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In the News and In the Community


SBS Commissioner Jonnel Doris joined Senator Jessica Ramos & I for a meeting with small business owners impacted by Tropical Storm Ida

 

It was wonderful to celebrate the Alliance for Flushing Meadows Corona Park “Evening Under the Sphere” with my Latinx family!

 

Immigrant Resource Fair! Apply for the Excluded Workers Fund, Emergency Rental Assistance, and with ID NYC. 

 

I joined Gov Kathy Hochul and colleagues for the 4th anniversary of Hurricane Maria at the Hurricane Maria Memorial

During this Climate Week I’m proud to share that I’ve received a perfect Hundred points symbol score from the New York League Of Conservation Voters!

Spent the day in upstate New York touring farms and learning about our robust agricultural industry with many Assembly and Senate colleagues.

We rallied with the New York Taxi Workers Alliance to demand that the city provide debt relief now.

 

At the NY Change Block Party Gala! I’m glad we were able to honor the incredible contributions of the FEW Coalition hunger strikers and organizers.

 

I urge my colleagues NYSA Majority to join me in cosponsoring A5081A to create a fair street vending license program.

Proud to have joined state legislators in demanding SCOTUS protect and uphold 50 years of legal abortion in all 50 states.

 

The City: A Young Black Mother Died During Treatment for Postpartum Depression. Her Family Demands Answers

 

Queens Daily Eagle: Gov. announces storm relief fund for undocumented New Yorkers


City And State: The Power of Diversity: Latino 100

Community Services/Events

Tropical Storm Ida Resources: If you are an undocumented immigrant and suffered damaged due to Hurricane Ida, you can apply for financial assistance by calling the hotline 1-800-566-7636 or by visiting one of the sites listed in the graphic. Or you can call our district office (718) 457-0384 and set up an appointment.

As a response to the damage of Ida here is a list of resources to help navigate potential damage caused by the storm.

 

 

 

 

Organ Donor Enrollment Day: A Day to Inspire New York to Sign Up to Save Lives. Currently, New York has a shortage of donated organs which means those who need transplants have longer wait times to get the help they need. We can restore hope to those who wait by saying yes to organ donation. The Facts About Saving Lives: Organ donation is often possible even with certain health conditions; there is no age limit to be an organ donor – the oldest donor in New York was 93 years old; the organ donation process follows strict guidelines to ensure fairness and equity; because organ donation saves lives, most religions celebrate it as a final act of kindness; and registering as an organ donor does not change your medical care. Doctors and medical staff are legally obligated to save your life.

E-Waste Collection: We are partnering with the Office of Senator Jessica Ramos to collect and dispose of your electronic waste! Drop off days are on Mondays from 10-4 pm at our offices and Wednesdays from 10-4 pm at the Office of Senator Jessica Ramos.

Grant Opportunity by Dance/NYC Dance Advancement Fund: Grant priorities include: dance makers will budget between $10,000-$250,000 (remember this can include value of in-kind budget items); organizations/groups artistically led or otherwise creating work by ALAANA and/or women-identifying and gender nonconforming/nonbinary/genderqueer and transgender and/or disabled and/or immigrant artists; and dance makers who work in accountability and interdependence with local communities. To find if you are eligible click here. You can find the application here. If you have any questions, you can email danceadvancementfund@dance.nyc.

 

Grow NYC: Get bonus dollars when using SNAP/EBT and Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) at a green market for fresh fruits and vegetables. This is a great way to save money, get more fresh food into the home, and support local farmers. https://www.grownyc.org/greenmarket/ebt/howtouse

 

Homes and Community Renewal (HCR) will be launching the Homeowner Assistance Program in early September. Program Guidance: Eligible uses primarily target preventing mortgage default, and/or foreclosure. Includes mortgage and property tax arrears, condo, and HOA fees. Homeowners must demonstrate a COVID impact that led to the loss of income or significant increase in expenses; 60% of funds must go to households below 100% AMI, and a target of 40% of total funds must go to “socially disadvantaged households” primarily defined by race. For more information, please click here.

Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP): the New York State Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) will provide significant economic relief to help low and moderate-income households at risk of experiencing homelessness or housing instability by providing rental arrears, temporary rental assistance, and utility arrears assistance. Our office is available to assist you in filling out the application but you will need to make an appointment first and make sure you have all your documents ready when you come in. Our office number is 718-457-0384. Due to system problems with the website the appointment can last from 45 minutes-1 hour. You can learn more about the Program and Application Overview here. Renter’s Checklist:

Excluded Workers Fund is now open for applications. For more information, click here.

Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: If you would like to sign up to receive the Congresswoman’s newsletter, you can do so here: https://ocasio-cortez.house.gov/contact/newsletter-subscribe.

 

COVID-19

New York City

Total Persons Tested: 31,867,685

Total Tested Positive: 1,067,447

% Positive Results: 3.3%

 

Queens

Total Persons Tested: 8,026,754

Total Tested Positive: 303,150

% Positive Results: 3.8%


 

 

 

For more information on the data, click here. Find out more about the different types of tests you can get and where to get tested here. You can use this tool to find testing sites near you created by the Jackson Heights Science Communication Initiative, click here. You can also click here for more information on testing sites. You can now set up an appointment with an emergency medicine physician about any common, non-emergency health issue from the safety and comfort of your home. For more information, click here.

 

What You Need to Know About the COVID-19 Vaccines

 

Participating pharmacies are now offering a second COVID-19 vaccine to individuals who received the first vaccine elsewhere. Participating pharmacies are CVS (800-SHOP-CVS), Walgreens (800-WALGREENS), and RiteAid (800-RITE-AID)

Participating pharmacies are now offering a second COVID-19 vaccine to individuals who received the first vaccine elsewhere. Participating pharmacies are CVS (800-SHOP-CVS), Walgreens (800-WALGREENS), and RiteAid (800-RITE-AID)

 

NYC Mobile Vaccine Buses: The vaccine buses offer the Johnson & Johnson vaccines in Queens. The full schedule of mobile vaccine locations can be found here. Walk-ups are welcome and you can also book in advance through the Vax4NYC website.

 

Free Transportation to Vaccine Appointments for Seniors: Individuals who can book a vaccination appointment and are 65 or older, cannot use public or private transportation, and do not have anyone to take them to their vaccination appointment can access free of charge transportation options provided by the City of New York: Individuals who use Access-a-Ride, Medicaid-provided, or Medicare-provided transportation can schedule rides as they normally would; Individuals who do not use Access-a-Ride, Medicaid-provided, or Medicare-provided transportation, and are 65+, homebound, or have a disability and require ambulette transportation can schedule a free ride to their vaccination site through Hunter (Ambulette): 718-991-2211; and Individuals 65 or older who do not qualify for any of the above services can schedule a free cab ride through Curbed at 646-349-0289.

The in-home vaccination program is continuing. Homebound New Yorkers interested in receiving an in-home vaccination can sign up at nyc.gov/homebound or by calling 1-877-VAX-4-NYC. Eligibility for in-home vaccinations has been expanded and now includes those who meet any of the criteria: a person 75 years of age or older, a person with a disability, a person that is homebound, a resident of NYCHA, an employee or retiree of the City of NY and a person referred by a union, City partner, or a City vaccination team member. Individuals can register here to be contacted by the City to schedule an in-home vaccination.Vaccine Outreach

The CDC released a vaccine toolkit with resources for community-based organizations, which includes shareable flyers and graphics, social media posts, and much more. You can find out more information here.

 

Vaccine Incentives: To learn more visit https://www1.nyc.gov/site/coronavirus/vaccines/vaccine-incentives.page

Vaccine Referral Bonus: NYC is offering an incentive to community and faith-based organizations to help get people vaccinated by awarding $100 for each referral for each first dose at a City-run site. When an individual makes an appointment ahead of time or is a walkup, they can identify which community organization referred them to get vaccinated. Once they receive their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, the referral organization will be credited $100 after the program ends. Organizations can earn up to $20,000 each. Interested organizations can sign up here.

