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COVID-19 Resources

Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP)
1-844-691-7368 (Monday-Sunday 8:00 am-7:00 pm)
TTY 1-833-843-8829
The Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) can assist those unable to pay rent due to COVID-19. Eligible low and moderate-income households can get up to 12 months of their back rent paid, three months of future rent, and other assistance. All payments will be made directly to the landlord/property owner on behalf of the tenant.

*You are protected from eviction while you have a Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) application pending*
**There are no immigration status requirements to qualify for the program**
***You do not have to pay back the money paid to your landlord on behalf of you***

Eligibility criteria
— NYS residents that owe rent since the COVID-19 pandemic began in March 2020 AND
— Qualified for unemployment benefits or have lost income and/or have an increase in expenses due to the COVID-19 pandemic; AND
— Have a monthly gross (before tax) household income at or below 80% of the Area Median Income (AMI).
How to Apply
Visit a community-based organization near your home that can help you apply for ERAP. Locate one here OR
Apply online on the following link:
ERAP is not guaranteed and will be determined on a case-by-case basis. If you have not heard about the status of your application, please call (844) 691-7368 or chat with a representative visiting
To learn more, visit the New York State Emergency Rental Assistance Program Page:
1-844-691-7368 (lunes a domingo de 8:00 a.m. a 7:00 p.m.)
Teléfono de texto 1-833-843-8829

El Programa de asistencia de emergencia para el alquiler (ERAP) puede ayudar a quienes no pueden pagar el alquiler adeudado debido a COVID-19. Los hogares elegibles con ingresos bajos y moderados pueden recibir hasta 12 meses de la renta adeudada, tres meses de alquiler futuro y otra asistencia. Todos los pagos se harán directamente al propietario a nombre del inquilino.

*Usted será protegido contra mociones de desalojo mientras tenga una solicitud del Programa de Asistencia de Alquiler de Emergencia (ERAP) pendiente*
**No hay requisitos de estatus migratorio para calificar para el programa**

***El beneficio no es un prestamo y no debera pagar de vuelta el monto que fue pagado por el programa al arrendador

Criterios de Elegibilidad
— Residentes del estado de Nueva York que deban alquiler desde el inicio de la pandemia por COVID-19 en marzo de 2020 — Han calificado para beneficios de desempleo o han perdido ingresos y/o tienen un aumento en los gastos debido a la pandemia de COVID-19; Y
— Tienen un ingreso familiar bruto mensual (antes de impuestos) igual o inferior al 80% del Ingreso Medio del Area (AMI).
Cómo Aplicar
— Visite una organización comunitaria cercana que pueda ayudarlo a aplicar a ERAP. Encuentra una organizacion aquí O
— Realiza una aplicacion en línea en el siguiente enlace:
ERAP no está garantizado y se determinará caso por caso. Si no ha escuchado acerca del estado de su aplicacion llame al (844) 691-7368 o hable con un representante por chat visitando
Para obtener más información, visite la página del programa de asistencia de alquiler de emergencia del estado de Nueva York: Encuentra instrucciones acerca de como traducir contenido al espanol en:
Updated on September 1, 2021

Vaccination Scholarship Incentive
Vaccine locator at
Parents or legal guardians of any New Yorker, ages 12 to 17, can enter their child who has received at least their first COVID-19 vaccine dose, for a chance to win one four-year full-ride scholarships (including tuition, fees, room-and-board, and expenses) to any New York State public college or university.
Online Entry
Enter to win a full scholarship at
Drawings Dates (Hurry!)
The drawings will be conducted weekly, for five (5) weeks, beginning on Tuesday, June 1, 2021. Ten weekly winners (for a total of 50 winners) will be announced each Wednesday.
COVID-19 Vaccination Sites
To vaccinate your child, find COVID-19 vaccine locations at
Find more information at
Updated on June 2, 2021

Emergency Rental Assistance
844-NY-RENT (1-844-691-7368) 8 am- 7 pm
Chat with an agent
The program launched on June 1st, 2021. It helps eligible New Yorkers pay for late rent or utility bills who have suffered financial hardship due to COVID-19.  Assistance may cover up to 12 months of late rent. Funds are limited; consider applying as soon as possible.

  • Household gross income is at or below 80 percent of the Area Median Income (AMI)
  • On or after March 13, 2020, a member of the household received unemployment benefits or experienced a reduction in income, incurred significant costs or experienced financial hardship, directly or indirectly, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • There are no immigration status requirements to qualify for the program.
    Registration & Application
    Visit For more information about prioritized households, documentation to provide, and enrolling organizations in your borough  visit or call 1-844-691-7368.
    Updated on June 2, 2021


    Hatch Tutors

    Hatch Tutors is a non-profit tutoring organization for underserved students across the United States. One-on-one tutoring services are provided by teaching fellows once a week over a 10-week period with assistance on educational material, learning skills, and college advice.
    Courses Offered
    All subjects according to the child’s curriculum and SAT/ACT Test preparation.
    Language(s) Offered
    English and Spanish.
    Grade K-Grade 12.
    Student Eligibility
    – First-generation and immigrant students
    – Facing disproportionate barriers to accessing education
    – From a low-income family
    – Impacted by COVID-19
    – Free online service
    How To Apply
    – Currently closed for Spring 2021
    – Currently enrolling students for their Summer 2021 waitlist
    – Submit a completed application
    – A tutor will be matched to your child by grade level, subject, and availability
    For more information, visit
    Updated on April 23rd, 2021

    EduMate NYC

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    EduMate NYC is a non-profit organization providing tutoring services to students of underserved communities across New York. Students are matched with a teaching fellow to gain a one-on-one learning experience.
    Courses Offered
    Art, French, English, Math, Music, Science, Theatre, SAT/ACT, SHSAT, and College Application Support
    Additional course assistance provided according to the student’s curriculum.
    Language(s) Offered
    Arabic, Bengali, Bosnian, Chinese (Mandarin & Cantonese), French, German, Gujarati, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Punjabi, Spanish, Swedish, Russian, Ukrainian, Urdu, and Yoruba.
    Grade K-Grade 12.
    Student Eligibility
    – Must be residing within the US
    – Homeless
    – Facing disproportionate barriers to accessing education
    – From a low-income family
    – Special educational needs
    – Learning English
    – Online
    – Free, but can make donations as desired
    How To Apply
    – Submit a completed application.
    – A tutor will be matched to your child in a week.
    – Ongoing enrollment.
    For more information, visit
    Updated on April 23, 2021

    A Little Joy Initiative

    A Little Joy Initiative is a non-profit tutoring service provided by teaching fellows for students of underserved families nationwide. Students gain an interactive one-on-one experience with their teaching fellow over a 60-minute session.
    Courses Offered
    All subjects according to the child’s curriculum including English, Math, Science, Arts and Computer Science.
    Language(s) Offered
    English, Spanish, French, Mandarin, Cantonese, Hindi, Tagalog, Vietnamese, Japanese, and Korean.
    Grade K-Grade 8.
    Student Eligibility
    – Facing disproportionate barriers to accessing education
    – From a low-income family
    – Impacted by COVID-19
    – Free online service.
    How To Apply
    – Submit a completed application.
    – A tutor will be matched to your child by grade level, subject and availability as soon as possible.
    – Ongoing enrollment.
    For more information, contact
    Updated on April 23, 2021

    IXL Math & English Practice

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    IXL provides a comprehensive curriculum for students offering math practice problems and solutions and interactive questions. Students are provided the opportunity to develop their confidence in essential skills while learning material at their own pace and rewarded with encouraging awards.
    Courses Offered
    Math and English.
    Language(s) Offered
    Grade JK-Grade 12.
    – Free online service
    Learn more at
    Updated on April 23, 2021

    Splash Learn

    Sign up for free at
    Splash Learn is an interactive platform offering comprehensive educational material for students with practice problems and solutions. Students are provided with interactive play sheets and daily curated and personalized lesson for an engaging learning experience. Caregivers are provided with trackable progress reports to monitor their child’s development and learning.
    Courses Offered
    Math and English.
    Grade Junior Kinder Garden-Grade 5.
    – Free online service.
    More details about the program at
    Updated on April 23rd, 2021

    Learn To Be

    Learn To Be is a non-profit tutoring service for students of underserved families through one-on-one help from knowledgeable tutors.
    Courses Offered
    Math, Science, Writing, Reading, Spanish, French, and History. Additional assistance in other courses depending on the child’s needs and curriculum
    Language(s) Offered
    English and Spanish.
    Grade K-Grade 12.
    Student Eligibility
    – Must be residing within the US
    – Attending a Title 1 School
    – Receiving free or reduced-price lunch at school
    – Living in a single-parent household
    – Within a foster home
    – Homeless
    – Currently on or qualifies for food assistance
    – Online
    – Free, but can make donations as desired
    How To Apply
    – Submit a completed application at
    – A tutor will be matched to your child within a week
    – Ongoing enrollment
    For more information, visit
    Updated on April 23, 2021

