Mayor De Blasio, Commissioner Garcia, and Chancellor Carranza announce that Meal Hub service will continue this summer from 7:30AM – 1:30PM, Monday through Friday at 400 sites. Click here for full press release.
All NYC residents can get free meals at one of the city’s 400 grab-and-go food locations at schools. To find a school in your area, call 311, check NYC.gov or text the word FOOD or COMIDA to 877-877.
Food delivery assistance for individuals or households that meet the following criteria:
No members of the household can go out and get food because they are at increased medical risk or homebound
No neighbors or family members can go out and get food for you
Do not receive meal assistance from other providers (incl. Meals on Wheels or God’s Love We Deliver); and
You are unable to afford meal delivery or grocery delivery
If you don’t meet all of the eligibility criteria above you can still get help. To find food options in your area now you can visit the link below to see the local food pantry, soup kitchen, senior center, or SNAP enrollment sites near you. NYC.gov/getFood
NYDIS’ COVID-19 Unmet Needs Roundtable (UNR) Emergency vouchers for food and prescription medication costs. Eligibility Criteria: Must live in NYC, provide proof of address, provide proof of food stamps and unemployment applications. Call (347) 694-7904, assistance available in both English and Spanish
Coronavirus Financial Impact Loan Hebrew Free Loan Society is offering interest-free loans up to $5,000 for low and moderate-income families throughout New York City, Long Island, and Westchester County.
Coronavirus Relief Fund (currently closed for new applications) Emergency assistance for low-income New Yorkers with loss of income, funded by Islamic Center of NYU, Penny Appeal USA, Celebrate Mercy.
Zakat Fund of NYC Emergency assistance for low-income New Yorkers. The average grant is $800, depending on family size. Eligibility Criteria: Live in NYC. Demonstrate financial circumstances. Declare all income, assets, and debts. Proof of ID.
New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG):NY COVID-19 Legal Resource Hotline (929) 356-9582 Monday-Friday from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Help New Yorkers impacted by COVID-19 get answers to essential legal questions. When leaving a message, include your name, the best number to call you back at, and a description of the legal question or issue.
The COVID Rent Relief Extension Program will provide eligible households with a one-time rental subsidy that will be sent directly to the household’s landlord. Applicants will not need to repay this assistance. The Covid Rent Relief Extension Program is not first come, first served. Applications will be accepted throughout the application period. HCR will prioritize eligible households with “greatest economic and social need.”
Fair-Fares Metro Cards Half-Priced Metro Cards Low-Income New York City residents who are at, or below the federal poverty level may qualify. Click the link above, or call 311 for more information
New Yorkers who have had to miss work because of illness due to COVID-19 can call the City’s call center at 855-491-2667 for help with claiming paid sick leave.
NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
COVID-19 Resources by Neighborhood – This guide lists resources available in each NYC neighborhood including mutual aid groups, community assistance groups, and resources for food assistance.
NYC Mayor’s Office to Protect Tenants
Tenant Resource Portal – The goal of this portal is to help tenants across the city find the resources they need in one place. A tenant seeking help will be taken through a series of questions and directed to the most useful resources based on their responses. (Available in English and Español)
NYS Unemployment Benefits New York State has waived the 7 day waiting period for Unemployment Insurance benefits for those out of work because of COVID-19 closures or quarantine. If you are filing a new unemployment insurance claim, the day you should file is based on the first letter of your last name:
Eligible citizens who are currently unhoused or didn’t file taxes with an address in 2018 can access this portal to update their name, SSN, and address OR banking account information to receive their stimulus check.