COVID-19 Third Dose Information

If you received the Pfizer vaccine: Pfizer booster doses are now available for certain groups of people who received the Pfizer vaccine at least six months ago. Those groups are: people who are 65 or older; people who are 18 or older with an underlying medical condition; people who are 18 or older and live in a nursing home or other long term care facility; people who are 18 or older at higher risk of COVID-19 exposure due to occupational (e.g. healthcare workers) or institutional setting (e.g. people who live in shelters); eligible New Yorkers can access booster shots starting today (9/24) and will need to attest to their eligibility; additionally, there has been no change to the August guidelines about third doses for people with underlying conditions. Adults who received the Pfizer vaccine at least 28 days ago, and are moderately to severely immunocompromised, are still eligible for a third dose of the Pfizer vaccine, as part of their initial vaccination series. Eligible New Yorkers can access third doses citywide and need to attest to their eligibility.

 

If you received the Moderna vaccine: People who received Moderna are not eligible for a booster shot at this time.However, there has been no change to the August guidelines about third doses for people with underlying conditions. Adults who received the Moderna vaccine at least 28 days ago, and are moderately to severely immunocompromised, are still eligible for a third dose of the Moderna vaccine, as part of their initial vaccination series. Eligible New Yorkers can access third doses citywide and need to attest to their eligibility.

 

If you received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine: People who received the J&J vaccine are not eligible for additional doses of the vaccine at this time.

 

NYC COVID Care Network: As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the psychological, emotional, and spiritual toll on New Yorkers will also grow. Many individuals lack adequate emotional and mental support, and can even feel isolated and stigmatized. We are a mutual aid network of 1500+ volunteer mental health professionals, spiritual care providers, circle-keepers, and community builders offering support during the evolving crisis. Please register below if you are a licensed therapist, counselor, life coach, grief counselor, pastoral care provider, facilitator, community-builder, or trained to work a crisis line. All meetings will happen by Zoom or telephone. There will be no physical contact. We will focus on facilitating individual encounters, groups, and grief and loss rituals. For questions or comments, please email: info@nyccovidcares.org.

Who can receive support from the network? All essential workers, their families, and any uninsured individuals in the New York City Metro area are eligible to receive support from the network. If you are struggling, our hope is you feel connected, supported, and in community. We appreciate you, and you are not alone.If you have questions about whether you are eligible, please reach out anyway! Click here to request support.

Health & Human Services Disability Information and Access Line: U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) announced the launch of a first-of-its-kind national hotline to connect people with disabilities to information and services to improve access to COVID-19 vaccines. The newly established Disability Information and Access Line (DIAL) is now available to help people with disabilities find vaccination locations in their communities, assist callers with making vaccination appointments, and connect callers to local services – such as accessible transportation – to overcome barriers to vaccination. The hotline can also provide information and resources to answer questions and address concerns about the vaccines and can connect callers to information and services that promote independent living and address fundamental needs, such as food, housing, and transportation. Learn more here or call 888-677-1199 from 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM ET.

 

The NYC Test & Trace Corps is a public health initiative to fight the threat of COVID-19. The Corps is a group of doctors, public health professionals, and community advocates working to reverse the COVID-19 outbreak and protect our city. They will make sure that anyone who tests positive for COVID-19 and their close contacts will have the resources needed to safely separate in a hotel, free of charge, or at home to help prevent the spread of the virus. NYC Test & Trace Corps Contact Tracers can refer to the hotel program or anyone can call 1-212-COVID19 (212-268-4319) to book a room. You can learn more here.

 

Take Care Package: the NYC Test & Trace Corps will provide care packages to New Yorkers and to their contacts who have tested positive for COVID-19. To learn more, click here.

 

Test & Trace Corps Announces Partners with Wag!: Free Dog Walking and other pet drop-in services to ensure New Yorkers can remain safely separated in a hotel or at home. To learn more, click here.

 

NYC Cares is a no or low-cost medical services program offered by NYC Health & Hospitals to New Yorkers who don’t qualify for health insurance. You can enroll by calling 646-692-2273. Find out more about the program here.

FEMA COVID-19 Funeral Reimbursement: FEMA will be providing financial assistance to individuals with COVID-related funeral expenses. Beginning on April 12, 2021, applications will be accepted through a dedicated COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Line at 844-684-6333 (TTY: 800-462-7585). Certain eligibility documents will be required, including an official death certification and documents related to funeral expenses. In order to be eligible for FEMA funeral assistance, the following conditions must be met: The death must have occurred in the United States, including U.S. territories and the District of Columbia; The death certificate must indicate the death was attributed to COVID-19; The applicant must be a U.S. citizen, non-citizen national, or meet the federal definition for “qualified alien”; The citizenship status of the deceased person is not taken into consideration.

Employment

As of January 18th, New York State has changed the way partial unemployment benefits are determined for part-time workers. The benefits will now be based on how many hours you have worked in a week than how many days you work. To learn more or to find out how to file a partial claim, click here. If you are a worker with COVID-19 or if you have come across someone with COVID-19 you can get paid sick leave regardless of your immigration status. You can learn more about this here.

 

Some employers in New York State are now required to provide at least five days of job-protected, paid sick leave to employees who need to take leave because they are under a mandatory or precautionary order of quarantine or isolation due to COVID-19. The amount of paid sick leave an employer is required to provide depends on the number of employees they have and the employer’s net annual income. If your employer does not provide the required paid sick leave, you may file a complaint with the NYS Department of Labor here.

Department of Labor Update: On September 5, 2021, several Federal unemployment benefit programs will be expiring across the country, under federal law. The Federal benefit programs that will be expiring are Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA), Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC), Extended Benefits (EB), and $300 Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC). Unemployment Insurance benefits from the NYS Department of Labor will continue to be paid to eligible claimants even though these four Federal programs are ending. To be considered eligible for Unemployment Insurance after September 5, 2021, a claimant would need to be unemployed AND be in the first 26 weeks (or 104 effective days) of benefits. Claimants can find their effective days remaining for UI benefits in their online Payment History. Because FPUC is ending, any weeks a claimant is eligible to receive Unemployment Insurance benefits after September 5, 2021, will no longer include the additional $300. Claimants will be contacted through emails and text messages to inform them of which program they are currently in and whether they will be eligible to continue receiving benefits after the federal benefit expiration date.

 

 

Small Business

Small businesses are the backbone of New York’s economy and the Assembly Majority is committed to providing critical relief to build back stronger. To learn more about the grant program we created in the state budget, visit nysmallbusinessrecovery.com.

 

New York City’s Fine and Interest Reduction Recovery Program: It will allow individuals and businesses to apply for a discount of up to 75% on delinquent fines issued by city agencies including the Sanitation, Fire and Buildings departments. The temporary program began Monday, September 20th and ends Monday,December 20. To apply or see if your fine is eligible please visit www.nyc.gov/mysummons

Queens Economic Development Corporation (QEDC): Learn about the eligibility requirements, eligible expenses, documentation requirements, and the application process for the grant. A recording is currently available in their video library. QEDC also has an Entrepreneur Space which is a food and business incubator located in Long Island City. There they can provide a home to emerging businesses and organizations seeking a commercial kitchen, small offices, or classrooms, all available at a reasonable cost. To learn more about the Entrepreneur Space, click here. To learn more about the programs that QEDC offers, click here.

Check out our NYC Business Reopening Guide and NYC Restaurant Reopening Guide to find out when and how you can safely reopen your non-essential business. If you have any questions, you can call our hotline: 888-SBS-4NYC (888-727-4692). You can also click here and search for “Reopening Guidelines” to sign up for an upcoming webinar to learn about State requirements, recommendations, and resources available to help businesses reopen in NYC.

Free Face Coverings for Small Businesses & Their Employees

If you are a small business with fewer than 100 employees looking to secure free face coverings for your employees, find a distribution partner located near you.

