Income Support

New Yorkers can receive income support and cash assistance if the coronavirus pandemic has affected their ability to live or afford rent. Resources are available for families and small businesses as well.

Economic Impact Payment Aid

Some U.S. taxpayers may need to provide their information by October 15 if they have not received their stimulus checks yet. This free IRS tool allows you to enter your information into the IRS Non-Filers Tool and can help ensure payment if filed by October 15, 2020.

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Guide

This guide is free and contains step-by-step information for direct service and community organizations frontline staff.

NYC Small Businesses: Free Masks

AS NYC reopens, if small businesses need face coverings for employees, NYC Small Business Services and NYC Consumer and Worker Protections are distributing 2 million face masks to business owners and their employees. Distribution partners are only able to provide 5 masks per employee.

Health and Hospitals is Hiring Non-Medical Staff Right Now

Health + Hospitals is hiring 500 non-clinical staff to help with patient transport, clerical work, and cleaning. No medical background is required and hiring will be expanded to thousands soon.

Apply for Training in the Healthcare Field

NYC SBS and Workforce1 have partnered together to offer no-cost training programs that prepare New Yorkers for jobs in the healthcare field. This program is currently looking for home health aides and will provide free training to those who qualify.

Federal Income Tax Refund Information for Families

Taxpayers who paper filed their Federal Income taxes in March have not received their refunds due to Covid-19 shelter in. The Internal Revenue Service is encouraging electronic options to support social distancing and speed the processing of tax returns, refunds, and payments. See more information and receive help.

Receiving IRS Economic Impact Payments

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation economic impact payment information.

Impact Funding

The NYC Civic Impact Funding will support nonprofit and community-based organization efforts to engage volunteers who help deliver essential services to residents throughout the COVID-19 crisis.

IRS Direct Payment Status

Check the status of and track your pandemic direct payment from the IRS with this tool.

Law Help NY

Law Help NY provides connections to remote legal services for a variety of needs.

Unemployment Insurance Claim Support

Step-by-step instruction on how to file a unemployment insurance claim application.

Legal Services NYC

Protections for consumer rights have been put in place in regards to utilities, data charges on cell phone, ATM fees, delays in credit card payments, price gouging, and more.

Aunt Bertha Benefits and Services

Search for free or reduced cost services across food, medical care, and a range of services

Assistance with SBA Loans with Columbia University

Offering free assistance to small business owners (<15 employees), taxi-drivers and sole proprietors can also apply, who are trying to apply to the SBA PPP loans. Email:

Unemployment Insurance

New online application system for unemployment insurance.

IRS Direct Payments

Individual cash payments up to $1200 for individuals and $2400 for married, $500 supplement per child.

RAISE Grants to Undocumented Individuals

Mini grants of $200 offered to undocumented community members and families. Intended to support undocumented workers who don’t qualify for federal relief.

Benefits Plus

Explanation on Housing Court, Gaining SNAP/WIC benefits, Social Security & Health insurance. Call (800) 268-7869


Families may be eligible for an emergency cash grant or other assistance to meet certain special needs. This includes housing support, utilities, moving, and other services.

National Domestic Workers Alliance Fund

Support for domestic workers who need financial coverage to stay home.

Workforce 1

Virtual help preparing for and connecting to jobs with interview prep and free training.

US Small Business Association

Loans available to small business owners to keep their workforce employed. For businesses smaller than 500 employees, and for sole proprietors.

COVID-19 & Freelance Artists

Aggregated list of resources and support funds available for freelance artists who have had gigs cancelled, support for moving services online, and more.

US Department of Education

Federal student loan borrowers are automatically having monthly loan interest payments stopped.

Hebrew Free Loan Society

Hebrew Free Loan Society is offering interest-free loans of up to $5,000 for qualifying income New Yorkers facing financial challenges.

Remote Work Opportunities

Document listing 100+ companies hiring for remote work technical jobs and Food Delivery Driver Portal for opportunities to register as a delivery driver.


NYCHA is hiring temporary workers to assist with maintenance at properties throughout the city at a rate of $15/hour. Contact NYCHA: (718) 707-7771

Single Stop

Singlestop website can connect you with assistance with food, healthcare, legal, immigration, housing, money, work, and education; and also facilitates free tax-filing


Facebook is offering $100M in cash grants and ad credits to small businesses.

NYC Financial Empowerment Center

Free one-on-one professional, financial counseling and coaching.

Restaurant Workers’ Community Foundation

Restaurant workers or small business owners may qualify for support funds. Email:

Benefits Eligibility Screening

Residents can screen and determine eligibility for over 30+ City, State, and Federal level benefits in minutes.If your work schedule was reduced as a result of the Coronavirus and you are unable to pay your rent, you can apply for a Cash Assistance special grant request. Call to learn how to apply: 718-557-1399

Emergency Cash Grants

Families may be eligible for an emergency cash grant or other assistance to meet certain special needs. This includes housing arrears, utilities, moving, and other services.

Small Business Services

Businesses with fewer than 100 employees who have seen sales decreases of 25% or more will be eligible for zero interest loans of up to $75,000 to help mitigate losses in profit. The City is also offering small businesses with fewer than 5 employees a grant to cover 40% of payroll costs for two months to help retain employees.

Unemployment Insurance

New York State is waiving the 7-Day waiting period for Unemployment Insurance benefits for people who are out of work due to Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Benefits Enrollment

New Yorkers can apply for SNAP, and now Cash Assistance benefits online with Access NYC.

State Suspension of Debt Collection

Until at least April 17th, state medical and student debt owed to the state will not be collected.

Tax Filing

The IRS tax filing deadline has been postponed until July 15.

Paid Sick Leave

For COVID-19 related reasons, employees receive up to 80 hours of paid sick leave and expanded paid child care leave when employees’ children’s schools are closed or child care providers are unavailable.