Tina Potter, Commissioner – Email
Patrick Maxwell, Deputy Commissioner Email
Marisa Alber, Director of Income Eligibility Email
Concetta Hmura, Director of Services Email

Phone: (518) 884-4140
Fax: (518) 884-4199

152 West High Street
Ballston Spa, NY 12020



Saratoga County DSS COVID-19 Message

In accordance with CDC and Department of Health recommendations, we are adhering to social distancing and public health protocols to limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus. 

All essential DSS services are still available for your assistance.  Please call DSS prior to coming to the Social Services Building.  Saratoga County Department of Social Services is serving individuals in need primarily by telephone.  In-person appointments will be provided for services that require in-person contact.  If you are advised by a DSS employee to come to the building, we ask that you come alone and not bring others with you.

You will be screened outside the building by a staff member.  The screening will include a list of health screening questions, temperature check, and you will be required to wear a mask in order to conduct business with staff at our office building.  Please be aware that we do not have gloves or face masks available at the department.

COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program

The New York State Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) will provide significant economic relief to help low and moderate-income households at risk of experiencing homelessness or housing instability by providing rental arrears, temporary rental assistance and utility arrears assistance.

  • Program opened June 1, 2021.  Applications are now being accepted.
  • To apply, go to the NYS website – http://otda.ny.gov/erap for information and direct access to the application portal.
  • Please click on the link below to learn more about the program.

COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program

Department Description

It is the mission of the Saratoga County Department of Social Services to provide and facilitate the delivery of an appropriate mix of supportive services to meet the unmet financial and social needs of those who are unable to do so on their own.

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