    Mount Sinai Morningside Vaccine Sign Up

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    New York State COVID-19 Vaccine Form (complete this form only once you have a scheduled appointment)
    1111 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10025
    Please fill out this form to sign up for the Covid-19 vaccination at Mount Sinai Morningside. They will call you to confirm a vaccination time and date.
    To receive a vaccine you must fall within the eligibility criteria (16-year-old or older). You must be an NYS resident and/or work in NYS under an eligible occupation. Note: People who are 16 or 17 years old are only eligible for the Pfizer vaccine.
    If you have questions about eligibility, call the New York State COVID-19 hotline at 833-NYS-4-VAX (833-697-4829).
    Updated on April 12, 2021

    Enrichment for Children and Families








    Wonderopolis Invites children to explore intriguing questions about the world around them with fun and engaging activities. Available in 60 languages





    EarthCam Offers views of city skylines, local landmarks, beaches, zoos, and landscapes from popular tourist destinations throughout the world

    Smithsonian’s National Zoo & Conservation Biology Institute See giant pandas, elephants, lions and naked mole-rats on animal cams streaming live, 24/7

    Monterey Bay Aquarium Experience the wonder of the ocean no matter where you are with the Monterey Bay Aquarium live cams





    Skillshare Skillshare offers 13 free online art classes for kids that range from doodling sessions to hour-long drawing sessions for kids of all ages

    ArtsEducation@Home The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts offer online arts education resources for students of all ages
    The Kitchen Table Classroom The Kitchen Table Classroom was created by a 20-year veteran art teacher with a collection of free online art classes for kids
    Filmed On Stage Broadway shows online for free On the top menu, click on “FREE SHOWS”
    Google Arts & Culture Tour and see free exhibits from 2,500 museums and galleries from all over the world


    America’s Test Kitchen Young Chefs’ Club Every week it creates a series of recipes, hands-on activities and kitchen STEAM experiments, and fun food quizzes
    Real Food 4 Kids Offers online cooking school through providing recipes and narrated, kid-led instructional videos added each month


    GoNoodle Mobile app full of free games and activities designed to get kids moving

    Cosmic Kids Yoga Youtube channel with yoga, mindfulness, and relaxation videos for kids
    Haschak Sisters The Haschak Sisters are four sisters ranging in age from 13-18 with different dance tutorials
    Just for Kix Digital Dance Digital Dance online training for $6.99 a month, giving you access to hundreds of dance videos by expert dance teachers


    Raising Dragons Free resource filled with activities like science experiments, math games, and crafts with items you can find around the house

    PBS Crafts PBS offers different free, fun and educational craft activities for children ages 2-8
    KiwiCo Corner KiwiCo provides hands-on learning through free arts and crafts and science experiments for kids of all ages through a variety of DIY ideas

    Bill Nye Bill Nye has experiments you can try at home related to the life science, physical science, and planetary science


    Kids Gardening Full of free, garden activities that kids of all ages can do at home

    National Geographic Explore nature in and around your city for grades 3-12+


    Breathe, Think, Do Sesame free app help teach skills to young children (ages 2-5) to problem-solving, self-control, planning, and task persistence Apple IOS/Android
    Dreamy Kid DreamyKid meditation app offers meditation, guided visualization and affirmation curated for children and teens Apple IOS: Dreamy Kid App
    Headspace Headspace is a guided meditation and mindfulness app suitable for all levels Apple IOS: Headspace App | Android: Headspace App
    Smiling Mind Smiling Mind is an app designed to help people pressure, stress, and challenges of daily life for kids ages 7-18 Apple IOS: Smiling Mind


    Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) Offers an overview of modern and contemporary art and you can view the collection online
    Metropolitan Museum Over 5,000 years of art from around the world for everyone to experience and enjoy through Google Arts &Culture
    The Guggenheim Museum in New York Online programming and activities like at-home art classes or exhibits for both children and adults

    The American Museum of Natural History It is now open, but you can still enjoy virtual programming, field trips, virtual tours, and guided hall tours on Facebook Live

    Updated on March 28, 2021

    Monoclonal Antibody Hospital Locator by the HHS

    HHS Launches Web-Based Locator for COVID-19 Outpatient Treatment Sites for Monoclonal Antibodies
    System helps doctors and patients find locations for COVID-19 outpatient treatment.
    Use of monoclonal antibody treatments could help reduce need for hospitalization in high-risk patients
    A web-based COVID-19 outpatient treatment locator maintained by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is now available to assist healthcare providers and patients in finding potential locations for treatment with monoclonal antibody therapeutics.
    These medicines are authorized for emergency use in treating patients with mild or moderate COVID-19 who are at high risk of developing severe symptoms and requiring hospitalization.
    Learn more visiting
    Updated on March 18, 2021

    Walgreens COVID-19 Vaccination Appointments

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    Individuals 12 years old or older who reside in New York State are eligible to receive a vaccine for free.
    Make an Appointment
    Sign in into your Walgreens account here. If you do not have an account, register for one on this link.
    Schedule your appointment visiting
    Learn more at

    Los residentes del estado Nueva York que pueden vacunarse son aquellos con 12 años de edad o más. Haz una cita entrando a tu cuenta de Walgreens en Si no tienes una cuenta, crea tu perfil aqui.
    Aprende más en

    Updated on June 2, 2021

    New York State-Operated COVID-19 Vaccination Sites

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    Text your ZIP code to 438829 for nearest COVID-19 vaccination facility
    All individuals 12 years of age and older that reside in the United States are eligible to receive the vaccine.
    COVID-19 vaccines are available at pharmacies, hospitals, and through local health departments statewide. They are free and you will not be charged. Find vaccination sites at, Appointment Searcher Turbovax or text your ZIP code to 438829.
    To schedule an appointment directly at a New York State-run site, go to and follow the instructions.
    Free rides up to a vaccination site are available by Uber or Lyft until July 4th, 2021.

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    Agende una cita en y seleccione Español en la esquina superior derecha.
    Todos los individuos de 12 años de edad o más califican para una vacuna.
    Las vacunas para el COVID-19 están disponibles en farmacias, hospitales y a través de los departamentos de salud locales en todo el estado. Son gratis. Encuentra sitios de vacunación en, en el Localizador de citas Turbovax, o envía por texto tu código postal al 438829.
    Transporte gratuito con Uber o Lyft está disponible hacia lugares de vacunación hasta el 4 de Julio de 2021.

    Updated on June 4, 2021

    COVID-19 Emergency Eviction and Foreclosure Prevention Act

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    Contact the City’s Tenant Helpline by calling 311 and say “Tenant Helpline”
    Under a State law called the COVID-19 Emergency Eviction and Foreclosure Prevention Act you can prevent yourself from eviction in New York City.
    If you have experienced financial hardship or face significant health risk because of COVID-19, you cannot be evicted until at least August 31, 2021.
    You must deliver your landlord, the local eviction court, or both a “Tenant’s Declaration of Hardship During the COVID-19 Pandemic” to protect yourself from eviction. To deliver this declaration online to the interested parties fill out this form by Housing Justice for All. A copy of the form will be sent to you as well.
    For emergency cash assistance or to apply to the COVID-19 relief program, call 311 to get more information or visit the Major’s Office to Protect Tenants website.
    Updated on May 6, 2021.


    FDNYC Job Openings

    (718) 999-3369 |
    — 21 years-old people and up
    — U.S. citizens
    — New York City or Long Island residents
    Find the latest job postings in the New York City Fire Department.
    How to Apply
    The New York City Fire Department is an equal opportunity employer committed to full compliance with federal, state, and local laws prohibiting employment discrimination.
    Employment decisions in City government will be made on the basis of merit, fitness, and equality of opportunity and without unlawful discrimination on the basis of Age, Marital Status, Alienage/Citizenship Status, Military Status, Color, National Origin, Creed, Partnership Status, Disability, Prior Record of Arrest or Conviction, Gender, Race, Gender Identity, Religion, Genetic Predisposition, Sexual Orientation, Victim of Domestic Violence, Sex Offense or Stalking.

