The eviction protections under the COVID-19 Emergency Eviction and Foreclosure Prevention Act were extended through August 31st, 2021. The bill was set to expire on May 1st, 2021, so this extension works retroactively to cover the days between then and today.
This extension means that most tenants can protect themselves from eviction if they sign a Hardship Declaration and deliver it to their landlord, an agent of their landlord and/or their local Housing Court. PLEASE fill out a Hardship Declaration as soon as possible! This can protect you from evictions!
Grand Street Settlement 80 Pitt St. New York, NY 10002 Food Distribution program operating hours: Mo: 10:00AM – 3:00PM (if you do not have a ticket, come after 2:00PM!) Please call 646-201-4251to confirm latest operating hours.
Father’s Heart Ministries 543-545 East 11th Street New York, NY 10009 Food Pantry program operating hours: Sa: 8:15AM-11AM Please call 212-375-1765 to confirm latest operating hours.
Vision Urbana Inc. 66 Essex Street New York, NY 10002 Food Pantry program operating hours: Mo: 10:00AM – 12:00PM
Henry Street Settlement If you or someone you know is in need of assistance with getting food delivered, please call the Helpline at 347-493-2787.
NAZARETH HOUSING INC 206 E. 4th Street New York, NY 10009 Food Pantry program operating hours: Tu: 10:00AM – 2:00PM Please call 212-777-3567 to confirm latest operating hours.
Trinity’s Services and Food for the Homeless Inc. 602 East 9th Street New York, NY 10009 Soup Kitchen program operating hours MTWRF: 11:00AM – 12:00PM Food Pantry program operating hours MTWRF: 12:30PM – 1:30PM Please call 212-228-5254 to confirm latest operating hours.
Educational Alliance (Project ORE) 331 E. 12th Street New York, NY 10003 Food Pantry program operating hours: MTWRF: 9:00AM – 5:00PM Please call 212-780-5436 to confirm latest operating hours.
P.S. 019 Asher Levy 185 1 AVENUE. Food Distribution program operating hours: MTWRF: 3:00PM – 5:00PM Halal meals available! This site is No Accessibility
Lillian Wald Food Pantry 12 Avenue D New York, NY 10009 MoTuWeTh: 9:00AM – 5:00PM Fr: 9:00AM – 2:00PM Please call 212-260-2731 to confirm latest operating hours.
Our Lady of Sorrows 213 Stanton Street New York, NY 10002 Food Pantry program operating hours: Tu: 10:00AM – 11:30AM and Th: 9:30AM – 10:30AM Please call 212-673-0900 to confirm latest operating hours.
Primitive Christian Church 207-209 East Broadway New York, NY 10002 Food Pantry programs. Please call 212-673-7868 to confirm latest operating hours.
Cabrini Immigrant Services 139 Henry Street New York, NY 10002 Food Pantry program operating hours: Tu: 9:30AM – 12:30PM Please call 212-791-4590 to confirm latest operating hours.
Dewitt Reformed Church 280 Rivington Street New York, NY 10002 Food Pantry program operating hours: MoTu: 10:00AM – 12:00PM Please call 212-674-3341 to confirm latest operating hours.
Hope for the Future Ministries Tompkins Square Park Food Pantry program operating hours: Sa: 2:00PM – 7:00PM (third Saturdays of month) Please call 631-752-5771 to confirm latest operating hours.
UJC of the East Side 15-17 Bialystoker Place New York, NY 10002 Food Pantry program operating hours: MoTuTh: 1:00PM – 4:00PM Fr: 9:00AM – 11:30AM Please call 212-673-9328 to confirm latest operating hours.
Bowery Mission/Christian Herald Association 227 Bowery New York, NY 10002 Food Pantry program operating hours: Mo: 9:00AM – 11:00AM and 1:00PM – 2:00PM Tu: 8:00AM – 2:00PM We: 9:00AM – 11:00AM and 12:00PM – 1:00PM Th: 8:00AM – 11:00AM Fr: 9:00AM – 2:00PM Sa: 8:00AM – 11:00AM Please call 212-674-3456 to confirm latest operating hours.
Grab & go meals at NYC Schools, available for all children or adults in need.
P-EBT Learn about P-EBT, $420 per child in money for groceries coming to all NYC public school families. Multiple languages available.
AccessNYC Find out if you may be eligible for food benefits including SNAP and WIC, and learn how to apply.
Emergency Home Food Delivery If you cannot go out to get food, no one can bring you food, and you are not able to use private delivery options, New York City will deliver emergency meals to you in the coming days. Check your eligibility and sign up.
