What Is Safe Homes - Safe Streets?

The Safe Homes - Safe Streets Initiative is a partnership between landlords, tenants, homeowners, and law enforcement to eliminate the criminal element that conducts its illegal activities within private dwellings through an aggressive use of the power of eviction. It consists of three elements:

  1. Landlord Training
  2. Trespass Affidavit Program
  3. Narcotics Eviction Program

Since the inception of the program in 2006, The Safe Homes - Safe Streets Initiative has:

- Trained more than 800 Landlords
- Registered over 1,300 Homes in the Trespass Affidavit Program
- Evicted over 100 Problem Tenants

Why is this program necessary?

When a criminal decides to do his business in an apartment building, he deprives the existing tenants of their right to the peaceful enjoyment of their own homes. Drug dealers create loud foot traffic at all times of the day and night and can be physically intimidating. The result is that honest peace-loving tenants move out, leaving the landlord with reduced incomes and the tenants searching for new homes.

Who’s Involved?
The Safe Homes - Safe Streets Initiative involves a coalition of tenants, landlords, and law enforcement.
Specific participants include:

  • The Office of the Albany County District Attorney
  • The Albany Police Department
  • United Tenants
  • Albany Housing Authority
  • Albany County Department of Social Services
  • Watervliet Housing Authority
  • Albany County Rural Housing Alliance, Inc.

Documents for Downlaod

Trespass Affadavit

Trespass Affidavit Program Notification Letter

Agency Commitment Form


Please return all forms to:

Albany County District Attorney’s Office

Albany County Judicial Center, 6 Lodge Street, 4th Floor, Albany, New York 12207

 Attention: Trespass Affidavit Program