    Encuentra las últimas ofertas de trabajo en el Departamento de Bomberos de la ciudad de Nueva York. Contacta al centro de contratación llamando al (718) 999-3369 de lunes a viernes desde las 9 am hasta las 5pm o envía un mensaje al
    El Departamento de Bomberos de la Ciudad de Nueva York es un empleador que ofrece igualdad de oportunidades y está comprometido con el pleno cumplimiento de las leyes federales, estatales y locales que prohíben la discriminación laboral.
    Las decisiones de empleo en el gobierno de la ciudad se tomarán sobre la base del mérito, la aptitud y la igualdad de oportunidades y sin discriminación ilegal por motivos de edad, estado civil, condición de extranjero / ciudadanía, estado militar, color, origen nacional, credo, estado de sociedad , Discapacidad, antecedentes de arresto o condena, género, raza, identidad de género, religión, predisposición genética, orientación sexual, víctima de violencia doméstica, delito sexual o acoso


    Online Help with Homework/Tutoring NYPL

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    Elementary school to high school grades
    Get a library card for services
    Access free one-on-one tutoring for children from 2pm-11pm with Brainfuse at the New York Public Library. To set an appointment with a tutor, log in with your library card number. If you do not have a library card yet, get one by signing up here.
    ► Get live tutoring for core areas such as mathematics (basic skills to Calculus II), science, reading and writing assignments, social studies, Spanish, English as a Second Language, Writing and essay feedback, and academic skills building.
    ► For older students, there are test prep and career services. To get more information about Brainfuse visit
    Visit Brainfuse to learn more.

    Brainfuse en español
    Accede a tutorías individuales gratuitas para niños de 2 a 11 pm con Brainfuse de la Biblioteca Pública de Nueva York. Para programar una cita con un tutor, inicia una sesión con tu número de tarjeta de la biblioteca. Si no tienes una tarjeta de la biblioteca aún, recibe una registrándote aquí.
    ► Recibe tutoría en vivo para áreas básicas como matemáticas (habilidades básicas para Cálculo II), ciencias, asignaciones de lectura y escritura, estudios sociales, español, inglés como segundo idioma, comentarios de redacción y ensayos y desarrollo de habilidades académicas.
    ► Para los estudiantes mayores, hay preparación para exámenes y servicios profesionales.
    Visita Brainfuse para obtener más información.


    iPad Request to the DOE

    pngeggCall 718-935-5100 (NYCDOE Division of Instructional and Information Technology)
    Find Your School
    Have the student’s ID number in hand
    If you need a device for your child, call 718-935-5100. If you need to contact your child’s school, use Find A School, and click on the General Information section of the school details.
    Who Can Request an iPad
    Any child, from 3K to grade 12, who attends an NYC public school, DOE Pre-K, or 3K program (NYCEEC/FCC) and who needs a device is eligible to receive a device for remote learning.
    Charter school students who are eligible for devices:
    –3K-12 students with individualized education programs (IEPs)
    –3K-12 students who are living in a shelter, foster care, or are living doubled up who need a device
    Private School Students who are eligible for devices:
    –K-12 students who were recommended for non-public school placement by the DOE and placed at a state-approved non-public school by the Central Based Support Team
    –K-12 students who attend a private or religious school and also receive special education services from the DOE, typically through an Individualized Education Services Program (IESP), who need a device for such services
    Preschool students who receive special education services from the DOE, including students in NY State-Approved 4410 providers and students receiving related services or Special Education Itinerant Teacher (SEIT) services.
    Si necesita un dispositivo para su hijo, use el formulario de Solicitud de Dispositivo del Departamento de Educación. Esta información se compartirá con su escuela para que puedan trabajar con usted para garantizar que su hijo tenga un dispositivo para el aprendizaje combinado o remoto. Si necesita comunicarse con la escuela de su hijo, use Find A School. En la esquina superior derecha, haga clic en “Language” y seleccione “Spanish”. Luego ingrese el nombre o la dirección de la escuela.
    Quién puede solicitar un iPad
    Cualquier niño, desde 3K hasta el grado 12, que asista a una escuela pública de la ciudad de Nueva York, al programa DOE Pre-K o 3K (NYCEEC/FCC) y que necesite un dispositivo, es elegible para recibir un dispositivo para aprendizaje remoto.
    Estudiantes de escuelas autónomas que son elegibles para dispositivos:
    –Estudiantes de 3K-12 con programas de Educación Individualizada (IEP)
    –Estudiantes de 3K-12 que viven en un refugio, cuidado de crianza o viven duplicados que necesitan un dispositivo
    Estudiantes de escuelas privadas que son elegibles para dispositivos:
    -Estudiantes de K-12 que fueron recomendados para la colocación en una escuela no pública por el DOE y fueron matriculados en una escuela no pública aprobada por el estado por el equipo central de apoyo.
    –Estudiantes de K-12 que asisten a una escuela privada o religiosa y también reciben servicios de educación especial del DOE, generalmente a través de un Programa de Servicios Educativos Individualizados (IESP), que necesitan un dispositivo para dichos servicios.
    Los estudiantes de preescolar que reciben servicios de educación especial del DOE, incluidos los estudiantes de proveedores 4410 aprobados por el estado de Nueva York y los estudiantes que reciben servicios relacionados o servicios de maestros itinerantes de educación especial (SEIT).
    Updated on November 3, 2020

    Afterschool City Programs

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    Discover DYCD Website with the “afterschool programs” filter
    Afterschool programs for middle schoolers
    DYCD Youth Connect at 646-343-6800 (teens/adolescentes)
    Also call or visit the after school program staff at your child’s school for more information about their afterschool programming.

    Because of the COVID-19 outbreak, some programs are limiting services or offering them over the phone. For the most up-to-date information please contact programs directly using the DYCD website. To learn more about support for COVID-19 impacts, visit the Coronavirus Updates page by the NYC Council


    Debido al brote del COVID-19, algunos programas están limitando servicios o alternativamente lo están ofreciendo por teléfono. Para información actualizada, por favor contacta los programas directamente visitando la página DYCD . Para aprender más acerca de los programas de apoyo disponible para COVID-19, visita la página de “Coronavirus updates” por el ayuntamiento de la ciudad de Nueva York



    Afterschool programs take place right after classes, in the evenings, weekends, summer vacations, or holidays.

    These programs help children do better in school, have better health, lower risky behaviors, and are a safe environment for children of working parents.
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    To find more after-school programs, visit the Comprehensive After School System for NYC (COMPASS NYC).

    Los programas después de y fuera de clases ayudan a mejorar las notas, la salud física y el ambiente externo de los niños de padres trabajadores. Los programas pueden tomar lugar después de la escuela, en las noches, los fines de semanas, veranos, o días feriados.
    Para más información sobre programas después de clases haz clic aquí.
    Para encontrar más programas, visita la página del Sistema Comprensivo de Actividades Postescolares de la Ciudad De Nueva York (Compass NYC).


    Emergency Child Care During Family Crisis

    nycfoundlingFamily Crisis Center at New York Foundling
    Locations in each borough
    Parenting Support Helpline 1(888) 435-7553
    The New York Foundling main phone number (212) 633-9300
    If you are facing a crisis impacting your family such as loss of housing, parental health issues, domestic violence, or other situation the Maria Crisis Lucadamo Nursery can provide short-term child care and holistic for you and your child while you are addressing these crises.
    Call the Family Crisis Center and Nursery at 1(888) 435-7553 for help and emergency child care.
    The New York Foundling that manages the Nursery Care Center also has a wide array of programs and resources to help families together. Check them out here.

    NYC Health Job Search

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    The NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has openings. Click here to find them and apply.

    Virtual Workforce1 Career Center System

    Virtual Workforce1 Career Center System
    Workforce1 helps New Yorkers prepare for and connect to jobs across New York City’s five boroughs and in several sectors of the economy.
    By applying to the Virtual Workforce1 Career Center system, you will be connected via web or phone to one-on-one help from professionals who can assist you in:
    –Identifying jobs that are a fit for your experience and skills
    –Preparing for interviews
    –Accessing free training
    All New Yorkers.
    Visit their website and select your borough. Fill out and submit the online form that pops up. Within a day or two a team member will connect with you. All services are no-cost and do not require in-person visits.
    Industrial and Transportation Career Center
    If you are particularly interested in industrial or transportation jobs, connect with the Workforce1 Industrial and Transportation Career Center.
    The Workforce1 Industrial and Transportation Career Center has industry experts that can help match you to training and employment opportunities in the following industries:
    –Transportation & Warehousing
    –Wholesale Trade

    Find a Job


    Register to attend a recruitment event, connect to training opportunities, or participate in interview preparation workshops and services. Services are no-cost and do not require in-person visits.
    All New Yorkers
    –Connection with training opportunities
    –Interview preparation workshops
    –Job placement
    How to Sign Up
    –Please contact a Workforce1 Career Center to complete the registration process and:
    *Submit official proof of your identification
    *Attend an Introduction to Services session
    *Meet with one of our staff members to review your work experience, available jobs, and next steps.
    Also, find job postings by the city scrolling down this page.

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    Visit the Official Website of the City of New York, create an account, and find job postings in the NYC government.