Learn More and Find a Distribution Partner

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Other Reopening Supplies Marketplace: If you would like to purchase additional masks or other non-medical Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), the City has compiled a list of non-medical PPE manufacturers and suppliers. These companies are not endorsed by the City of New York.

View the PPE + Reopening Supplies Marketplace

If you own a restaurant or bar, you can qualify for the New York State Restaurant Recovery Fund. The fund can provide reimbursements for up to $5000 for any equipment or improvements made to your business in order to comply with COVID-19 protocols. To learn more, click here. There are other loan and assistance programs that as a small business owner you can qualify for. You can click here, to learn more. For more information on how to grow your business and what resources you can use, click here.

 

Financial Counseling: NYC Financial Empowerment Centers will be providing free one on one financial support, counseling, and coaching to whoever needs it. To learn more, click here.

 

 

 

TLC Licensees: New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) is providing financial counseling, legal services, and other resources such as health care insurance, mental health resources, and more. You can learn more about that here.

 

New York’s Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) will be hosting workshops to support the efforts of both entrepreneurs looking to launch new businesses and established small business owners planning ahead for their next year. For the first time since the start of the pandemic, they will be hosting in-person workshops in addition to their online webinars and they are all free of cost to New Yorkers. For a list of locations and topics, click here.

 

Vaccination Proof for Indoor Activities (Key to NYC): Starting August 17th, people 12 and older will be required to show proof they have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine authorized for emergency use by the FDA or WHO for: indoor dining, indoor fitness, and indoor entertainment. This new requirement- called the Key to NYC- include bars,fitness gyms, movie and stage theaters, museums, and other indoor venues. To learn more you can click here.

 

Low-to-Moderate Income Storefront 0% Interest Loan: Apply today for the NYC LMI Storefront Loan Program, a 0% interest loan for businesses in low-to-moderate income (LMI)  areas of the City. You can see which locations are eligible here.

Housing

Eviction and Foreclosure Moratorium Extension: Countless New Yorkers are struggling from the economic impacts of COVID-19 and it’s critical that we continue to ensure no one is forced out of their home during a pandemic. The Assembly Majority extended the eviction and foreclosure protections for tenants, homeowners, small businesses, and landlords to August 31, 2021.

Mitigation Resources for Homeowners that may Reduce Potential Damage in Future Storms: For a Homeowner’s Guide to Retrofitting, click here. For a wind retrofit guide for Residential Buildings, click here. For information on insurance, click here.

Landlord Relief Legislation: The Assembly Majority understands that COVID-19 has impacted small landlords especially hard and fought to ensure they get the relief they need and deserve. The Majority passed legislation to ensure landlords qualify for $100 million in funding to help pay for back rent.

The Housing Hardship Forms for the COVID-19 Emergency Eviction and Foreclosure Prevention Act of 2020 are still available: This is only for foreclosures and evictions for homeowners & tenants extension till August 31st,2021. Forms available here: http://nycourts.gov/EEFPA/. Tenants may proactively complete the Hardship Declaration and return it to the landlord whether or not a case is pending. Tenants may also submit completed Hardship Declaration forms to the Housing Court by email to the account associated with the county in which the tenant’s eviction proceeding is taking place: QueensHardshipDeclaration@nycourts.gov.

The Right to Counsel NYC Coalition, Housing Justice for All, and JustFix.nyc have launched a website at www.evictionfreeny.org to help tenants submit their hardship declaration forms online. EvictionFreeNY.org provides an accessible, easy-to-use format that allows tenants to learn about and take advantage of the temporary protections provided by New York State law. The provision of this information about these efforts is for informational purposes only and does not represent an endorsement by the City of New York.

 

 

 

If you are facing housing discrimination, know that you have rights and are protected. Visit the website here to file an official complaint. You can call the number as well to log your issue.

 

Fair Housing is a Right if you are facing any of the listed violations, please file a complaint with the NY State, Department of the State: (518) 474-4429 and the NY State Division of Human Rights: (844) 862-8703.

 

NYC Housing Connect: There is a lottery system for affordable housing. To apply and learn more visit the website FAQ here.

 

Discounted Telephone/Wireless Service Through Lifeline: Lifeline is a federal program that offers a monthly discount to qualified low-income customers. The Lifeline discount can be applied to either home telephone service (landline or cable) or wireless service, and is available for only one line per household. The FCC has temporarily eased the documentation requirements for those who seek to qualify for the Lifeline program based on their income. You can find more information here.

Emergency Utility Intervention Program (EUIP): Recipients of social service benefits are eligible for the National Grid and Con Edison utility rate reduction program. In November, the Human Resources Administration (HRA) completed its final low-income rate match for the 2020 program year for the utility rate reduction for customers receiving social services benefits. HRA clients with utility accounts were automatically enrolled and were provided an opportunity to opt-out of the program if they wished to do so. Enrollment is ongoing and HRA clients who were not automatically enrolled can participate by contacting their utility company to enroll. Clients can contact Con Edison at 1-800-75-CONED (1-800-752-6633) to enroll by phone, or by email at lowincomerate@coned.com. Con Edison will provide further instructions regarding enrollment requirements. For questions, clients should contact the Emergency Utility Intervention program at 212-331-4120 or by email at EUIP@hra.nyc.gov.

 

Senior Citizen Homeowners’ Exemption (SCHE) and Disabled Homeowners’ Exemption (DHE): Due to a new law passed in response to COVID-19, most current SCHE and DHE recipients are not required to renew their benefits this year.

 

The NYC Dept of Finance (DOF) will mail homeowners a renewal letter if there is a need to take any action before the March 15th renewal deadline; otherwise, the benefit will automatically renew at its current level. Please Note: renewal applications are still required in the event of: Changes to the recipient’s primary residence; The addition of another owner to the deed; The transfer of the property to a new owner Also, if an individual’s income decreases in 2020, they have the option to submit a renewal application so that DOF can determine eligibility for a larger benefit. Owners with questions should contact www.nyc.gov/contactpropexemptions.

Pet Owner Eviction Project: Animal Haven’s Pet Owner Eviction Project, in partnership with the Mayor’s Office of Animal Welfare and NYC Emergency Management’s Animal Planning Task Force, is seeking to connect vulnerable tenants at risk of losing their pets while facing a potential eviction with free and low-cost resources. For more information and assistance individuals can call the COVID-19 Pet Hotline: 877-204-8821.

2020 CDBG-CV CARES Act Funding: NYS Homes & Community Renewal (HCR) announced the opening of the NYS Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG)-CV CARES Act application for eligible projects. You can find more information and materials here: https://hcr.ny.gov/community-development-block-grant#cdbg-cares-funding. Applications will be accepted on an open round basis with rolling awards until Friday, August 27, 2021, or until funding has been exhausted.

Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) Program: Starting May 12, 2021, qualified New York City residents may be eligible to receive a temporary discount for current or new monthly internet service subscriptions. This discount is available as part of the Federal Communications Commission’s Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB), a $3.2 billion dollar short-term emergency subsidy program during the COVID-19 pandemic. Funds will be allocated to qualifying households on a first-come, first-serve basis for as long as funds last. Eligible New York City residents can receive: Monthly Benefit: a discount of up to $50/month for broadband service, equipment, and device rentals; One-time Device Discount: up to $100 for a laptop, tablet, or desktop computer (with a co-payment of $10 – $50), where available

Below is an eligibility overview:

Your income is at or below 135% of the federal poverty guidelines, OR Your household experienced a substantial loss of income due to job loss or furlough since February 29, 2020, and your household income in 2020 was the same or less than $99,000 for single filers or $198,000 for joint filers, OR You participate in any ONE of these government benefit programs: Lifeline; Free and Reduced Price School Lunch or Breakfast (2019-20 or 2020-21 school year); Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

Medicaid; Federal Public Housing Assistance (FPHA); Veterans Pension and Survivors Benefit; Supplemental Security Income (SSI); Federal Pell Grant (current award year).

Education

 

Parent University is designed to empower you as an advocate and partner in your child’s education. You can learn more here.

