COVID-19 Community Resources




  • 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.



  • 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


  • 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


  • As NYC prepares for Phase Two, #KnowYourRights as a worker, and that you have these rights, regardless of your immigration status, including paid safe and sick leave under the New York City law.  Learn more:


  • While you may be excited that the city has begun to reopen, it may also be stressful. If you’re feeling anxious or overwhelmed,  NYCWell is here to help. Call 1-888-NYC-WELL, Text “WELL” to 65173 or Chat online:


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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:


  • 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 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 


  • Juneteenth is now an official City and School holiday in New York City.


  • NYC Department of Parks and Recreation announced the Juneteenth Grove at Brooklyn’s Cadman Park Plaza. The 19 new trees in this grove symbolize life; and their roots reflect the Black community’s connection to this nation.



  • Thanks to a generous grant from the Mayor’s Office, AAANY (Arab American Association of New York) will be distributing a limited number of prepaid debit cards to qualified families and individuals in need in New York City. Please share this information with your networks. We would like to reach as many families as possible!   Please complete one of the following application forms:
    English Application Form
    Arabic Application Form

    • Applications are limited to one per household and limited to residents of New York City. Please note that the city has laid out specific criteria to qualify for payments and that not everyone who applies will qualify to receive a relief payment. If you are selected to move on to the next round of applications, AAANY will be in touch in the next few weeks.
    • Qualification standards:
      – Must be a resident of NYC
      – Must be ineligible for unemployment insurance
      – Must have NOT received the stimulus check
    • Debit card amounts to be distributed:
      – $400 for an individual
      – $800 for two adults
      – $1000 for a family
    • Language Assistance: Support for qualified applicants in English, Arabic, and Spanish



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