    Career Discovery NYC


    Discovery NYC is a website where New Yorkers can explore careers in demand, learn about the skills required for those, determine a career of interest, and apply for training programs.
    All New Yorkers 18 years old and up
    –Explore careers in technology, healthcare, industrial and construction, and media & entertainment
    –Take introductory courses to help you decide if a specific career is a good fit for you
    –Spend more time practicing what you’ve learned to gain comfort and familiarity with those skills
    –Apply to training programs that can lead you to a new career
    How to Apply
    –To identify job offers and prepare for interviews, visit the Virtual Workforce Career Center website
    –Select your borough and visit the website’s online form. A member of the Workforce team will connect with you and provide support services
    For resources about free or low-cost WiFi, access

    **Career Discovery is part of the NYC Department of Small Business Services**

    First Step Job Training Program for Homeless or Low-income Women

    coalition-homeless-logoFirst Step Job Training Program by the Coalition of the Homeless
    (212) 776-2074
    The Coalition’s First Step Job Training Program was launched in 1991 to give homeless and low-income women the training, social support, education, and work experience they need to overcome those obstacles, empowering them to build a better life for themselves and their families.
    First Step offers six 14-week classes serving roughly 200 women per year. Their innovative curriculum includes over 100 hours of computer instruction, along with literacy workshops, communication, and interpersonal skills development, and other hands-on activities that give students a thorough and practical understanding of the job market and workplace.
    First Step also places students in internships with major corporations or non-profit organizations and offers ongoing mentoring by experienced professionals.
    For questions about the First Step or if you would like to sign up for an Informational Session, please call (212) 776-2074.

    Discounted Telephone Service by Lifeline Assistance

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    Telephone Carrier Program
    New York State Lifeline Discounted Telephone Service is an assistance program offered by many telephone providers, including some wireless and cable companies, to help income-eligible consumers save money on their phone bills.
    Qualifying consumers can apply to “Lifeline” to receive a monthly discount on either their landline telephone service or their wireless service.
    In New York State, consumers can qualify for the “Lifeline Program” based on the following eligibility criteria:
    Income-Based: Your income is at or below 135% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines.
    Government Assistance Programs: You participate in one of the following programs.

    Federal Programs State Programs
    ► Medicaid ► Family Assistance/Safety Net Assistance
    ► Supplemental Security Income (SSI) ► Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP)
    ► Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) ► National School Lunch Program
    ► Federal Public Housing Assistance ——–
    ► Veteran’s Pension and Survivors Benefit ——–

    Federal program participation: Apply online.
    State program participation: Contact a telephone carrier and ask about their Lifeline Program.
    Updated on January 16, 2021

    LSA Food Pantry (East Harlem)

    lsa_3-removebg-previewLSA Advocacy and Food Pantry
    333 East 115th Street
    (646) 672-5200
    The LSA food pantry serves East Harlem residents living in ZIP codes 10029 and 10035 with client-choice food that is healthy and fresh.
    The food pantry distribute food every Wednesday from 9:00 am to 11:30 am and 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm by appointment only. 
    To make an appointment use the appointment-based system Plentiful.
    Visitors will need to live in ZIP codes 10029 or 10035, provide an ID, and bring proof of residence for all family members.
    To pre-register, please visit Once you pre-register, a staff member will reach out to confirm your information.

    La despensa de comida de LSA sirve a residentes que viven en los códigos postales 10029 y 10035 (East Harlem/El Barrio) con alimentos frescos y saludables.
    La despensa LSA distribuirá alimentos todos los miércoles desde las 9:30 am hasta la 11:30 am y desde la 1:00 pm hasta las 3:00 pm. Para hacer una cita con la despensa, regístrate usando la app Plentiful. Para pre-inscribirte, visita e ingresa tu información en línea. Una vez completada la inscripción, un miembro del equipo te llamará para tu información.
    Visitantes de la despensa deberán vivir en los códigos postales 10029 o 10035, traer una identificación, y mostrar prueba de domicilio para todos los miembros familiares.


    Safe & Healthy at Home During COVID-19

    Environmental Health experts have put together some recommendations for keeping your family healthy at home, along with links to other accurate information and useful resources at
    Learn how to keep your home safe and healthy with Dr. Nicholas Newman from the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.
    Español: Aprende cómo mantener tu casa segura y saludable con Dr. Nicholas Newman del Hospital de Niños en Cincinnati.

    Search EPA’s list of products for use against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19 here.
    Español: Busca la lista de productos aprobados por la EPA para eliminar SARS-CoV-2, el virus que ocasiona COVID-19 aquí.

    NYC Food Delivery Assistance

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    If you cannot go out to get food, no one can bring you food, and you are not able to use private delivery options, New York City will deliver emergency meals to you.
    -The maximum number of people the service will deliver to each household is 2.
    -Each delivery will contain 9 meals per person, but no household will receive more than 18 meals per delivery
    -All orders will be delivered within four days of the order date.
    How to Sign Up
    -Create an account here. Read and answer all the questions about your food request.
    -Confirm your sign-up by email and proceed to answer qualifying questions.
    -Enter your contact information, select your food order, and enter the delivery address.
    An estimated first and last delivery date will be given.

    Asistencia de entrega de alimentos en la ciudad de Nueva York durante la crisis de salud pública de COVID-19
    Si no puedes salir a buscar comida, nadie puede traerte comida y no puedes utilizar las opciones de entrega particular, la ciudad de Nueva York llevará a tu casa comidas de emergencia.
    ¿Cuánta comida puedes conseguir y cuándo?
    -La cantidad máxima de personas que el servicio entregará a cada hogar es de 2.
    -Cada entrega contendrá 9 comidas por persona, pero ningún hogar recibirá más de 18 comidas por entrega.
    -Todos los pedidos se entregarán dentro de los cuatro días posteriores a la fecha del pedido.
    ¿Cómo te puedes registrar?
    -Crea una cuenta aquí. Lee y responde todas las preguntas sobre tu solicitud de comida.
    -Confirma tu registro por correo electrónico y procede a responder las preguntas de calificación.
    -Ingresa tu información de contacto, elige el tipo de comida que deseas e ingresa la dirección dónde deben entregarse los alimentos.
    Para todas las solicitudes, se darán una fecha de entrega para las comidas.

    Updated February 21, 2021.

    Pantries by Borough

    For a list of vetted pantries,  click on your borough.
    Informational handouts have been updated with current open pantries during COVID-19.

    Information on food voucher assistance programs:

    ¿Dónde puedo encontrar alimentos saludables?
    Encuentra una lista de despensas en cada condado en los siguientes enlaces.
    Las hojas informacionales han sido actualizadas con detalles de despensas abiertas durante COVID-19.

    Bronx   • Brooklyn   • Manhattan • Queens  • Toda la ciudad de Nueva York
    Información acerca de programas de asistencia para alimentos (con cupones para comida) WIC y SNAP


    Free Grab & Go Meals by NYC Schools

    Free Meals
    Text “NYCFOOD” to 877-877 | Envía el texto “COMIDA” al 877-877
    Find a Community Pick Up Site
    Sites for free Grab & Go meals are changing starting Monday, and hours will be 3-5pm starting on Tuesday, September 27. Check the website for the most updated information.
    -Meals are not available to the general public at any other time
    -No registration or ID required
    -Multiple meals can be picked up at once
    NYC Student Take-Out Meals Starts 9/29/2020
    Free Breakfast and Lunch meals are available for all NYC Students
    Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 12:00pm
    No registration, ID, or documentation required
    No dining space is available, so meals must be eaten off premises
    Parents and guardians may pick up meals for their children
    Find a take-out location here.

    El horario de las comidas gratis Grab & Go cambiará a partir del lunes y el horario será de 3 a 5 pm a partir del martes.
    Las comidas no estarán disponibles para el público en general en ningún otro momento, una forma de identificación no es necesaria, y se podrán recoger varias comidas a la vez. Consulta el sitio web para obtener la información más actualizada.
    Las comidas para llevar para estudiantes estarán disponibles a partir del 29/9/2020
    – Desayunos y almuerzos gratuitos disponibles para todos los estudiantes en la Ciudad de Nueva York
    de lunes a viernes, de 9:00 am a 12:00 pm
    – No se requiere registro, identificación o documentación
    – No hay espacio para comer, por lo que las comidas deben comerse fuera de las instalaciones
    – Los padres y tutores pueden recoger las comidas para sus hijos
    Encuentra el lugar más cercano con comidas para llevar gratis (para estudiantes) aquí.


    GetFood NYC Map

    Food in NYC Map Locator
    Grab & Go, food pantries, DYCD Cornerstone Centers, Farmers Markets, and grocery stores all visible together on one map. Check days and hours of operation.

