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COVID-19 Resource Guide

The health, safety, well-being and dignity of the Settlement Housing Fund community is of utmost importance to us as we collectively work to slow the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) during this extraordinarily challenging time. NYC will face many restrictions over the next several months. Our team is working diligently to ensure that our communities’ needs are met, especially the most vulnerable. Our goal is to provide timely and relevant information and resources to NYC Residents. We recommend that you text “COVID” or “COVIDESP” (Spanish) to 692-692 for NYC updates and information. This page will be updated regularly. 


Rental and Cash Assistance - NYC Human Resource Administration

Access to Benefits Helpline - Legal Aid Society - 888-663-6880


Application for Suspension of Debt Collection Activity - NY Attorney General

Federal Student Loan Forbearance - Federal Student Aid

Tips and Resources for Consumers (and Students)- City Bar Justice Center


COVID-19 Resources for People with Disabilities - Mayor’s Office of People with Disabilities


In-Home Services - NYC Department for the Aging

NYC Food Delivery Assistance

Free Food Delivery for the Elderly, Disabled, Immunocompromised - Invisible Hands


Worker Protection FAQ - NYC Department of Consumer and Worker Protection

Unemployment Assistance - New York State Department of Labor

Paid Leave for COVID-19 - New York State Paid Family Leave


SNAP (Food Stamps) Application - NYC Human Resources Administration

Guide to Free Meals - NYC Department of Education

(NYC) Neighborhood Guides to Food and Assistance - Hunger Free America

Pickup Locations for Free Meals - World Central Kitchen

Food Pantries -

Free Fruits and Vegetables - City Harvest

Soup Kitchens and Food Pantries - Food Bank for NYC

Free Reservation App for Food Pantries - Plentiful

NYC Food Delivery Assistance

Free Food Delivery for the Elderly, Disabled, Immunocompromised - Invisible Hands


New York State Novel Coronavirus Helpline: 1-888-364-3065

New York State COVID-19 Emotional Support Hotline - 1-844-863-9314

NYC Health + Hospitals: 1-844-692-4692

NYC Department of Health COVID-19 site

Special Enrollment Period for Uninsured Individuals ends May 15 (undocumented individuals are eligible for emergency health services through the marketplace) - nystateofhealth

Health Insurance Assistance - GetCoveredNYC

Confidential Mental Health Support - NYC Well

COVID-19 At-Home Mental Health Resource List

Access to Free Meditations, Mental Health Providers and Comprehensive Guides and Resources on Managing Anxiety -

Phone Therapy Sessions (East New York, Bushwick, South Bronx) - New York Psychotherapy and Counseling Center

Free Guided Meditation App - InsightTimer


Eviction Moratorium FAQ - NYC Right to Counsel 

Tenants’ Rights for Tenants with COVID-19 or Under Home-Quarantine - NYC Mayor’s Office to Protect Tenants

Tips and Resources for Homeowners and Renters - City Bar Justice Center

Mortgage Forbearance/Relief - New York State Department of Financial Services 

Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) - NYC Human Resources Administration


All New York immigration court non-detained hearings between now and May 1, 2020 are postponed and you should not appear. New hearing dates should be sent to you.

All New York immigration court detained cases are postponed as of March 24, 2020, but that may change day by day. Check the court’s Twitter feed @DOJ_EOIR for updates.

For both detained and non-detained cases, you can call the immigration court’s automated system at 800-898-7180 and enter your 9-digit alien registration number (“A number”) to find out if your case has been rescheduled.

All check-ins with ICE between now and April 15th are suspended. Check the ICE Twitter feed @ICEgov for updates. New check-in dates should be mailed to you.


NYC Domestic Violence Hotline - 800-621-4673


NYC Food Delivery Driver Portal - NYC Taxi & Limousine Commission


COVID-19 Resource Guide – LawHelpNY


Free Internet for 60 days (installation fees waived) through Spectrum for those with school aged children - Call 844-488-8395

Remote Learning Device Request - NYC Department of Education

NYC Department of Education Coronavirus Updates

NYC Department of Health COVID-19 FAQ for Parents and Caregivers of Pre-School and School-Age Children

Learn at Home - NYC Department of Education

Supplemental Remote Learning Resources: Early Childhood Learning

Supplemental Remote Learning Resources: Discover From Home (i.e., online museums)

Supplemental Remote Learning: Academic Subjects

Free Streaming of Audio Books for Young Listeners - Audible

Education companies offering free subscriptions due to school closings


Assistance & Guidance for Businesses Impacted Due to Novel Coronavirus (i.e., NYC Employee Retention Grant Program - For those with 5 or fewer employees & NYC Small Business Continuity Fund - For those with fewer than 100 employees)  - NYC Small Business Services

Resources and Aid for Small Businesses - City Bar Justice Center

Business Continuity During COVID-19 - NYC Nonprofits 


Coronavirus Tax Relief (Tax Filing Deadline Extended to July 15, 2020) – IRS


COVID-19 Volunteer Opportunities - NYC Service


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