THE NEXT LES READY! MEETING, WILL BE HELD AUGUST 27, 11am – 12pm
LES Ready! has a limited number of PPE (masks and gowns). Please let us know if you would like masks or gowns for your organization, clinic or event by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org
MEETINGS & RESOURCES
NYC TEST AND TRACE CORPS, AUGUST 14, 2020, 11am – 12pm
Join NYC VOAD Unmet Needs Meeting. Ask questions and hear from Dr. Ted Long, MD, MHS, who heads the NYC COVID-19 Test & Trace Corps. Dr. Long is also Sr. Vice President of Ambulatory Care at New York City Health + Hospitals
COASTAL STORM PREPAREDNESS WEBINAR, AUGUST 19, 2020, 1pm
This coastal storm season is happening during the COVID-19 pandemic. As New York City recovers from the effects of Tropical Storm Isaias, we know coastal storms, like hurricanes and tropical storms, continue to be a significant hazard to the City. Join this webinar, hosted by NYC Emergency Management Community Preparedness with guest speakers from the NYCEM Response Bureau, and the Mayor’s Office of Resiliency, to learn best practices and resources to prepare your community for a coastal storm. Registration & Event Information: https://nycem.webex.com/nycem/onstage/g.php?MTID=e3b6f4f21c1129c1ced49e978cd79646a
“WE THE YOUTH, YOU THE PEOPLE, AUGUST 19, 2020, 3pm – 5pm
DYCD will host a series of virtual town halls kicking off discussing Structural Racism. One goal is to create a safe space for young people to harness their voice, agenda and power around the uncertainties of the health pandemic, civil unrest, funding priorities, programming and policies that affect their lives. We invite everyone to hear and learn from their voices!
New York, the state court system has extended a moratorium through October 1 for residential tenants, allowing thousands of renters at risk of eviction momentary relief. The new directive, mandates that no existing or new residential eviction warrants can be executed until October at the earliest and continues its suspension on proceedings.
GET FOOD NYC – FREE FOOD FOR NEW YORKERS
Use the below link to find out about Pandemic EBT, SNAP, WIC, Cooking at home tips, food delivery service, fresh produce and more
NYC DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION SCHOOLS REOPENING PLAN
New York City Department of Education’s District School Reopening Planwas submitted to the New York State Education Department. The plan is 109 pages and provides a detailed description of the current plans for re-opening. Governor Cuomo announced that schools across New York can reopen for in-person instruction this fall. Under the governor’s announcement, schools can be reopened if they are in a region where the average rate of positive tests for COVID 19 is below 5 percent. Mayor de Blasio and Chancellor Carranza have set a higher standard and announced that schools can only open if the rate of positive tests in the city is 3 percent or lower. Currently, New York City’s positivity rate is below 1 percent.
The National Weather Service has issued a tropical storm warning, a flash flood watch and wind advisory for NYC, with sustained winds 40 to 50 mph, and gusts up to 60 mph. The heaviest rain is expected from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday. New York City Emergency Management has issued a travel advisory from Tuesday morning through Tuesday night as there the potential for heavy rainfall and strong winds that may reduce visibility and create hazardous travel throughout Tuesday.
Heavy rains and gusty winds could limit visibility and create difficult travel conditions through Tuesday night. Tropical Storm Warning in effect citywide; with heavy rains and strong winds from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., with the strongest rains and tropical strength winds from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday
New Yorkers should plan for difficult travel conditions and are advised to exercise caution and consider taking public transportation if they must travel. Those who are able to stay home during the storm are advised to stay indoors. Heavy rains may lead to potential flooding in low-lying areas throughout the city, including lower Manhattan. If you are traveling, avoid flooded areas, turn on headlights, drive slowly, and exercise caution. Consider avoiding or delaying travel until flooding and heavy rain stop.
If you live in a flood-prone area, keep materials such as sandbags, plywood, plastic sheeting, and lumber on hand to help protect your home.
If you have a disability or access or functional need, make sure your plan addresses how your needs may affect your ability to evacuate, shelter in place, or communicate with emergency workers. Arrange help from family, friends, or service providers if you will need assistance.
When outside, avoid walking and driving through flooded areas. As few as six inches of moving water can knock a person over. Six inches of water will reach the bottom of most passenger cars, causing loss of control and possible stalling. One or two feet of water can carry away a vehicle.
Stay out of any building if it is surrounded by floodwaters.
If you see downed electrical wires, do not go near them. Never attempt to move or touch them with any object. Be mindful that tree limbs, leaves, or water can cover downed wires from view. Always stay away from downed power lines because they could be live.
Report downed wires immediately. If a power line falls on your car while you are in it, stay inside the vehicle and wait for emergency personnel.
To prepare for a possible power outage, charge cell phone batteries, gather supplies, and turn your refrigerator and freezer to a colder setting. If you lose power, items that need refrigeration will stay cooler for longer.
Make sure your flashlights and any battery-operated radios or televisions are working. Keep extra batteries.
If you lose power and have a disability, access and functional needs or use Life Sustaining Equipment (LSE) and need immediate assistance, dial 911.
Do not use generators indoors.
Check on friends, relatives, and neighbors, especially older adults and people with disabilities, access and functional needs, or health conditions. Help them to prepare if needed.