    Food Benefits for Children during the Pandemic (P-EBT Cards)


    Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, families of children eligible for free or reduced-price lunch in NYC’s in public schools and private schools are eligible for Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) food benefits. The total benefit amount is $420 for each eligible child.
    This payment represents the value of school meals for the period of time from March when the schools closed until the end of the school year on June 26th.
    How to Get the Benefit
    -Children who receive free school lunches through the National School Lunch Program are eligible for P-EBT food benefits if their school has been operating with reduced in-person attendance due to COVID-19 during the 2020-21 school year
    -Payments will be issued for each eligible school-aged child between the ages of 5 to 18 living in the household. The New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance is issuing these payments
    You do not (and cannot) apply for P-EBT food benefits
    -Eligible children currently receiving SNAP or Temporary Assistance (cash) will have their P- EBT food benefits issued to their household’s EBT card.
    -Eligible children who are currently enrolled in Medicaid and successfully accessed and redeemed their P-EBT food benefits for the 2019-20 school year on a NYS Medicaid card will receive their P-EBT food benefits for the 2020-21 school year on the same NYS Medicaid card.
    -Eligible children who successfully accessed their food benefits for the 2019-20 school year on a P-EBT Food Benefit card will receive their food benefits for the 2020-21 school year on the same P-EBT Food Benefit card.
    -All other eligible children will be mailed a P-EBT Food Benefit card with instructions explaining how to activate the card and access the food benefits.
    ***If you have not have been issued a payment or P-EBT card, please check the payment status of your school at***.
    Click here for more information.

    Debido a la pandemia COVID-19, familias de niños que califican para comidas gratis o a precio reducido en las escuelas públicas o privadas de Nueva York ahora califican para los beneficios de comida conocido como Transferencia Electrónica de Beneficios de la Pandemia (P-EBT por sus siglas en inglés). El total del monto del beneficio es de US$420 para cada niño que es elegible.
    Este pago representa el valor de las comidas de la escuela durante el periodo de tiempo desde marzo cuando las escuelas cerraron hasta cuando el año escolar terminó el 26 de junio. Los pagos serán emitidos para cada niño elegible entre los 5 y los 18 años viviendo con la familia. La Oficina de Asistencia Temporaria y para la Dispacidad está emitiendo estos pagos.
    Haz clic aquí para más información.


    NY Common Pantry (Manhattan and Bronx)


    Manhattan 8 East 109th Street, East Harlem, NY 10029
    Bronx 1290 Hoe Avenue, Longwood, NY 10459
    (917) 720-9700

    Coronavirus measures at NYCP

    New York Common Pantry has many programs to lower hunger and food insecurity. Choice Pantry provides fresh food pantry packagesHot Meals serves breakfast and dinner. Nourish provides food to seniors aged 60 and older. Help 365 helps pantry visitors with information and application to housing and benefit programs. NYCP serves all residents of NYC.
    For more information click on this handout.
    (Spanish) For more information click on this handout.

    El New York Common Pantry cuenta con muchos programas para mitigar el hambre y la inseguridad alimentaria. Choice Pantry ofrece paquetes de comida frescos a tu gusto. El programa Hot Meals ofrece desayuno y cena. Nourish ofrece comida para las personas de 60 años o mayores. Help 365 ayuda a los visitantes de la despensa con información, y aplicación a programas de beneficios y vivienda. Para mas información haz clic aqui.
    Para ver un video de la despensa NY Common Pantry con subtítulos en español hazclic aquí.



    Women, Infants and Children (WIC)

    Women, Infants, and Children NY (WIC)
    Local agencies
    800-522-5006 (Growing Up Hotline)

    COVID-19 Update
    –Many NYS WIC offices are available to provide services by phone for appointments. On-site appointments are limited.
    –For questions about food or formula availability, visit to find the vendor management agency in your area for help.
    –Please contact your local agency if you have additional questions.

    WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) is a short-term food assistance program that provides nutritious foods, breastfeeding support, nutrition counseling, health education, and health care referrals to pregnant women, infants, and children up to age 5.
    Qualifying for benefits will depend on the family’s income and household size. To see if you qualify fill out the pre-screening tool on the NYC HRA site. Keep in mind that U.S. Citizenship is not necessary.
    How to Apply
    Guide to apply for WIC | Spanish guide to apply for WIC
    At your WIC appointment, you will receive an eWIC card that will work like a debit card. The WIC staff will add your benefits to your family’s eWIC account and you will get a list of your family’s WIC benefits for the next three months. This list will have a start and end dates for your benefits.
    Types of Food & Shopping at the Supermarket
    Read the WIC Approved Foods and Products List to learn about the types of foods you can choose at WIC approved market sites. Also, feel free to check out this WIC Approved Foods Card.
    To learn more about how to use your eWIC card, watch the “Shopping with eWIC” video. For other questions, access the FAQ file here.

    Actualización COVID-19
    –Muchas de las oficinas WIC están abiertas para brindar servicios por teléfono para citas. Las citas que ocurren en las oficinas son limitadas.
    –Para disponibilidad acerca de comidas y leche de fórmula, visita para encontrar agencias de administración de proveedores en su área para ayudarlo.
    –Por favor contacta tu agencia local si tienes preguntas adicionales.


    WIC (Mujeres, Infantes y Niños) es un programa de asistencia alimentaria a corto plazo que brinda alimentos nutritivos, apoyo para la lactancia, consejería en nutrición, educación en salud, y remisiones para mujeres embarazadas, infantes y niños de hasta 5 años.
    Para saber si calificas, llena esta herramienta de preselección en la página de NYC HRA. Recuerda que una prueba de ciudadanía americana no es necesaria para obtener beneficios de WIC.
    Guía de aplicación para WIC en esta hoja informational | Agencias locales
    En tu cita con WIC, recibirás una tarjeta eWIC que funciona como una tarjeta de débito. A la cuenta familiar eWIC, los beneficios (dinero) serán agregados. Tambien obtendrás una lista de los beneficios que recibirás durante los próximos tres meses con fechas de inicio y finalización para beneficios.
    ¿Estás interesado en saber qué tipos de alimentos puede comprar con eWIC? Encuentra una lista con alimentos y productos aprobados en WIC Strong.
    Aprende más con el video “Comprar con eWIC”.


    The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

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    HRA centers locations (centers have consolidated due to COVID-19)

    COVID-19 Updates
    –Apply for SNAP benefits online at HRA. HRA locations are consolidating their hours until further notice and all appointments have been canceled.
    –Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, an interview to obtain benefits may not be required at this time. If the NYC HRA need additional information, they will contact you.
    –Recertifications for SNAP and Cash Assistance are POSTPONED due to COVID-19.
    –If you have recertification currently scheduled or one that is coming due, you DO NOT need to recertify and your benefits will continue. You will get a letter at a later date telling you when to recertify.
    –Shop for groceries online at Walmart, Shoprite, and Amazon with your SNAP/EBT debit card.
    –Download EBT Fresh to see nearby stores and farmer’s markets that take EBT and check your balance.
    —For more information visit SNAP Benefits by the HRA.


    Actualizaciones COVID-19
    –Debido a la pandemia por COVID-19, las entrevistas de aplicación ya no son necesarias. Si la oficina HRA requiere de información adicional, ellos te contactarán.
    –Aplica a SNAP en línea visitando HRA. Todas las oficinas de HRA están centralizando sus servicios hasta nueva orden. Las citas del HRA han sido canceladas.
    –Las recertificaciones para SNAP y asistencia con dinero han sido POSPUESTAS debido al COVID-19.
    –Si una recertificación está por vencerse, no necesitará recertificar y sus beneficios continuarán. Espere una carta la cual le indicará cuándo recertificar sus beneficios.
    –Compra comestibles en línea en Walmart, Shoprite, y Amazon con su tarjeta débito SNAP/EBT.
    –Baja la aplicación EBT Fresh para localizar tiendas y mercados de granjeros que aceptan la tarjeta de SNAP EBT. También revisa tu balance con esta aplicación.
    –Para más información visite SNAP Benefits by the HRA.

    The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is a federal nutrition program that helps families, the elderly, and the disabled afford fresh and healthy food. SNAP provides a debit card that you can use at many groceries and farmers markets.
    Guide to apply for SNAP | Spanish guide to apply for SNAP
    To find out about the list of approved foods and products you have access to with SNAP visit USA gov.
    Watch the video “HRA SNAP”, to learn about the program.

    El Programa de Asistencia Alimentaria Suplementaria (SNAP por sus siglas en inglés) es un programa nutricional federal que ayuda a familias, personas mayores, y los discapacitados a pagar comida fresca y nutritiva. SNAP provee una tarjeta débito que usted puede usar en muchos supermercados y mercados de productores agrícolas.
    Guía para solicitar SNAP.
    Para conocer la lista de alimentos y productos aprobados a los que tiene acceso con SNAP, visite USA gov.
    Vea el video “Subiendo documentos a la aplicación HRA” para aprender cómo aplicar a SNAP.