 

College Bridge for All: Since 2016, Bridge Coaches have helped over 15,000 graduates strategize and implement their post High School plans. From financial aid, enrollment paperwork to telling you more about what to expect. You can connect with a Bridge Coach here.

COVID-19: As part of New York City’s gold standard of health and safety in schools, and in alignment with recent New York State and CDC guidance, COVID-19 vaccination will be required for students and staff participating in high-risk Public School Athletic League (PSAL) sports this year. High-risk sports include football, volleyball, basketball, wrestling, lacrosse, stunt, and rugby. In addition, vaccination will be required for bowling, because while not high-risk, it takes place in spaces that require vaccination. Fully vaccinated participants can remove their masks while engaging in PSAL activities held outdoors. Participants in fall high-risk sports are required to get their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine by the first day of competitive play, which varies by sport. Winter and spring PSAL participants have until the first day of competition to be fully vaccinated.  Getting the vaccine is safe, effective, and free.  Currently, 57% of New York City 12-17 year olds have at least one dose, and families can go to vaccinefinder.nyc.gov to find a convenient vaccination site. Additionally, mobile vaccination sites are visiting schools and PSAL conditioning sites across the city this fall. DOE recently created a COVID-19 vaccination portal for all staff to log their vaccination status. We are now making that website available to families at https://vaccine.schools.nyc. The Vaccination Portal allows employees and families to upload proof of vaccination, which can be an image of a vaccination card, NYS Excelsior Pass, or other government records. Submitting this information will support New York City’s pandemic response and recovery efforts, and help ensure that the DOE schools and buildings remain safe places for all students and staff. We owe it to our young people to make it possible for them to safely return to the sports they love. Vaccinations are our passport out of this pandemic and this vaccine mandate will ensure everyone on the team is protected and able to compete this fall.

LGBTQIA+ Resources

LGBTQ Food Assistance: The NYC Unity Project and the Department of Social Services have developed a list of food pantries and soup kitchens that explicitly encourage LGBTQ community members to participate. This list is always growing. For help finding a food assistance provider near you, please see our LGBTQ Food Assistance page.

New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG) LGBT Project: New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG) provides free legal services, financial counseling, and advocacy for individuals and families experiencing poverty, including a law project dedicated to supporting LGBTQ community members. NYLAG has launched the NY COVID-19 Legal Resource  Hotline to help New York City residents impacted by COVID-19 (coronavirus) to get answers to their legal questions. To reach the hotline contact 929-356-9582. The hotline is available from 10 am–1 pm, Monday–Friday. Learn more on their website.

 

Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund (TLDEF): TLDEF provides education on transgender rights and connects low-income trans and non-binary people with pro bono attorneys to assist with legal name changes. TLDEF has prepared a Know Your Rights guide for transgender and non-binary people who are grappling with questions related to employment, housing, health care, identification, and accessing assistance from government agencies among other issues in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. The guide is available in both English and Español on their website. TLDEF’s Name Change Project remains open to conducting intakes. Know Your Rights Guide (English) and  Know Your Right Guide (Spanish). Name Change Project Intake Form. To contact the TLDEF, call 646-862-9396 or email info@transgenderlegal.org. Learn more on their website.

 

Transgender Law Center (TLC): Transgender Law Center (TLC) is the largest national trans-led organization advocating for a world in which all people are free to define themselves and their futures. Grounded in legal expertise and committed to racial justice, TLC employs a variety of community-driven strategies to keep transgender and gender-nonconforming people alive, thriving, and fighting for liberation. They are currently hosting weekly community meetings and providing other ongoing virtual resources. To reach TLC, call 510-587-9696. If calling from prison or detention, use the collect line 510-380- 8229. Learn more on their website.

 

Funders for LGBTQ Issues: They are linking community members to foundations to provide relief aid for LGBTQ communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Their site outlines key funding opportunities and information on how to apply for them, including Stonewall Community Foundation, OutRight International, and Groundswell Fund. To contact Funders for LGBTQ Issues, call 212-475-2930 or e-mail info@lgbtfunders.org. Learn more on their website.

 

Health and Wellness

New Americans Hotline: 1-800-566-7636

The New Americans hotline is a toll-free, multi-lingual hotline. The hotline provides live assistance in more than 200 languages. Anyone can call the hotline for information and referrals, regardless of citizenship or documented status. Calls to the hotline are confidential and anonymous.The hotline operates from 9 AM to 8 PM (ET), Monday through Friday (excluding Federal holidays), and is managed by Catholic Charities Community Services. Through the hotline, you can: ask general immigration and naturalization questions; obtain referrals to immigrant-related public and private programs; find out information on fraud and schemes against immigrants.

Do you need help filing your SNAP application? Not sure if you qualify for SNAP or WIC benefits? Never used a public benefits program before? Our Benefits Access team is here to help. Call (646) 355-1475 to set up a free, confidential consultation. We assist New Yorkers through every step of the SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) and WIC application (Special Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program for Women, Infants and Children). We go over income eligibility requirements, check to see that you qualify, and then help you gather the documents needed to apply and guide you as you upload those documents through the online application. When it comes time to re-certify, we help you submit everything needed, and we advocate on your behalf if any problem arises with your SNAP or WIC case. Make sure to leave a message with your name and phone number so a specialist can call you back. For SNAP or WIC help, leave a message with your name and phone number if a specialist does not pick up. We will call you back as soon as we can. English: (646) 355-1475; Spanish: (347) 599-1510; Mandarin/Cantonese: (646) 935-3513; Russian: (332) 600-5425. Email: Aassadourian@hungerfreenyc.org or Rgrullon@hungerfreenyc.org with questions about SNAP benefits. E-mail: Aquintana@hungerfreenyc.org or Crobles@hungerfreenyc.org with questions about WIC.

Invisible Hands Deliver

We are a non-profit organization delivering groceries and other essential items to populations especially vulnerable to COVID-19. Powered by volunteers, we’ve completed thousands of contactless deliveries in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.  If you’d like to help us expand our services, please fill out this form. Invisible Hands is also committed to fighting food insecurity – a crisis that’s been exacerbated by COVID-19. That’s why we’re partnering with food pantries to ensure our neighbors can always have food on their plates. General: team@invisiblehandsdeliver.org. Call (732) 639-1579 to request a delivery via phone.  We accept text messages from the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community. Call Center Hours Sunday-Friday 11am-3pm Saturday 9am-6pm

 

Health & Human Services Office of Minority Health: The Office of Minority Health (OMH) was created in 1986. Its mission is to improve the health of racial and ethnic minority populations through health programs and policies that eliminate health disparities. The OMH resource center is the largest repository of health information on health disparities. It also has a knowledge center that is a one-stop-shopping source for data on minority health issues. The OMH can be reached at (800) 444 – 6472. Email info@minorityhealth.hhs.gov.

 

National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP), CDC, HHS: Phone Number: 800-232-4636

 

AIDS and HIV Resources for Women: www.thebody.com

 

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), NIH, HHS

Phone Number: 866-284-4107 (TDD: 800-877-8339)

 

American Sexual Health Association: Phone Number: 800-227-8922

 

Planned Parenthood: Phone Number: 800-230-7526

 

1-866-Su Familia Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm ET. Su Familia: The National Hispanic Family Health Helpline provides free reliable and confidential health information in Spanish and English to help callers navigate the health system. Staffed by bilingual health promotion advisors who provide basic information on a wide range of health topics. Additionally, our up-to-date database includes over 13,000 providers enabling health promotion advisors to refer callers to health care services in their community. Read their success stories here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MedlinePlus is an online health information resource for patients and their families and friends. Find reliable, up-to-date information about diseases, conditions, and wellness topics. This trusted resource is available anytime, anywhere, on any device: https://medlineplus.gov/

 

Prediabetes: In the United States, 88 million adults—more than 1 in 3—have prediabetes. What’s more, more than 84% of them don’t know they have it. With prediabetes, blood sugar levels are higher than normal, but not high enough yet to be diagnosed as type 2 diabetes. Prediabetes raises your risk for type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. The good news is if you have prediabetes, a CDC-recognized lifestyle change program can help you take healthy steps to reverse it. Could You Have Prediabetes? Take the Risk Test

 

The New York State Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence (OPDV) is a state government agency that creates policy, educates the public, and trains professionals on domestic violence.