Prepare for Strong Winds
Strong winds can bring down trees and power lines and can turn unsecured objects into dangerous projectiles. To protect against the hazard of strong winds, New Yorkers should:
Check the area immediately surrounding your home for unsecured objects or potentially dangerous conditions. Tree limbs, garbage cans, yard debris, or other materials that can be moved by the wind are potential projectiles aimed at your home or parked vehicle.
Bring inside loose, lightweight objects such as lawn furniture, potted plants, garbage cans, garden tools and toys.
Anchor objects that would be unsafe outside, such as gas grills or propane tanks.
Close up and secure patio furniture.
Secure retractable awnings.
Remove aerial antennas and satellite television dishes.
Stay Informed about Tropical Storm Isaias
Monitor Notify NYC and local media, the City’s free emergency notification system, though which New Yorkers can receive phone calls, text messages, and/or emails alerts about traffic and transit disruptions and other emergencies. To sign up for Notify NYC, call 311, visit NYC.gov/NotifyNYC, or follow @NotifyNYC on Twitter.
NYC Emergency Management has developed some localized coastal storm preparedness materials for the 2020 hurricane season, including the location of hurricane evacuation zones and evacuation centers by borough. Please be advised that information is subject to change. Check this website or call 311 (212-639-9675 for Video Relay Service, or TTY: 212-504-4115) for updates.
NYC EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AND THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT ADVISE NEW YORKERS TO PREPARE FOR EXTREME HEAT
Heat related deaths and illnesses are preventable. Despite this, around 618 people in the United States are killed by extreme heat every year. This website provides helpful tips, information, and resources to help you stay safe in the extreme heat this summer.
What is Extreme Heat?
Extreme heat is defined as summertime temperatures that are much hotter and/or humid than average. Because some places are hotter than others, this depends on what’s considered average for a particular location at that time of year. Humid and muggy conditions can make it seem hotter than it really is.
What Causes Heat-Related Illness?
Heat-related illnesses, like heat exhaustion or heat stroke, happen when the body is not able to properly cool itself. While the body normally cools itself by sweating, during extreme heat, this might not be enough. In these cases, a person’s body temperature rises faster than it can cool itself down. This can cause damage to the brain and other vital organs.
Some factors that might increase your risk of developing a heat-related illness include:
High levels of humidity
Prescription drug use
Who is Most at Risk?
Older adults, the very young, and people with mental illness and chronic diseases are at highest risk. However, even young and healthy people can be affected if they participate in strenuous physical activities during hot weather.
Summertime activity, whether on the playing field or the construction site, must be balanced with actions that help the body cool itself to prevent heat-related illness. Use this website to learn more on how to stay safe in the heat this summer, including how to prevent, recognize, and cope with heat-related illness.
The COVID Rent Relief 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 Program is not first come, first served. Applications will be accepted throughout the two-week application period. HCR will prioritize eligible households with “greatest economic and social need” accounting for income, rent burden, percent of income lost and risk of homelessness.
The rental assistance payment will cover the difference between the household’s rent burden on March 1, 2020 and the increase in rent burden for the months the households is applying for assistance. Households can apply for up to four months in rental assistance.
Eligible households must meet the following criteria:
Before March 1, 2020 and at the time of application, household income must have been below 80% of the area median income, adjusted for household size. You can find your county’s area median income, based on your household size: www.hcr.ny.gov/eligible-income-limits-80-ami-county
Before March 1, 2020 and at the time of application, the household must have been paying more than 30% of gross monthly income towards rent. Gross income includes wages as well as any cash grants, child support, social security, unemployment benefits, etc.)
Applicants must have lost income during the period of April 1, 2020 to July 31, 2020.
See our FAQs below for more information.
To apply see the application section of this page below.
HCR has created a dedicated call center to provide residents with help Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. until 7 p.m. Call the COVID Rent Relief Program Call Center at 1-833-499-0318 or email at email@example.com
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) released the HEROES Act. The $3 trillion bill proposes almost $200 billion in additional funding for housing and homelessness programs to help communities respond to the coronavirus crisis.
The 2020 Census is here — and it will shape New York City’s future for years to come. Once every ten years, the United States Census takes a count of every person in the United States. The taking of the census is mandated by the United States Constitution and has occurred every 10 years since 1790. But the census is so much more than just a count. Census information is used to determine New York City’s fair share of billions of dollars in federal funds for public education, affordable housing, infrastructure, and more — as well as the number of seats we have in Congress. Because so much is at stake, it’s critical that New Yorkers stand up and be counted in the 2020 Census.In the 2010 Census, the city’s self-response rate was less than 62%, compared to the national average of 76%. We need every New Yorker to get involved to ensure that their community is counted next year.
Please let us know if your organization is in need of gloves, masks, gowns or have other needs. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
In January, LES Ready! was pleased to welcome a group of grassroots organizations from across New York City who discussed the critical work they are doing in local communities to prepare for manmade and natural disasters. January 2020. The presenters were:
Wali Abdun-Noor South Bronx Emergency Network
Alberto Pimentel Huntspoint/Longwood Community Coalition