    Plentiful App (Pantry Finder and Reservation Manager)

    Plentiful is a free, easy-to-use reservation system for food pantries and the people they serve. Use Plentiful to find pantries and get the food you need, without waiting in line.
    Download the Android app in Google Play or text “FOOD” to PANTRY (726-879) from any phone.
    Find a Pantry
    Search by location, amenities, or service times.
    Manage Reservations
    From three minutes to three months in advance, for all your preferred pantries.
    Get Food Faster
    Show up when it’s your turn and avoid waiting in line.

    Plentiful es un sistema gratuito y fácil de usar para las despensas de comida y los clientes que estas sirven. Usa la aplicación Plentiful para reservar alimentos en la despensa sin tener que esperar en una fila.
    Descarga la app en Google Play o envía un mensaje de texto con la palabra “FOOD” a PANTRY (726-879) desde cualquier teléfono.


    Coronavirus NYC Neighborhood Food Resource Guides by the Hunter College


    Coronavirus NYC Neighborhood Food Resource Guides


    To help connect community members in need with food resources during this challenging time, the Hunter College NYC Food Policy Center has created and is continuously updating the  Coronavirus NYC Food Resource Guides for each NYC neighborhood.
    Each resource guide (by borough and district) includes information related to food access within the community, such as meals for students and seniors during this time, delivery services for people with disabilities, and resources for immigrants.

    Para ayudar a conectar los miembros de la comunidad que necesitan alimentos durante estos tiempos difíciles, el Centro de Hunter College NYC Food Policy Center ha creado y está continuamente actualizando Guías con Recursos para Alimentos en cada condado de la ciudad de Nueva York.
    Cada guía contiene información relacionada con acceso a comida dentro de cada comunidad como platos para estudiantes y adultos mayors, domicilios para personas con discapacidades y recursos para inmigrantes.


    Emergency Rental Assistance Grants (One-Shot Deals)

    HRA Infoline (718) 557-1399
    Housing Court Answers Link
    The One-Shot Deal is an emergency assistance program designed to meet the urgent needs of low-income New Yorkers. This assistance can be used to cover a number of situations like rental assistance to prevent or forestall an eviction.
    All New Yorkers in need are eligible and the approval for your request is done in a case-by-case approach. You do not have to be a Public Assistance recipient to receive a one-shot deal. You may apply for a one-shot deal even if you have had one in the past.
    It is important that you provide documentation supporting your urgent need for assistance (like losing your job due to COVID impacts). In addition if applicable evidence of:
    • Utilization of available resources to avoid arrears
    • Affordability of housing (you must be earning more than your monthly payment rent)
    • Consideration of any special at-risk factors such as disability
    • A viable future plan to pay the rent going forward
    For documents examples, check out the One-Shot Deal guide by the Coalition for the Homeless.
    Most one-shot deals will have to be paid back gradually through regular monthly payments. This is generally not the case if you are receiving SSI disability benefits.
    You must submit an application on ACCESS HRA. Follow the application instructions of this handout on the second page.
    Supporting Documents
    Review the types of documents you will need to submit by checking the Emergency Rental Assistance Handout.
    Depending on the urgency of the case, it can take 30-45 days to receive a decision once all documents have been subsmitted. If you do not receive a decision after 30-45 days or before a pay date, you can check case status on ACCESS HRA or call HRA InfoLine for information at (718) 557-1399.
    Learn more in the Emergency Rental Assistance Grants Flyer.

    The One-Shot Deal es un programa de asistencia de emergencia diseñado para satisfacer las necesidades urgentes de los neoyorquinos de bajos ingresos. Esta asistencia se puede utilizar para cubrir una serie de situaciones como asistencia para el pago de alquiler para prevenir o parar un desalojo.
    Todos los neoyorquinos con necesidades financieras son elegibles y la aprobación de la solicitud se realiza en un enfoque de caso por caso. No es necesario que sea un beneficiario de Asistencia Pública para recibir un One-Shot Deal. Puedes solicitar el beneficio de incluso si has tenido uno en el pasado.
    Es importante que proporciones documentación que respalde la necesidad de obtener asistencia urgente (como perder su trabajo debido a los impactos de COVID). Además, si corresponde, evidencia de:
    • Utilización de los recursos disponibles para evitar atrasos
    • Asequibilidad de la vivienda (por ejemplo debe estar ganando más que su pago mensual de alquiler)
    • Consideración de cualquier factor especial de riesgo, como discapacidad
    • Un plan futuro viable para pagar el alquiler en el futuro
    La mayoría de los One-Shot Deals deberán reembolsarse gradualmente mediante pagos mensuales regulares. Por lo general, este no es el caso si recibe beneficios por discapacidad de SSI.
    Debe enviar una solicitud en ACCESS HRA. Sigue las instrucciones de aplicación en este este folleto.
    Documentos de respaldo
    Revise los tipos de documentos que deberás presentar consultando el Folleto de Asistencia de Emergencia Para Pagos de Alquiler.
    Dependiendo de la urgencia del caso, una decisión puede tomar de 30 a 45 días el recibir una vez que se hayan presentado todos los documentos. Si no recibes una decisión después de 30 a 45 días o antes de la fecha de vencimiento de pago, puedes verificar el estado del caso en ACCESS HRA o llama a la línea de información de HRA (718) 557-1399.
    Obtén más información en este folleto de subvenciones de asistencia de alquiler de emergencia.

    Updated on January 16, 2021

    HomeBase Organization and NYC Connect

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    HomeBase NYC Website
    HomeBase Locations Link
    NYC Connect Website (Affordable Housing Lottery)

    To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, all Homebase locations are closed. Homebase services are still available by phone.


    Para prevenir posibles contagios con COVID-19, todas las oficinas de Homebase están cerradas. Los servicios de Homebase están aún disponibles por teléfono.

    Homebase will help you develop a personalized plan to overcome an immediate housing crisis and achieve housing stability. You may be eligible for Homebase services if you:
    1) Are at imminent risk of entering the New York City shelter system
    2) Are low-income
    3) Want to remain stably housed in your community
    Find your nearest Homebase office via this map. Call the office before visiting to schedule a set time that is convenient for you. Learn more with these FAQs.
    More information on this Housing resources handout.
    Information in Spanish in this Spanish Housing resources handout.
    NYC Connect offers a list of affordable housing opportunities to the public. Create an account and apply to the listed developments. Remember to keep applying when new developments get posted to increase your chances to be favored in the NYC Connect Housing lottery.

    Encuentra recursos e información en esta hoja informacional para superar una crisis de vivienda. HomeBase es una organización que te ayudará con un plan personalizado para que puedas residir en una vivienda de manera estable. Podrás ser elegible para los servicios de HomeBase si:
    1) Estás en riesgo inminente de entrar al sistema de albergues
    2) Cuentas con bajos ingresos económicos, y
    3) Quieres residir de manera estable en su comunidad
    NYC Connect es un listado de rentas a bajo costo en toda la ciudad disponibles para familias con bajos ingresos. Crea una cuenta en la página NYC Connect y aplica a los apartamentos publicados. Recuerda aplicar a todos los apartamentos nuevos para aumentar las oportunidades de ganar la loteria de vivienda.

    Updated on December 24, 2020

    Evictions Moratorium During the Pandemic


    UPDATE: The NYS legislation placed a moratorium on residential evictions until August 31, 2021 for tenants who have endured COVID-related hardship. Tenants must submit a hardship declaration, or a document explaining the source of the hardship, to prevent evictions. Landlords can evict tenants that are creating safety or health hazards for other tenants, and those tenants who do not submit hardship declarations

    The aforementioned means that you can prevent your landlord from evicting you if you have lost income or increased expenses during the COVID-19 pandemic or if moving from your home would pose a hardship during the pandemic.
    ► To be protected under this law, you must sign a “Hardship Declaration” and deliver it to your landlord. Find a Hardship Declaration form available in English and Spanish at or fill it out at
    ► If you sign and deliver the Hardship Declaration, you cannot be evicted from your primary residence pursuant to a pending case, and your landlord may not file a new case to evict you from your primary residence, until at least May 1, 2021. Find more information about the COVID-19 Emergency Eviction and Foreclosure Prevention Act of 2020 at
    The Tenant Safe Harbor Act prevents landlords from evicting tenants in nonpayment cases for money owed between March 7, 2020 and the beginning of Stage 4. Landlords can only get money judgments in court. Tenants have to show in court that they were hurt financially by COVID-19. Learn more visiting
    Deliver the Hardship Declaration Form to your landlord. Fill out the form at and a copy of the declaration will be delivered to your landlord’s inbox.
    For more information about eviction prevention visit the Mayor’s Office to Protect Tenants. If you are struggling to pay rent, contact call 311 in NYC and ask for the “Tenant Helpline”, or fill out the Mayor’s Office to Protect Tenants’ Contact Us form.
    For more resources and updates, visit the Information and Resources for NYC Tenants Impacted by COVID-19 Website.