 

Mental Health Stigma: The graphic below talks about the 5 ways to end Mental Health Stigma. Educate, share, explain, listen, support and overcome.

 

For more information about mental health resources, click the NYS Office of Mental Health, click the link here and here. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) provides tips for taking care of your emotional health which can be found here. CDC provides guidelines for adults and children coping with a disaster or traumatic event which can be found here and hereSAMHSA’s Disaster Distress Helpline provides 24/7, 365-day-a-year crisis counseling and support to people experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters. Call: 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 to connect with a trained crisis counselor. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline also provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources. If you or someone you know needs help, please call: 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

 

The National Domestic Violence Hotline: Call 800-799-SAFE (7233). Staff is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Get information in more than 170 languages. You will hear a recording and may have to wait for a short time. Hotline staff offer safety planning and crisis help. They can connect you to shelters and services in your area. Staff can send out written information on topics such as domestic violence, sexual assault, and the legal system.

You can also get help through email or live chat on the hotline’s contact page

 

The National Dating Abuse Helpline Call 866-331-9474 or 866-331-8453 (TDD). Staff is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You will hear a recording and may have to wait for a short time. You can get help through a live online chat from 5 p.m. to 3 a.m. ET. Learn more about the National Dating Abuse Helpline live chat. You can also chat with helpline staff via email or text “loveis” to 22522.

 

The National Sexual Assault Hotline: Call 800-656-4673. Staff is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You will hear a recording that asks whether you prefer English or Spanish and whether you want to talk to a hotline staff member. You can get live online help through the National Sexual Assault Online Hotline in English or Spanish.

 

National Women’s Health and Breastfeeding Helpline Do you have a women’s health question or trouble with breastfeeding? Call us anytime between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, at 1-800-994-9662 to talk with a health information specialist in English or Spanish. Our women’s health information specialists who answer the phone are also trained as breastfeeding peer counselors. You can call us for free, as many times as you need to.

 

Estimado vecinos:

Como defensor de la justicia de inmigrantes, fue horrible presenciar imágenes de adultos haitianos agarrando a sus hijos mientras eran azotados por agentes de la patrulla fronteriza de Estados Unidos a caballo. Conocemos las tremendas contribuciones que nuestros vecinos inmigrantes han hecho a nuestras comunidades y nuestra economía, pero aún vemos que la xenofobia y la violencia asoma su fea cabeza tanto en las políticas como en el trato de nuestros residentes inmigrantes. Nuestro distrito es el hogar de muchos inmigrantes y somos una comunidad vibrante y próspera por eso. Es por eso que exhorto a nuestros líderes del Congreso a luchar para promover la reforma migratoria en el proyecto de ley de reconciliación federal. Nuestras comunidades merecen justicia y están #AquiParaQuedarse.

 

Muchos de nuestros vecinos inmigrantes fueron excluidos del alivio federal de FEMA después de sufrir la destrucción que alteró la vida de la tormenta tropical Ida en nuestro distrito. Luché duro para asegurarme de que no se quedarán atrás, abogando directamente ante el presidente Biden, el gobernador Hochul y el alcalde De Blasio.

 

¡Estoy emocionado de compartir que la ciudad y el estado se han unido para asignar $27 millones de dólares hacia un fondo para los vecinos excluidos del alivio de FEMA! Agradezco al gobernador Hochul, al alcalde De Blasio y a sus equipos por trabajar juntos para garantizar que nadie que se enfrente a los escombros de las inundaciones se quede sin un salvavidas.

 

¡Me enorgullece defender a todos nuestros vecinos para garantizar que tengamos un distrito saludable y próspero!

 

 

En solidaridad,

Asambleísta Jessica González-Rojas

Servicios Comunitarios / Eventos

Recursos de la tormenta tropical Ida: Si usted es un inmigrante indocumentado y sufrió daños debido al huracán Ida, puede solicitar asistencia financiera llamando a la línea directa 1-800-566-7636. O puede llamar a nuestra oficina de distrito (718) 457-0384 para más información.

Recursos de la Tormenta Tropical Ida: Como respuesta al daño de Ida, aquí hay una lista de recursos para ayudar a navegar los daños potenciales causados por la tormenta.

Recolección de desechos electrónicos: ¡Nos estamos asociando con la Oficina de la Senadora Jessica Ramos para recolectar y eliminar sus desechos electrónicos! Los días de entrega son los lunes de 10 – 4 pm en nuestras oficinas localizadas 75-35 31 avenida, Cuarto #206B  y los miércoles de 10 – 4 pm en la Oficina de la Senadora Jessica Ramos.

 

Día de inscripción de donantes de órganos: Un día para inspirar a Nueva York a inscribirse para salvar vidas. Actualmente, Nueva York tiene una escasez de órganos donados, lo que significa que aquellos que necesitan trasplantes tienen tiempos de espera más largos para obtener la ayuda que necesitan. Podemos devolver la esperanza a quienes esperan al decir sí a la donación de órganos. Los hechos sobre salvar vidas: La donación de órganos a menudo es posible incluso con ciertas condiciones de salud; no hay límite de edad para ser donante de órganos: el donante de mayor edad en Nueva York tenía 93 años; el proceso de donación de órganos sigue pautas estrictas para garantizar la justicia y la equidad; debido a que la donación de órganos salva vidas, la mayoría de las religiones la celebran como un acto final de bondad; y registrarse como donante de órganos no cambia su atención médica. Los médicos y el personal médico están legalmente obligados a salvarle la vida.

 

Programa de Ayuda Económica de Dance/ NYC Dance Advancement Fund: Las prioridades de la subvención incluyen: los productores de danza presupuestarán entre $10,000 y $250,000 (recuerde que esto puede incluir el valor de artículos presupuestarios en especie); organizaciones / grupos dirigidos artísticamente o que crean trabajo de ALAANA y / o artistas que identifican mujeres y de género no conforme / no binario / genderqueer y transgénero y / o discapacitados y / o artistas inmigrantes; y bailarines que trabajan en responsabilidad e interdependencia con las comunidades locales. Para saber si es elegible, haga clic aquí. Puedes encontrar la aplicación aquí. Si tiene alguna pregunta, puede enviar un correo electrónico a danceadvancementfund@dance.nyc.

 

 

Grow NYC: Obtenga dólares de bono al usar SNAP / EBT y el Programa de nutrición del mercado de agricultores (FMNP) en un mercado verde de frutas y verduras frescas. Esta es una excelente manera de ahorrar dinero, llevar más alimentos frescos al hogar y apoyar a los agricultores locales. Para obtener más información, visite https://www.grownyc.org/greenmarket/ebt/howtouse

Homes and Community Renewal (HCR) lanzará el Programa de asistencia para propietarios de viviendas a principios de septiembre. Orientación del programa: Los usos elegibles apuntan principalmente a prevenir el incumplimiento de la hipoteca y / o la ejecución hipotecaria. Incluye atrasos de impuestos hipotecarios y de propiedad, condominio y tarifas de HOA. Los propietarios de viviendas deben demostrar un impacto de COVID que provocó la pérdida de ingresos o un aumento significativo de los gastos; El 60% de los fondos deben destinarse a hogares por debajo del 100% del AMI, y un objetivo del 40% del total de fondos.

