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Resources

Covid Testing 

  • Hotline 888-364-3065

www.nyc.gov/coronavirus

Face Coverings 

Health and Healthcare 

Medicaid

Mental Health and Wellness

Unemployment Assistance

Senior Assistance

  • Food assistance for senior citizens can be obtained by contacting your local senior center or calling Aging Connect at 212-AGING-NYC
  • Access NYC is a free online service that tells you if you qualify for over 30 city, state, and federal benefit programs, and how to acquire them. To use this resource, visit https://access.nyc.gov/
  • Benefits CheckUp is a free online service by the NAtional Council of Aging that helps identify benefits that could say you money and cover the costs of everyday expenses. Visit www.benefitscheckup.org 
  • For seniors with limited income, Met Council’s SenioRepair can help with domestic repairs such as broken locks or clogged sinks. Call 929-292-9261 to talk to a Met Council representative. 

Food Assistance

Housing 

  • The NYS COVID Rent Relief Program is designed to support low-income households experiencing an increased rent burden due to a loss of income during the COVID-19 pandemic. This Program provides a one-time payment to cover the difference between rent burden on March 1, 2020 and the increase in rent burden during the months the household is applying for assistance. The deadline has been extended to August 6, 2020, learn more and apply here.
  • Mortgage relief: The State Department of Financial Services has issued a new directive to New York State mortgage servicers to provide 90-day mortgage relief to mortgage borrowers impacted by the novel coronavirus.
  • The NYCHA has issued a moratorium on residential evictions and adjourned all current cases. Households experiencing a loss of income should visit the NYCHA Self-Service Portal: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/nycha/section-8/self-service.page

School Reopening

Small Business Assistance

Financial Assistance:

  • The Lost Wage Assistance Program provides an additional $300 per week to people receiving unemployment insurance benefits through the state. For more information, https://labor.ny.gov/ui/pdfs/lwa-factsheet.pdf
  • Financial Employment Center counselors can provide financial advice to New Yorkers over the phone. For more info, https://www1.nyc.gov/site/dca/consumers/get-free-financial-counseling.page
  • If you think you have yet to claim your $1,200 Economic Impact Payment, contact the Mobilization for Economic Clinic at 212-417-3791.
  • Individuals with a SNAP or Cash Assistance case expiring in March to June have been granted a 6-month extension on recertification. 

Open streets and Parks

Support Local Restaurants! 

Voting

Volunteer Opportunities