the situation and make public those who have violated this order."
The unit will act as a liaison for tenants, providing them with the resources needed to prevent illegal evictions. Anyone interested in making a complaint can call 845-303-5503 or visit the county website for more information.
As of Thursday, Ulster had 1,095 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 21 deaths, according to the county.