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Free food is available at pantries and food kitchens near you.
Get free breakfast or lunch at schools, community pool centers, parks, and food trucks during the summer until September 2, 2022.
Find additional food programs on ACCESS NYC.
Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP)
Households with children in a NYC public school are eligible for the discount. You may also be eligible if you make below a certain income or receive public benefits like WIC, SNAP, or Medicaid.
FREE Covid-19 Tests
There are currently high transmission levels of COVID-19 throughout the city.
Avoid serious symptoms and a trip to the hospital. DOHMH has a list of steps you can take to stop the spread and get necessary treatment.
Get up to a maximum of 3 orders of free at-home COVID-19 tests from the federal government.
Apply immediately if you are behind on rent and at risk of eviction.
You are not guaranteed to receive rental assistance. After you submit an ERAP application, however, you may be protected from eviction for not being able to pay rent during the pandemic.
Child Tax Credit
You can still file a 2021 tax return to claim the Child Tax Credit worth up to $3,600 for every child that you have. You might be able to claim CTC even if you do not normally file taxes. Fill out a simple tax return from the IRS on GetCTC.org
You and your family may be eligible for money to buy groceries. SNAP benefits, also known as food stamps, come on a debit card that you can use at many grocery stores.
Visit a food pantry or soup kitchen near you. Free food is available to New Yorkers that need it.
TXT-2-WORK is a service that sends you text messages with new job openings. Many pay above $10 per hour and are in sectors such as security, retail, nonprofit administration, and healthcare.
NYC residents and HRA clients receiving assistance including temporary cash, SNAP, or housing assistance can sign up for TXT-2-WORK.
Homebase can help you stay in your home if you’re at risk of eviction or homelessness.
Services are offered by trusted legal service providers at community-based organizations, hospitals, and schools.