Programa de Asistencia de Emergencia para Alquiler: El Programa de Asistencia de Emergencia para el Alquiler del Estado de Nueva York (ERAP) proporcionará un alivio económico significativo para ayudar a los hogares de ingresos bajos y moderados en riesgo de quedarse sin hogar o inestabilidad de la vivienda al proporcionar atrasos en el alquiler, asistencia temporal para el alquiler y asistencia para el pago de servicios públicos. Nuestra oficina está disponible para ayudarlo a completar la solicitud, pero primero deberá hacer una cita y asegurarse de tener todos sus documentos listos cuando ingrese. El número de nuestra oficina es 718-457-0384. Debido a problemas del sistema con el sitio web, la cita puede durar entre 45 minutos y 1 hora. Puede obtener más información sobre el programa y la descripción general de la aplicación aquí. Lista de Verificación de Documentos:

El Fondo de Trabajadores Excluidos comienza en agosto. Para obtener más información, haga clic aquí.

Congresista Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Si desea suscribirse para recibir el boletín de la Congresista, puede hacerlo aquí: https://ocasio-cortez.house.gov/contact/newsletter-subscribe.

 

 

 

Coronavirus

Nueva York

Total de personas probadas: 31,867,685

Total de pruebas positivas: 1,067,447

% Resultados positivos: 3.3%

 

Queens

Total de personas examinadas: 8,026,754

Total de pruebas positivas: 303,150

% De resultados positivos: 3.8%

 

 

Para obtener más información sobre los datos, haga clic aquí. Obtenga más información sobre los diferentes tipos de pruebas que puede obtener y dónde hacerlo aquí. Puede usar esta herramienta para encontrar sitios de prueba cerca de usted creados por la Iniciativa de Comunicación Científica de Jackson Heights, haga clic aquí. Ahora puede programar una cita con un médico de medicina de emergencia sobre cualquier problema de salud común que no sea de emergencia desde la seguridad y la comodidad de su hogar. Para obtener más información, haga clic aquí.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Las farmacias participantes ahora ofrecen una segunda vacuna COVID-19 a las personas que recibieron la primera vacuna en otro lugar. Las farmacias participantes son:

CVS (800-TIENDA-CVS), Walgreens (800-WALGREENS),and RiteAid (800-RITE-AID).

Autobuses móviles de vacunas de la Ciudad de Nueva York: Los autobuses de vacunas ofrecen las vacunas Johnson & Johnson en Queens. El calendario completo de ubicaciones móviles de vacunas se puede encontrar aquí. Las visitas sin cita son bienvenidas y también puede reservar con anticipación a través del sitio web de Vax4NYC aquí.

Transporte gratuito a las citas de vacunación para personas mayores: Las personas que pueden reservar una cita de vacunación y tienen 65 años o más, no pueden usar el transporte público o privado y no tienen a nadie que las lleve a su cita de vacunación pueden acceder a las opciones de transporte gratuitas que se proporcionan. por la ciudad de Nueva York: las personas que utilizan el transporte Access-a-Ride, proporcionado por Medicaid o por Medicare pueden programar viajes como lo harían normalmente; las personas que no usan Access-a-Ride, transporte provisto por Medicaid o provisto por Medicare, y son mayores de 65 años, están confinados en casa o tienen una discapacidad y requieren transporte en ambulette pueden programar un viaje gratis a su sitio de vacunación a través de Hunter (Ambulette): 718 -991-2211; y las personas de 65 años o más que no califiquen para ninguno de los servicios anteriores pueden programar un viaje en taxi gratuito a través de Curbed al 646-349-0289.

 

Continúa el programa de vacunación domiciliaria. Los neoyorquinos confinados a sus hogares interesados en recibir una vacuna en el hogar pueden inscribirse en nyc.gov/homebound o llamando al 1-877-VAX-4-NYC.

 

Difusión de vacunas

Los CDC lanzaron un conjunto de herramientas de vacunas con recursos para organizaciones comunitarias, que incluye folletos y gráficos para compartir, publicaciones en redes sociales y mucho más. Puedes encontrar más información aquí.

 

Incentivos de vacunas: para obtener más información, visite https://www1.nyc.gov/site/coronavirus/vaccines/vaccine-incentives.page

Bono por recomendación de vacuna: NYC ofrece un incentivo a las organizaciones comunitarias y religiosas para ayudar a que las personas se vacunen al otorgar $ 100 por cada recomendación por cada primera dosis en un sitio administrado por la ciudad. Cuando un individuo hace una cita con anticipación o es un acompañante, puede identificar qué organización comunitaria lo recomendó para que se vacunara. Una vez que reciben su primera dosis de la vacuna COVID-19, la organización de referencia recibirá un crédito de $100 después de que finalice el programa. Las organizaciones pueden ganar hasta $ 20,000 cada una. Las organizaciones interesadas pueden registrarse aquí.

 

Información sobre la tercera dosis de COVID-19

Si recibió la vacuna Pfizer: Las dosis de refuerzo de Pfizer ahora están disponibles para ciertos grupos de personas que recibieron la vacuna Pfizer hace al menos seis meses. Esos grupos son: personas de 65 años o más; personas mayores de 18 años con una condición médica subyacente; personas que tienen 18 años o más y viven en un hogar de ancianos u otro centro de atención a largo plazo; las personas que tienen 18 años o más tienen un mayor riesgo de exposición al COVID-19 debido a un entorno ocupacional (por ejemplo, trabajadores de la salud) o institucional (por ejemplo, personas que viven en refugios); los neoyorquinos elegibles pueden acceder a las vacunas de refuerzo a partir de hoy (24/9) y deberán dar fe de su elegibilidad; Además, no ha habido cambios en las pautas de agosto sobre terceras dosis para personas con afecciones subyacentes. Los adultos que recibieron la vacuna Pfizer hace al menos 28 días y están inmunodeprimidos de moderada a grave, aún son elegibles para una tercera dosis de la vacuna Pfizer, como parte de su serie de vacunación inicial. Los neoyorquinos elegibles pueden acceder a terceras dosis en toda la ciudad y deben dar fe de su elegibilidad.


Si recibió la vacuna Moderna: Las personas que recibieron Moderna no son elegibles para una vacuna de refuerzo en este momento; sin embargo, no ha habido cambios en las pautas de agosto sobre terceras dosis para personas con afecciones subyacentes. Los adultos que recibieron la vacuna Moderna hace al menos 28 días y están inmunodeprimidos de moderada a grave, todavía son elegibles para una tercera dosis de la vacuna Moderna, como parte de su serie de vacunación inicial. Los neoyorquinos elegibles pueden acceder a terceras dosis en toda la ciudad y deben dar fe de su elegibilidad.

 

Si recibió la vacuna Johnson & Johnson: Las personas que recibieron la vacuna J&J no son elegibles para recibir dosis adicionales de la vacuna en este momento.

 

Línea de acceso e información sobre discapacidades de salud y servicios humanos: Servicios de salud y humanos de EE. UU. (HHS) anunció el lanzamiento de una línea directa nacional única en su tipo para conectar a las personas con discapacidades con información y servicios para mejorar el acceso a las vacunas COVID-19. La Línea de Acceso e Información sobre Discapacidades (DIAL, por sus siglas en inglés) recientemente establecida ahora está disponible para ayudar a las personas con discapacidades a encontrar lugares de vacunación en sus comunidades, ayudar a las personas que llaman a programar citas de vacunación y conectar a las personas que llaman con servicios locales, como transporte accesible, para superar las barreras a la vacunación. La línea directa también puede proporcionar información y recursos para responder preguntas y abordar inquietudes sobre las vacunas y puede conectar a las personas que llaman con información y servicios que promueven la vida independiente y abordan necesidades fundamentales, como alimentos, vivienda y transporte. Obtenga más información aquí o llame al 888-677-1199 de 9:00 a. M. A 8:00 p. M., hora del este

 

NYC Test & Trace Corps es una iniciativa de salud pública para combatir la amenaza del COVID-19. The Corps es un grupo de médicos, profesionales de la salud pública y defensores de la comunidad que trabajan para revertir el brote de COVID-19 y proteger nuestra ciudad. Ellos se asegurará de que cualquier persona que dé positivo por COVID-19 y sus contactos cercanos tengan los recursos necesarios para separarse de manera segura en un hotel, sin cargo o en casa para ayudar a prevenir la propagación del virus. NYC Test & Trace Corps Contact Tracers puede consultar el programa del hotel o cualquiera puede llamar al 1-212-COVID19 (212-268-4319) para reservar una habitación. Puedes aprender más visitando esta página.