    ACTUALIZACION: La legislación del Estado de Nueva York estableció una moratoria sobre los desalojos residenciales hasta el 31 de agosto de 2021 para los inquilinos que han sufrido dificultades relacionadas con COVID. Los inquilinos deben presentar una declaración de dificultades o un documento que explique la fuente de las dificultades para evitar los desalojos. Los propietarios pueden desalojar a los inquilinos que están creando peligros para la seguridad o la salud de otros inquilinos, y a los inquilinos que no presenten declaraciones de dificultades económicas. ley-de-prevención-de-ejecución-hipotecaria-2020
    Bajo esta moratoria, usted puede evitar que su arrendador lo desaloje si ha perdido ingresos o ha aumentado los gastos durante la pandemia de COVID-19 o si mudarse de su hogar representaría una dificultad.
    ► Para estar protegido por esta ley, debe firmar una “Declaración de Dificultad” y entregársela a su arrendador. Encuentre un formulario de Declaración de Dificultades disponible en español en o en (haga clic en “Language” y elija “Español”)
    ► Si firma y entrega la Declaración de Dificultades Económicas, no puede ser desalojado de su residencia principal de conformidad con un caso pendiente, y su arrendador no puede presentar un nuevo caso para desalojarlo de su residencia principal, hasta al menos el 1 de mayo de 2021. Encuentre más información sobre la Ley de Prevención de Ejecuciones Hipotecarias y Desalojos de Emergencia COVID-19 de 2020 en
    La Ley de Puerto Seguro Para Inquilinos evita que los propietarios desalojen a los inquilinos en casos de falta de pago por el dinero adeudado entre el 7 de marzo de 2020 y el comienzo de la Etapa 4 de la pandemia. Los propietarios solo pueden obtener fallos monetarios en los tribunales. Los inquilinos deben demostrar ante el tribunal que se vieron perjudicados financieramente por COVID-19. Obtenga más información visitando
    Entregue el formulario de declaración de dificultades económicas al propietario. Complete el formulario en y una copia de la declaración será enviada al correo electrónico del propietario.
    Para obtener más información sobre la prevención de desalojos, visite la Oficina del Alcalde para Proteger a los Inquilinos. Si tiene dificultades para pagar el alquiler, llame al 311 en NYC y solicite la “Línea de ayuda para inquilinos” , o complete el formulario de Contacto de la Oficina del Alcalde para Proteger a los Inquilinos.

    Updated on May 6, 2021


    Unemployment Insurance

    Unemployment Insurance by the New York State Department of Labor
    The unemployment benefit available is for workers that have lost their jobs at no fault of their own and are ready, willing, and actively looking for work. File a New Unemployment Insurance and claim your benefits at the Department of Labor website.

    El beneficio de Seguro de Desempleo es un servicio para trabajadores que han perdido su empleo sin culpa alguna y están activamente buscando empleo. Aplica y obtén beneficios en la página del Departamento de Trabajo del Estado de Nueva York

    Updated on August 2, 2020.


    Public Charge in New York State

    pngkit_usa-flag-clip-art_996411-removebg-previewA person can be labeled as a “public charge” if they use some government benefits and plan to apply for a green card. This can affect your immigration status. Not all government programs affect your immigration status. Changes have been applied with some frequency in the last months. Please visit the National Conference of State Legislatures for updates. Since March 2021, the Public Charge rule is now blocked nationwide.
    For information about how you can be impacted by the rule, call ActionNYC at 1-800-354-0365 from Monday to Friday 9am-6pm.

    Update: On March 9, 2021, the U.S. Department of Justice withdrew its legal challenges to court orders that had blocked the new Public Charge rule.
    –>This allows a federal court decision permanently blocking and striking down the rule to go into effect. The Public Charge rule is now blocked nationwide. For questions about your situation, please contact ActionNYC hotline at 1-800-354-0365, Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and say “public charge” to access timely and trusted information and connections to City-funded, free, and safe immigration legal help.

    La nueva ley de “carga pública”aplica a las personas que usan algunos beneficios o programas del gobierno y que desean aplicar a residencia americana. Esto puede afectar el proceso de inmigración. Desde Marzo 9 de 2021 la norma de la carga pública ahora está bloqueada en todo el país.

    Actualizacion: El 9 de marzo de 2021, el Departamento de Justicia de EE. UU. retiró sus impugnaciones legales a los pronunciamientos judiciales que habían bloqueado la nueva norma de la carga pública.
    –>Esto permite que entre en vigor la decisión de un tribunal federal que bloquea y deroga permanentemente la norma. La norma de la carga pública ahora está bloqueada en todo el país. Si tiene preguntas sobre su situación, comuníquese con la línea directa de ActionNYC al 1-800-354-0365, de lunes a viernes de 9 am a 6 pm, y diga “carga pública” para acceder a información y conexiones confiables y oportunas, y ayuda legal de inmigración segura.

    Updated on June 9, 2021


    Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP)



    Energy Assistance by NYC the Human Resources Administration Office
    HEAP locations
    HEAP Infoline 800-692-0557
    Heat Line 212-331-3150
    The Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) helps low-income people pay the cost of heating or cooling their homes. HEAP runs different benefit programs that will pay for: fuel, your utility source, equipment, and/or repairs depending on your needs. As a household, you could either apply for regular or emergency HEAP benefits. Remember, you may still be able to receive benefits even if your heat is included in your rent.
    Note: The HEAP benefit opens October 1, 2021. The deadline to submit applications is March 15, 2022.
    The eligibility criteria vary by program. Find about your eligibility in the Energy Assistance website.
    HEAP programs
    Regular HEAP benefit: a one-time supplement to your annual energy costs. The base amount of money given depends on your living situation. Find more information here.
    Emergency HEAP benefit: Emergency benefits are available if your heat has been turned off or is in danger of being turned off. The Emergency HEAP benefit opens January 3, 2022 and closes March 15, 2022 or until funds run out.
    Cooling assistance: The Cooling Assistance benefit helps eligible households buy and install an air conditioner or fan up to a cost of $800. The program operates from May to August. Applicants are only eligible for a Cooling Assistance benefit once every five years.
    Utility Assistance Program (UAP) (once the link opens scroll down): UAP assists families or individuals who are elderly, blind, disabled, mentally impaired or those residing in a neglected or hazardous environment who require financial assistance for their energy bills. Contact the Heat Line if you are having trouble paying your utilities bill calling to (212) 331-3150. Here are some other situations that may make you eligible for cash assistance.
    How to Apply
    By phone: (212) 331-3126
    In person: See offices at
    Mail: Applications should be mailed to New York City Home Energy Assistance Programm P.O. Box 1401, Church Street Station, New York, NY, 10008. Download application form at
    To find more information about your eligibility visit the Energy Assistance website and apply.

    El Programa de Asistencia para la Energía (HEAP por sus siglas en inglés) ayuda a personas con bajos ingresos a pagar el costo de la calefacción y/o refrescamiento de sus hogares. HEAP tiene diferentes programas de beneficios que pagarán por: combustible, fuente de electricidad, equipos y/o reparaciones dependiendo de su necesidad. Como familia, podrá aplicar para los beneficios regulares o de emergencia de HEAP.
    Nota: El período de aplicación para beneficios regulares o de emergencia HEAP esta activo desde el 1ro de Octubre de 2021 hasta el 15 de marzo de 2022.
    Los criterios de elegibilidad varían por programa. Conoce si calificas entrando a la página de Energy Assistance.
    Como Aplicar
    Por telefono: (212) 331-3126
    Personalmente: Ubica oficinas en el enlace
    Correo: Las aplicaciones deben ser enviadas a New York City Home Energy Assistance Programm P.O. Box 1401, Church Street Station, New York, NY, 10008. Download application form at

    Updated on October 13, 2021

    Single Stop – Online Benefit Screener

    single-stop-logoSingle Stop


    Single Stop is a safe space that will support you and your family’s needs. There are free programs to help you buy fresh groceries, help you with your taxes, and help you care for your children.
    Use the Single Stop online benefit screener to find out what benefit programs you are eligible for.

    Single Stop es una herramienta segura que te apoyará con las necesidades de tu Familia. Existen programas que pueden ayudarte con la compra de alimentos, la preparación de tus impuestos, y el cuidado para tus niños. Usa la herramienta de eligibilidad para beneficios de Single Stop para saber a qué programas calificas.


    NYS COVID-19 Emotional Support Helpline

    nygov-logoOffice of Mental Health Emotional Support Line

    NYS COVID-19 Emotional Support Helpline at 844-863-9314 is staffed 8 am-10 pm, 7 days a week. The phone line is staffed with specially trained volunteer professionals who are there to listen, support, and refer if needed.
    If you’re experiencing grief due to COVID-19 get support through these reminders.You can also help others going through grief following these helpful tips.
    *DISCLAIMER: The Office of Mental Health’s (“OMH”) Emotional Support Line (“Line”) is not licensed or unlicensed mental health care or treatment of any type regardless of what is discussed or who provides support.  It is for emotional support purposes only. The use of the Line does not create any confidential provider-therapist relationship of any type. The Line is not a substitute for professional health care.

