Curbed NY - Eviction FAQs
The moratorium on commercial evictions is extended until October 1st. Additionally, Governor Cuomo signed an Executive Order that builds on existing protections for commercial tenants and small businesses. This helps ensure that business owners across New York will not be forced to close as a result of the pandemic.
MEND NYC is a new citywide initiative to provide free mediation and conflict resolution services to address quality-of-life issues that impact both NYC residents and businesses in the nightlife industry, which includes bars, clubs, restaurants or live music venues.
The goal of MEND NYC is to use mediation and facilitative processes to create an opportunity for NYC residents and businesses to connect directly and establish a respectful ongoing dialogue to better determine for themselves how to live together peacefully in their communities.
The New York State Youth Leadership Council Resources for Undocumented NYers
The New York State Youth Leadership Council is compiling a live document of resources in NYC around COVID19 support efforts. It is frequently updated and contains resources on topics including: Funds, Housing, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, Legal Support, Education, Food, Mental Health, Funeral Support and more,
The Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children is a unique public-private collaboration that includes United Nations agencies, governments, industry, regional bodies, civil society, young people, advocates and champions, all focused on one thing: making the world safe for children. Find information, resources, and tips on protecting children, parenting, and coping.
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE RESOURCES
You Have Rights: Protect Your Health
From Protecting Immigrant Families, learn how you can still get health care without insurance, at locations including emergency rooms, community health centers, migrant health centers, free clinics, and public hospitals. Healthcare center app also available in Spanish.
National Domestic Violence Hotline
The Hotline provides lifesaving tools and immediate support to empower victims and survivors to find safety and live free of abuse. They also provide support to friends and family members who are concerned about a loved one. Resources and help can be found by calling 1-800-799-SAFE (7233). A live chat service is also available 24/7/365 on their website.
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE RESOURCES
Coronavirus Resources and Warnings about Consumer Scams
From the Office of the Attorney General of NY, you will find consumer protection tips, information on suspension of debt collection, health insurance, employment-related questions, reporting hate crimes, and guidelines for funerals.
Stop AAPI Hate - Reporting Form
As the COVID-19 spreads, numerous Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) have reported experiencing microaggressions, racial profiling, hate incidents and in some cases, hate violence. Community members can report incidents of hate they have experienced using this form.
Center for Independence of the Disabled
CID-NY conducts comprehensive benefit screening for health care, SNAP, heating assistance, Social Security Income (SSI), Social Security Disability Income (SSDI), tax benefits, veteran’s benefits, housing subsidies, prescription assistance, unemployment insurance, subsidized transit, long-term care options, and more.
PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES
Tenants Rights Hotline
The hotline is free and open to any tenant living in New York City. They can give brief answers to your rights as a tenant, and explain your options for dealing with a housing situation. They can also provide referrals to agencies, community organizing groups, and tenant lawyers – either free legal services or private-practice lawyers, depending on your situation. You can reach them at 212-979-0611, Monday-Wednesday and Fridays, check site for hours.
ActionNYC is for every immigrant New Yorker. It offers free, safe immigration legal help in a network of trusted community organizations and schools. You must make an appointment to receive services. To make an appointment, call 1-800-354-0365 between 9AM-6PM, Monday - Friday or call 311 and say "ActionNYC"
Know Your Rights
The Protecting Immigrant Families (PIF) Campaign providing community-facing materials on public charge to better equip immigrants to make the best decision for themselves and for their families. More materials for service providers and advocates can be found on their website. On March 13, USCIS announced that COVID-19 testing, prevention, or treatment would NOT be used against immigrants in a public charge test. This means that immigrant families should seek the care they need during this difficult time.