 

Paquete de atención: NYC Test & Trace Corps proporcionará paquetes de atención (en la foto a continuación) a los neoyorquinos y a sus contactos que hayan dado positivo en la prueba de COVID-19. Para obtener más información, visite esta página.

Test & Trace Corps anuncia socios con Wag!: Paseos de perros gratis y otros servicios de entrega de mascotas para garantizar que los neoyorquinos puedan permanecer separados de manera segura en un hotel o en casa. Para obtener más información, haga clic aquí.


NYC Cares es un programa de servicios médicos gratuito o de bajo costo ofrecido por NYC Health & Hospitals a los neoyorquinos que no califican para un seguro médico. Obtenga más información sobre el programa aquí.

 

Reembolso por funeral de COVID-19 de FEMA: FEMA proporcionará asistencia financiera a las personas con gastos de funeral relacionados con COVID. A partir del 12 de abril de 2021, las solicitudes se aceptarán a través de una Línea de Asistencia Funeraria COVID-19 dedicada al 844-684-6333 (TTY: 800-462-7585). Se requerirán ciertos documentos de elegibilidad, incluida una certificación oficial de defunción y documentos relacionados con los gastos del funeral. Para ser elegible para la asistencia funeraria de FEMA, se deben cumplir las siguientes condiciones:

  • La muerte debe haber ocurrido en los Estados Unidos, incluidos los territorios estadounidenses y el Distrito de Columbia.

  • El certificado de defunción debe indicar que la muerte se atribuyó a COVID-19.

  • El solicitante debe ser ciudadano estadounidense, ciudadano no ciudadano o cumplir con la definición federal de “extranjero calificado”.

  • No se toma en consideración el estado de ciudadanía de la persona fallecida.

Puede obtener más información aquí.

Empleo

A partir del 18 de enero, el estado de Nueva York cambió la forma en que se determinan los beneficios por desempleo parcial para los trabajadores a tiempo parcial. Los beneficios ahora se basarán en la cantidad de horas que haya trabajado en una semana que en la cantidad de días que trabaja. Para obtener más información o saber cómo presentar una reclamación parcial, visite esta página. Si usted es un trabajador con COVID-19 o si se ha encontrado con alguien con COVID-19, puede obtener una licencia por enfermedad con goce de sueldo independientemente de su estado migratorio. Puedes aprender más sobre esto aquí.

 

Algunos empleadores en el estado de Nueva York ahora deben proporcionar al menos cinco días de licencia por enfermedad remunerada y protegida en el trabajo a los empleados que necesitan tomar una licencia porque están bajo una orden de cuarentena o aislamiento obligatorio o de precaución debido al COVID-19. La cantidad de licencia por enfermedad pagada que debe proporcionar un empleador depende del número de empleados que tenga y del ingreso anual neto del empleador. Si su empleador no proporciona la licencia por enfermedad paga requerida, puede presentar una queja ante el Departamento de Trabajo del Estado de Nueva York aquí.

Actualización del Departamento de Trabajo: el 5 de septiembre de 2021, varios programas federales de beneficios por desempleo expirarán en todo el país, de acuerdo con la ley federal. Los programas de beneficios federales que expirarán son Asistencia por desempleo pandémico (PUA), Compensación por desempleo de emergencia pandémica (PEUC), Beneficios extendidos (EB) y Compensación por desempleo pandémico federal de $300 (FPUC). Los beneficios del seguro de desempleo del Departamento de Trabajo del Estado de Nueva York se seguirán pagando a los reclamantes elegibles aunque estos cuatro programas federales estén finalizando. Para ser considerado elegible para el seguro de desempleo después del 5 de septiembre de 2021, un reclamante debería estar desempleado Y estar en las primeras 26 semanas (o 104 días efectivos) de beneficios. Los reclamantes pueden encontrar los días efectivos que les quedan para los beneficios del UI en su Historial de pagos en línea. Debido a que la FPUC está terminando, cualquier semana en que un reclamante sea elegible para recibir beneficios del seguro de desempleo después del 5 de septiembre de 2021, ya no incluirá los $ 300 adicionales. Los reclamantes serán contactados a través de correos electrónicos y mensajes de texto para informarles en qué programa se encuentran actualmente y si serán elegibles para continuar recibiendo beneficios después de la fecha de vencimiento del beneficio federal.

 

Pequeños Negocios

Los pequeños negocios son la columna de la economía de Nueva York y la Mayoría en la Asamblea está comprometida a proveer ayuda importante para una reconstrucción más firme. Para más información sobre el programa de subvenciones que creamos en el presupuesto estatal, visite el sitio Web: nysmallbusinessrecovery.com.

Programa de Recuperación de Reducción de Intereses y Multas de la Ciudad de Nueva York: Permitirá que las personas y las empresas soliciten un descuento de hasta el 75% en multas morosas emitidas por agencias de la ciudad, incluidos los departamentos de Saneamiento, Bomberos y Edificios. El programa temporal comenzó el lunes 20 de septiembre y finaliza el lunes 20 de diciembre. Para solicitar o ver si su multa es elegible, visite www.nyc.gov/mysummons

Corporación de Desarrollo Económico de Queens (QEDC): Conozca los requisitos de elegibilidad, los gastos elegibles, los requisitos de documentación y el proceso de solicitud de la subvención. Actualmente hay una grabación disponible en su biblioteca de videos, pueder obtener acceso aquí. QEDC también tiene un Espacio para Emprendedores, que es una incubadora de alimentos y negocios ubicada en Long Island City. Allí pueden proporcionar un hogar a empresas y organizaciones emergentes que buscan una cocina comercial, pequeñas oficinas o aulas, todo disponible a un costo razonable. Para obtener más información sobre el Espacio Emprendedor, haga clic aquí. Para obtener más información sobre los programas que ofrece QEDC, haga clic aquí.

Consulte la Guía de reapertura de negocios de NYC y la Guía de reapertura de restaurantes de NYC para saber cuándo y cómo puede reabrir de manera segura su negocio considerado no esencial. Si tiene alguna pregunta, puede llamar a nuestra línea directa: 888-SBS-4NYC (888-727-4692). También puede visitar esta página y buscar “Guías de reapertura” para inscribirse en un próximo seminario web para conocer los requisitos estatales, las recomendaciones y los recursos disponibles para ayudar a las empresas a reabrir en la ciudad de Nueva York.

 

Cubiertas faciales gratuitas para pequeñas empresas y sus empleados: Si es una pequeña empresa con menos de 100 empleados que buscan asegurar cubiertas faciales gratuitas para sus empleados, busque un socio de distribución cerca de usted. Obtenga más información y busque un socio de distribución.

 

Si desea comprar máscaras y otros equipos de protección personal (PPE) no médicos: La Ciudad ha compilado una lista de fabricantes y proveedores de PPE no médicos. Estas

empresas no están respaldadas por la ciudad de Nueva York. Para saber más de las listas de mercados, puede visitar esta página.


Si es dueño de un restaurante o bar, puede calificar para el Fondo de Recuperación de Restaurantes del Estado de Nueva York. El fondo puede proporcionar reembolsos de hasta  $5000 por cualquier equipo o mejora realizada en su negocio para cumplir con los protocolos COVID-19. Para obtener más información, visite esta página. Existen otros programas de préstamos y asistencia para los que, como propietario de una pequeña empresa, puede calificar. Para obtener más información, visite esta página.Para obtener más información sobre cómo hacer crecer su negocio y qué recursos puede utilizar, visite esta página.

 

Asesoramiento Financiero: Los centros de empoderamiento financiero de la ciudad de Nueva York brindarán apoyo financiero, asesoramiento y asesoramiento individualizados y gratuitos a quienes lo necesiten. Para obtener más información, haga clic aquí.

