The H.E.S. has compiled a variety of NYC community resources for you and your family. These resources will be updated regularly as we become aware of new information and programs to share.

General Resources for New York City

1) Tenant Resource Portal helps residential renters access free resources from the City to help prevent evictions and keep tenants stably housed. It brings together resources from multiple city agencies, city-funded nonprofit legal service organizations, and Community Based Organizations together, to better improve and streamline how tenants can learn about the options that may be available to them.

2) SpreadLoveNYC connects New Yorker seeking volunteer opportunities with nonprofits and service projects. Led by Mayor Adams and NYC Service, New Yorkers can volunteer for projects that are 1-2 or 3+ hours. Register as a volunteer or partner organization.

3) If you have been harassed or discriminated against due to immigration/citizenship status, race, national origin, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, or disability, contact NYC Commission on Human Rights by calling 311. Call 911 if you are a victim of or witness a hate crime.

4) While Black in NYC: Protections Against Discrimination for Black New Yorkers. If you or someone you know has been discriminated against or harassed because of their race, color, or national origin, call 212-416-0197.

5) NYC’s Immigrant Affairs Department provides an extensive array of legal services, city services and asylum seekers help.

6) Building owners are legally required to provide heat and hot water to their tenants. Hot water must be provided 365 days per year at a constant minimum temperature of 120 degrees Fahrenheit. Heat must be provided between October 1 and May 31. For more info, go here.

Jobs and Financial Services

1) Filing Taxes for Free. If you earned $80k or less with dependents or $56k or less without dependents, you can file for free with Met Council Helpline. Call  212-453-9532.

2) NYC government job opportunities can be found here.

Mental and Physical Health Resources

1) All NYC-related information about COVID-19, including general vaccine and booster info, finding a testing site, free at-home COVID tests, and the latest data are all located here.

2) For NYC health information and efforts to keep New Yorkers healthy, go the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s website.

3) In NYC, access to health care is a right. Enrolling in health insurance can be confusing and hard to navigate. A GetCoveredNYC Specialist from the NYC Public Engagement Unit help you navigate the process. Enroll by the 15th of the month for coverage starting on the 1st of the following month.

4) If you’re feeling anxious or overwhelmedNYCWell can help. Call 1-888-NYC-WELL, Text “WELL” to 65173, or chat online.

5)  If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction to alcohol, drugs, or gambling, New York State Office of Addiction Services and Supports (OASAS) provides addiction treatment and recovery services.

o   Find a OASAS provider.

o   Call OASAS’s Hopeline to find help and resources 24/7 at (877) 846-7369 or text 467369. All calls are toll-free and confidential.

6) For insurance rights and questions, call the NYS Behavioral Health Ombudsman Office (Community Health Access to Addiction and Mental Healthcare Project – CHAMP) at (888) 614-5400 or email [email protected].

National and CDC Health Information

1) CDC- Tips on Managing and Coping with Stress

2) The National Institute of Mental Health Information Resource Center

3) U.S. Department of Health & Human Services – Mental Health Services

4) U.S. Department of Health & Human Services – Resources to Support Adolescent Health