Here is a list of community resources to support families who may be enduring hardships as a result of COVID-19. The first item listed, the SNAP link, allows families to apply online for this service and use their SNAP benefits for online food shopping and home delivery. This link also takes you to a page that has additional resources to help meet basic needs e.g., assistance with food, cash, rent, burial services, supportive housing.
§ To access SNAP online ordering: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/hra/help/snap-online-shopping.page
§ The Unemployment Benefits and Health Insurance FAQ provides guidance for those recently unemployed due to COVID-19. (PDF, March 19) Other Languages: 繁體中文 | 简体中文 | Español | 한국어 | 日本語 | Русский | Kreyòl ayisyen | বাংলা | Italiano | Polski | ײִדיש | العربية | Français | اردو | فارسى | ελληνικά | עברית | हिन्दी | नेपाली | ਪੰਜਾਬੀ | Tagalog | Tiếng Việt § Children of more essential workers will have access to Regional Enrichment Centers: o Take a minute to #ThankEssentialWorkers o Share: https://twitter.com/NYCMayor/status/1242977950468911106 o Learn More: https://www.schools.nyc.gov/enrollment/enrollment-help/regional-enrichment-centers
§ NYCHA information for residents struggling with rent hardships: https://nychajournal.nyc/information-about-coronavirus/
§ Let’s work together to put an end to bias incidents and hate stemming from #COVID19 stigma. o Call 311 to report any COVID19 related discrimination to the New York City Commission on Human Rights. Call 911 if you are a victim of or witness a hate crime. o Go to https://www1.nyc.gov/site/cchr/media/covid19.page for more info
§ The City of New York is hiring licensed TLC drivers to deliver food to New Yorkers in need during the COVID-19 crisis.https://cv19engagementportal.cityofnewyork.us/#/display/5e7634997ad67502161607c2 § Make a plan for your pet in the case of an emergency: o https://www1.nyc.gov/site/em/ready/pets.page § Resource for impacted businesses o https://www1.nyc.gov/site/sbs/businesses/covid19-business-outreach.page § If you believe an employer is violating either existing labor laws or recently issued executive orders: o Contact 311 or the New York State Attorney General at (212) 416-8700 or Labor.Bureau@ag.ny.gov to report them. o Learn more: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/dca/workers/worker-rights.page