COMMUNITY RESOURCES

COMMUNITY RESOURCES SHARED BY THE H.E.S.

BELOW PLEASE FIND A VARIETY OF INFORMATION FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILIES.

 

The H.E.S. has compiled a variety of NYC community resources for you and your family during COVID-19 beyond. These pieces will be updated regularly as new information and programs become available for residents. Please check back regularly to ensure you are up to date. 
GENERAL RESOURCES FROM NEW YORK 
  • GetCoveredNYC (GCNYC). The annual Open Enrollment Period (OEP) for the Affordable Care Act, which is the time of year when all New Yorkers can apply for health insurance or switch their plans through the New York State of Health Marketplace. Sign up for low or no-cost health insurance today! The annual open enrollment period is from Nov 1, 2020, to Jan 31, 2021. Visit nyc.gov/GetCoveredNYC #GetCoveredNYC
  • COIVD-19 Data. NYC Health weekly updates. 
  • New York City Announces Tenant Resource Portal. Visit the city’s first-ever online resource to help residential renters access free resources from the City to help prevent evictions and keep tenants stably housed. The portal is available in English and Spanish and provides Google Translate in all other languages. This portal brings together resources from multiple City agencies, City-funded nonprofit legal service organizations, and Community Based Organizations, to better improve and streamline how tenants can learn about the options that may be available to them. Click here to read the official press NYC press release.
  • FREE COVID-19 testing is here for ALL New York City residents. Find a test site near you at http://nyc.gov/covidtest.
  • The Test & Trace Corps is making sure anyone with COVID-19 has the resources they need to recover including hotel rooms and deliveries. Hit accept if you see a call from ‘NYC Test & Trace’ or number starting with ‘(212)-540-****’ or ‘(212)-242-****.’
  • From the beginning, the COVID-19 fight keeps coming back to one thing: TESTING. It’s simple, fast, and FREE. Find a test site near you at http://nyc.gov/covidtest.
  • Efforts to harass, intimidate, or discriminate against Black New Yorkers will not be tolerated. If you or someone you know has been discriminated against or harassed because of their race, color, or national origin, call 212-416-0197. Learn more at https://www1.nyc.gov/site/cchr/media/while-black-nyc.page
  • If you’re feeling anxious or overwhelmed,  NYCWell is here to help. Call 1-888-NYC-WELL, Text “WELL” to 65173, or Chat online: http://nyc.gov/nycwell
  • Help us beat back COVID-19! FREE face coverings. If you go out, wear a face-covering outside and practice social distancing. We’re handing out 7.5 million free face coverings across the five boroughs, in places like Flushing Meadows Park. To learn more visit http://nyc.gov/facecoverings
  • Immigrant New Yorkers: Seek care without fear: The use of health services related to COVID19 will NOT be considered under the Public Charge Rule and will NOT impact your ability to apply for a green card or citizenship. More info http://NYC.gov/PublicCharge
  • NYC will help and support any New Yorker facing an illegal eviction, regardless of immigration status. Call 311 for free legal services. We’ve got your back
  • NYC LGBTQ COVID guide. This mobile-accessible website contains nearly 100 listings of LGBTQ+ affirming services still available citywide, including food programs, legal services, health resources & more. Check it out: nyc.gov/lgbtqcovid
  • ILLEGAL for stores to overcharge you: If you think a store excessively increased the price of items needed to prevent or limit the spread of or treat COVID19 you can file a complaint at http://on.nyc.gov/overcharge or call 311 and say “Overcharge.”
  • Stop the spread of misinformation about COVID19 and stand against stigma: If you have been harassed or discriminated against due to race, national origin, 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. For more information head to http://nyc.gov/stopcovidhate 

 

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