Licenciatarios de TLC: La Comisión de Taxis y Limusinas de la Ciudad de Nueva York (TLC) brinda asesoramiento financiero, servicios legales y otros recursos como seguro médico, recursos de salud mental y más. Para obtener más información, puede visitar esta página.

Los Centros de Desarrollo de Pequeñas Empresas de Nueva York (SBDC) organizarán talleres para apoyar los esfuerzos tanto de los empresarios que buscan lanzar nuevos negocios como de los propietarios de pequeñas empresas establecidas que planean con anticipación para el próximo año. Por primera vez desde el inicio de la pandemia, organizarán talleres en persona además de sus seminarios web en línea y todos son gratuitos para los neoyorquinos. Para obtener una lista de ubicaciones y temas, haga clic aquí.

Prueba de vacunación para actividades en interiores (clave para Nueva York): a partir del 17 de agosto, las personas mayores de 12 años deberán mostrar prueba de que han recibido al menos una dosis de una vacuna COVID-19 autorizada para uso de emergencia por la FDA o la OMS para: interiores comedor, gimnasio interior y entretenimiento interior. Este nuevo requisito, llamado Key to NYC, incluye bares, gimnasios, cines y teatros, museos y otros lugares bajo techo. Para obtener más información, puede hacer clic aquí.

Préstamo con 0% de interés para escaparates de ingresos bajos a moderados (LMI): Solicite hoy el Programa de préstamos para escaparates de NYC LMI, un préstamo con interés del 0% para empresas en áreas de ingresos bajos a moderados (LMI) de la ciudad. Puede ver qué ubicaciones son elegibles aquí.

La Vivienda

Recursos de mitigación para propietarios de viviendas que pueden reducir los daños potenciales en tormentas futuras: Para obtener una guía para propietarios de viviendas sobre reacondicionamiento, haga clic aquí. Para obtener una guía de adaptación eólica para edificios residenciales, haga clic aquí. Para obtener información sobre seguros, haga clic aquí.

Eviction and Foreclosure Moratorium Extensión: Innumerables neoyorquinos están luchando contra los impactos económicos del COVID-19 y es fundamental que sigamos asegurándonos de que nadie se vea obligado a salir de su hogar durante una pandemia. La Mayoría de la Asamblea extendió las protecciones de desalojo y ejecución hipotecaria para inquilinos, propietarios de viviendas, pequeñas empresas y propietarios hasta el 31 de agosto de 2021.

Landlord Relief Legislation: La Mayoría de la Asamblea entiende que COVID-19 ha impactado especialmente a los pequeños propietarios y luchó para asegurar que obtengan el alivio que necesitan y merecen. La mayoría aprobó una legislación para garantizar que los propietarios califiquen para recibir $100 millones en fondos para ayudar a pagar el alquiler atrasado.

La Ley de Prevención de Ejecuciones Hipotecarias y Desalojos de Emergencia COVID-19 previene los procedimientos de desalojo y ejecuciones hipotecarias relacionados con la pandemia COVID-19 durante 60 días para brindarles a los inquilinos y propietarios la oportunidad de presentar una declaración de dificultades. Puede encontrar más información sobre la Ley de prevención de desalojos y ejecuciones hipotecarias y el formulario de dificultades aquí.

 

El martes 16 de febrero, la administración de Biden anunció un alivio adicional para los propietarios que luchan con los pagos. Las acciones incluyen:

  • Extender una moratoria sobre ejecuciones hipotecarias hasta el 30 de junio;

  • Extender un período de inscripción para solicitudes de indulgencia de pago de hipoteca hasta el 30 de junio; y

  • Proporcionar hasta seis meses de indulgencia de pago hipotecario adicional para los prestatarios que ingresaron el 30 de junio o antes.

La moratoria actual estaba programada para expirar el 28 de febrero de 2021. Puede encontrar más información aquí.

The Right to Counsel NYC Coalition, Housing Justice for All y JustFix.nyc han lanzado un sitio web en www.evictionfreeny.org para ayudar a los inquilinos a enviar sus formularios de declaración de dificultades en línea. EvictionFreeNY.org proporciona un formato accesible y fácil de usar que permite a los inquilinos conocer y aprovechar las protecciones temporales proporcionadas por la ley del estado de Nueva York. La provisión de esta información sobre estos esfuerzos es solo para fines informativos y no representa un respaldo por parte de la Ciudad de Nueva York.

 

Si enfrenta discriminación en la vivienda, sepa que tiene derechos y está protegido. Visite el sitio web aquí para presentar una queja oficial. También puede llamar al número para registrar su problema.

 

La vivienda justa es un derecho si se enfrenta a alguna de las infracciones enumeradas, presente una queja ante el Departamento de Estado (518-474-4429) y la División de Derechos Humanos (844-862-8703).

 

NYC Housing Connect: Existe un sistema de lotería para viviendas asequibles. Para postularse y obtener más información, visite las preguntas frecuentes del sitio web aquí.

 

Servicio telefónico / inalámbrico con descuento a través de Lifeline: Lifeline es un programa federal que ofrece un descuento mensual a clientes calificados de bajos ingresos. El descuento Lifeline se puede aplicar al servicio telefónico residencial (línea fija o cable) o al servicio inalámbrico, y está disponible solo para una línea por hogar. La FCC ha facilitado temporalmente los requisitos de documentación para aquellos que buscan calificar para el programa Lifeline en función de sus ingresos. Puedes encontrar más información aquí.

 

Programa de Intervención de Servicios de Emergencia (EUIP): Los beneficiarios de los beneficios de servicios sociales son elegibles para el programa de reducción de tarifas de servicios públicos de National Grid y Con Edison. En noviembre, la Administración de Recursos Humanos completó su igualación final de la tasa de bajos ingresos para el año del programa 2020 para la reducción de la tarifa de servicios públicos para los clientes que reciben beneficios de servicios sociales. Los clientes de la Administración de Recursos Humanos con cuentas de servicios públicos se inscribieron automáticamente y se les brindó la oportunidad de optar por no participar en el programa si así lo deseaban. La inscripción está en curso y los clientes de la Administración de Recursos Humanos que no se inscribieron automáticamente pueden participar comunicándose con su compañía de servicios públicos para inscribirse. Los clientes pueden comunicarse con Con Edison al 1-800-75-CONED (1-800-752-6633) para inscribirse por teléfono o por correo electrónico a lowincomerate@coned.com. Con Edison proporcionará más instrucciones sobre los requisitos de inscripción. Si tiene preguntas, los clientes deben comunicarse con el programa de Intervención de Emergencias en Servicios Públicos al 212-331-4120 o por correo electrónico a EUIP@hra.nyc.gov.

 

Exención para propietarios de viviendas para personas mayores (SCHE) y exención para propietarios de viviendas discapacitados (DHE): debido a una nueva ley aprobada en respuesta a COVID-19, la mayoría de los beneficiarios actuales de SCHE y DHE no están obligados a renovar sus beneficios este año.

 

El Departamento de Finanzas de la Ciudad de Nueva York (DOF) enviará por correo a los propietarios de viviendas una carta de renovación si es necesario tomar alguna medida antes

de la fecha límite de renovación del 15 de marzo; de lo contrario, el beneficio se renovará automáticamente a su nivel actual.

 

Tenga en cuenta que las solicitudes de renovación aún son necesarias en el caso de:

  • Cambios en la residencia principal del destinatario

  • La incorporación de otro propietario a la escritura

  • La transferencia de la propiedad a un nuevo propietario

 

Además, si los ingresos de una persona disminuyen en 2020, tienen la opción de enviar una solicitud de renovación para que el DOF pueda determinar la elegibilidad para un beneficio mayor. Los propietarios que tengan preguntas deben comunicarse con www.nyc.gov/contactpropexemptions.

Para aquellos que aún no son beneficiarios de SCHE o DHE, la fecha límite para las solicitudes iniciales es el 15 de marzo de 2021. Las instrucciones para la solicitud se pueden encontrar

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