COVID Rent Relief Program
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.”
For the next round of applications, tenants will have to meet all of the following criteria:
- Must be a renter and have a primary residence in New York State;
- Applicants must have lost income during the period of April 1, 2020 to July 31, 2020;
- Before March 7, 2020, household income must have been at or below 80% of the Area Median Income, adjusted for household size; and
- Households must be “rent burdened” during the months they are applying for assistance between April 1, 2020 to July 31, 2020.
Community Food Advocates P-EBT Updates
New York State has recently finished the initial distribution of P-EBT benefits for this past school year. There are still many families have not yet received their benefit for various reasons, such as a change in address.
IMPORTANT: If you have not received your child's P-EBT food benefit for March-June:
1. Complete the State P-EBT Contact Form
Complete the contact form.
2. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and include:
School attended in spring 2021
Date of birth
Address(es) (Include former and current address if you think the mailing may have gone to an old address)
NY State P-EBT Helpline: 1-833-452-0096
PLEASE NOTE: The State P-EBT helpline is not currently staffed and you will get an automated recording.
Allows you to search by Zip Code, keyword or program name. Here you can find information on where to go/who to contact for assistance with Food, Housing, Goods, Transit, Health Money, Care, Education, Work, and Legal services.
An online guide to services and resources for New York City families experiencing housing instability. The Benefits Navigator answers the following questions:
- How do I get emergency housing help?
- What does ‘temporarily housed’ mean?
- Does housing status change my child’s schooling?
- Can I change my child’s school or get transportation?
- What are the top 8 resources for homeless families?
- What public benefits are available to me?
- Which City agencies can help my family?