    La Línea de Apoyo Emocional NYS 844-863-9314 opera 7 días a la semana desde las 8 am a 10pm con profesionales entrenados para escuchar, apoyar, y remitir a otros servicios en caso necesario.
    Si estás pasando por momentos de duelo, encuentra el apoyo que necesitas leyendo estos consejos. Tambien puedes ayudar a quienes esten pasando por momentos de duelo practicando estos consejos.
    *EXENCION DE RESPONSABILIDAD: La Linea de Apoyo Emocional de la Oficina de Salud Mental no es una oficina de salud mental o tratamientos con licencia. La linea ofrecera apoyo emocional exclusivamente. El uso de la linea no equivaldra a una relacion terapeuta-paciente. La linea no es un sustituto de servicios profesionales en salud.


    Domestic Violence Hotline


    Domestic Violence Hotline by Safe Horizon
    You have the right to a safe relationship. If you would like to talk to someone please call the Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-621-4673. Help is available 24 hours a day.
    If you are in immediate danger please call 911.

    Tienes derecho a una relación segura. Si deseas hablar con alguien por favor llama a la línea Domestic Violence Hotline de Safe Horizone marcando al 1-800-621-4673. Habrá ayuda disponible las 24 horas del día.
    Si necesitas ayuda inmediata por favor llama al 911.



    Resources for DM Survivors during COVID-19


    Personal Safety
    Tips for when staying home is not the safest option
    A guide for survivors of sex trafficking during COVID-19
    Know Your Rights Guide for Transgender New Yorkers Navigating COVID-19


    Food and Cash Assistance
    –Legal Services of NYC is offering free confidential assessments for public benefits such as cash assistance, SNAP, and Medicaid. Call (917) 661-4500
    –Grab and Go Meals for all New Yorkers. Text “NYCFOOD” to 877-877. Hours: 7:30 AM to 11:30 AM for families and children; 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM for adults
    –One week of free groceries for all New Yorkers at Neighborhood of Opportunity Network Nutrition Kitchens
    –Call 311 to find food pantries
    –For more food and cash assistance resources click HERE


    Domestic Violence Shelters are open for intake. Call the 24-hour domestic violence hotline (800) 621-4673 to learn more.


    The Sexual Assualt Forensic Examiner (SAFE) Program gives medical care, forensic examination, documentation, and crisis counseling to victims of sexual assault. See the list of hospitals with SAFE programs
    Project Street Beat is still providing sexual and reproductive health care. Call (855) 778-2328 Monday – Friday between 9 AM to 5 PM
    NYC Well offers free confidential mental health support. You can speak to a counselor via phone, text, or chat and get access to mental health and substance use services
    ThriveNYC has a guide to mental health services that you can use while staying at home

    Resources for survivors with children, LGBTQ+ survivors, persons living with disabilities, seniors, youth, and the community at large. For these and many more resources click HERE


    Información sobre recursos para sobrevivientes de violencia doméstica durante COVID-19. Oprima AQUI para la lista completa.


    Seguridad Personal
    Consejos si el estar en casa no es la opción más segura.
    Guía para sobrevivientes de tráfico sexual durante COVID-19.
    –Conoce tus derechos. Guía para Neoyorquinos transgénero que navegan el COVID-19.


    Comida y Ayuda con Dinero
    –Legal Services de Nueva York esta ofreciendo consultas gratis y confidenciales para beneficios puúblicos como asistencia de dinero, SNAP y Medicaid. Llame al (917) 661-4500.
    –Comida para llevar para todos los Neoyorquinos. Envíe un mensaje “COMIDA” a 877-877. Horas: 7:30 aM – 11:30 AM para las familias y niños; 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM para los adultos.
    –Una semana de compras de supermercado para todos los Neoyorkinos en Neighborhood of Opportunity Network Nutrition Kitchens.
    –Para las despensas de comida llame al 311.


    Los refugios para sobrevivientes de violencia domestica están abiertos. Llame la Línea Directa de Violencia Doméstica al (800) 621-4673 para aprender más.


    El programa de examinador forense de asalto sexual (SAFE) brinda cuidado médico, examen forense y documentación, y consejería a victimas de asalto sexual. Vea la lista de hospitales con el programa SAFE.
    Projecto Street Beat esta brindando cuidado médico sexual y reproductivo. Llame al (855) 778-2328 de lunes a viernes entre 9 AM y 5 PM.
    NYC Well ofrece apoyo para la salud mental de manera gratis y confidencial. Puede hablar con un(a) consejero(a) por teléfono, texto, o chat para saber acerca de recursos y servicios para la salud mental y el uso de sustancias.
    ThriveNYC tiene una guía para servicios de salud mental mientras estamos en casa.

    Más recursos para sobrevivientes con niños, LGBTQ+, personas con discapacidades, personas mayores de 60 años, joóvenes, la comunidad y mucho más oprima AQUI.

    COVID-19 Testing & Medical Care


    All New Yorkers should get tested for COVID-19. Tests are fast, simple, and free. Look for a testing site near your home. You will not be asked about immigration status. COVID-19 testing and care services are not a public benefit under the public charge rule.

    Find more information at the COVID-19 City Wide Information Portal.
    You can find daily updates of information about people who have tested positive for COVID-19 in NYC here.

    Todos los neoyorquinos deben hacerse una prueba para el virus COVID-19. Las pruebas son rápidas, simples y gratis. Encuentra un lugar donde realicen pruebas cercano a tu casa. Nadie preguntará por tu estado inmigratorio. La prueba para COVID-19 y los servicios médicos no son un beneficio bajo la regla de carga pública.

    Encuentra más información en el  Portal de Información de COVID-19 de Toda la Ciudad de Nueva York.
    También puedes encontrar noticias diarias acerca del numero de personas que fueron positivas para COVID-19 en Nueva York aquí.

    Message from the NYC Department of Health: Folks who do not have a health provider and need care for COVID-19 symptoms can call 844-NYC-4NYC or 844-692-4692. For more information visit
    Mensaje del Departamento de Salud de la Ciudad de Nueva York: Personas que no tengan un proveedor de salud y necesiten recibir atención médica pueden llamar al 844-NYC-4NYC (844-692-4692). Para más información visite
    Updated on November 3, 2021

    COVID-19 Hotspots in NYC


    Enter your ZIP code or neighborhood in New York City and find out if you’re in close proximity to a hotspot here.

    You can find daily updates of information about people who have tested positive for COVID-19 in NYC here.

    COVID-19 Resource Guide

    covid_mockDuring these challenging times, resources may be of the most need for families. Text COVID to 692-692 for updates in NYC.
    Access here this comprehensive live document with resources that cover food needs to legal help. As we learn more, we will be updating the list on a daily basis. If you have any questions, please contact us

    Envia COVIDESP al 692-692 para notificationes en la ciudad de Nueva York. Encuentra una compilación de recursos disponibles para las familias impactadas en la ciudad de Nueva York por los cierres y cuarentenas debido al coronavirus COVID-19 aquí.
    En este documento, aprende acerca de organizaciones y agencias gubernamentales que ofrecen servicios comunitarios. Para preguntas o si deseas compartir más recursos con nosotros, escríbenos al


    How Kids Can Fight COVID-19 E-BOOK

    “My Hero is You” is a book written for children around the world affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. “My Hero is You” should be read by a parent, caregiver or teacher alongside a child or a small group of children. It is not encouraged for children to read this book independently without the support of a parent, caregiver or teacher.
    “My Hero is You” is a book written for children around the world affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
    This book was a project developed by the Inter-Agency Standing Committee Reference Group on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergency Settings (IASC MHPSS RG)
    “My Hero is You” should be read by a parent, caregiver or teacher alongside a child or a small group of children. It is not encouraged for children to read this book independently without the support of a parent, caregiver or teacher.

    Mount Sinai Medical-Legal Partnership

    msmlp-logoMSMLP Website
    (929) 356-9586 from 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday.
    The Mount Sinai Medical-Legal Partnership (MSMLP) arranges for free legal services to the Mount Sinai Health System’s most vulnerable and needy patients to prevent and remedy the legal and social issues that often contribute to poor health.
    Mount Sinai integrates lawyers into the health care team to address unmet legal needs that may be affecting a patient’s health. The most common cases relate to income maintenance, housing, education and employment, legal status, and personal and family stability.
    If you are a patient at the Mount Sinai Health System, please call MSMLP at (929) 356-9586 to do a self-referral and get free legal services.

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