The State’s Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance has announced additional food assistance of more than $880 million to help New Yorkers with children who previously received free and reduced-price meals at school.
The Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) program will provide eligible households with a total of about $420 per child, with school buildings closed for the remainder of the school year due to the novel coronavirus outbreak. Find additional information here.
Benefit Resources for Food, Money, Housing, Work and More
If you’ve been affected by COVID-19. Find out about benefits you or your family may be eligible for regardless of immigration status and even if you’re already receiving benefits or have a job. Find additional information here.
Benefits for Unemployment
If you lost your job and it was not your fault, you might be able to get Unemployment Insurance (UI) payments. People approved for UI are eligible for larger payments and an additional 13 weeks for COVID-19-related purposes. Find additional information here.
NYC Health + Hospitals (H+H) is making hotel rooms available for New Yorkers who may need to self-isolate because they have COVID-19 or COVID-19 like symptoms, but their homes do not allow for them to stay six feet away from others, or they live with someone who is vulnerable.
New York City Department of Probation: One week of free groceries are available to all New Yorkers in five boroughs at the Neighborhood Opportunity Network (NeON) Nutrition Kitchens, in partnership with the Food Bank of NYC and the NYC Young Men’s Initiative (YMI)
is closed for most non-essential matters and that all pending proceedings are being administratively adjourned
New York City Housing Court are now only open for essential cases permitted by the court, such as landlord lockouts, serious housing code violations, and requests for emergency repairs orders. Other Housing Court cases are on hold.
Know that since March 16, 2020, all eviction proceedings in New York City are suspended indefinitely. For more information, please visit the NYC Department of Investigation (DOI).
Anyone with knowledge of City marshals attempting to execute on warrants of eviction can report this activity by calling DOI’s Bureau of City Marshals at 212-825-5953.
Call 311 or fill out the Mayor’s Office to Protect Tenants Contact Us form if you are being threatened with eviction, harassment or need emergency help.
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