Help Now NYC

Help Now NYC is a hub for New Yorkers to give and get help during the COVID-19 outbreak. This hub provides the following resources and more:

Give Help

Get Help

  • Employment
    • Register for Unemployment Insurance benefits
    • Find employment through the Virtual Workforce1 Career Center
    • Navigate new workplace laws
  • Benefits
    • Determine eligibility for over 30 economic programs and opportunities including COVID-19-specific resources on ACCESSNY
    • Apply for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
    • Apply for Cash Assistance
    • Apply for Medicaid
    • Apply for the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP)
  • Seniors
    • Seniors ages 60+ who may have disabilities, access, or functional needs can have meals delivered to them by NYC Department for the aging
    • Information on Medicare MSP, LIS, and other Medicare low-income programs
    • Those caring for someone 60 or older can access caregiver support information
  • Food security
    • Find food pantries with "grab and go" meals
    • Non-Profit food rescue resources
  • NYCHA residents
    • Those who experience a loss of income may qualify for a rent reduction
    • Households that have experienced a complete income loss may qualify for the Zero Income Policy
  • Mental health
    • Reach out to NYC Well for mental health counseling and referrals
  • Education
    • Assistance with remote learning devices
    • Resources for early childhood learning
  • Assistance for healthcare facilities
  • Assistance for small businesses
    • NYC Employee Retention Grant Program
    • NYC Small Business Continuity Loan Fund
  • Assistance for non-profit organizations
    • Safety guidance
    • Business continuity resources