News and Upcoming Events
NEWS ABOUT IMPORTANT BENEFITS FOR FAMILIES
Emergency Rental Assistance
Please share with families that New York State is accepting applications for the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP). The program helps with rent arrears (owed back rent). Undocumented families are eligible to apply.
Call Center: 844-NY1-RENT (844-691-7368)
Child Tax Credit
Starting July 15, 2021, payments will automatically be made monthly from the IRS if families have filed taxes for tax year 2020 or tax year 2019. If families did not file, they can:
- File their 2020 tax return for free if they earned $68,000 or less in NYC by contacting NYS Free Tax Prep, or made $57,000 or less in NYS by contacting a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance site.
- If they aren't required to file a tax return, use the Child Tax Credit Non-filer Sign-up Tool to provide info to the IRS for advance cash payments.
This FCC program provides a temporary discount on monthly broadband (internet) bills for qualifying low-income households.
Eligible households can receive up to $50/mo + 1-time device discount.