Community Resources

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Emergency Food Assistance

For urgent food and hunger needs, call the Emergency Food Hotline at 866-888-8777 or 311. You’ll be provided with hours of operation and directions to the nearest food pantries and community kitchens.

Apply for SNAP Benefits

Find help in NYC with food, money, housing, work and more on ACCESS NYC Website:

Homebase: Homelessness Prevention Network

Homebase is a homelessness prevention network with 26 locations across NYC’s five boroughs. If you’re at risk of homelessness, you can get services through Homebase to help with a housing crisis and support housing stability.

  • Homebase will help you develop a personalized plan to overcome an immediate housing crisis and achieve housing stability.

  • You do not have to wait until you are in housing court to seek help from Homebase.

  • Homebase can help a wide range of services, including:

    • Services to prevent eviction

    • Help getting public benefits

    • Emergency rental assistance

    • Education and job placement assistance

    • Financial counseling and money management

    • Help moving

    • Short-term financial assistance

COVID Rent Relief Extension Program

The COVID Rent Relief Extension Program will provide eligible households with a one-time rental subsidy that will be sent directly to the household’s landlord. Applicants will not need to repay this assistance. The Covid Rent Relief Extension Program is not first come, first served. Applications will be accepted throughout the application period. HCR will prioritize eligible households with “greatest economic and social need."

New application period will be open Friday, Dec. 18 through Monday, Feb. 1, 2021.

Emergency Rental Assistance Grants (ONE-SHOT DEALS)

A request for emergency assistance to meet an urgent need of low-income New Yorkers. This assistance can be used to cover a number of situations. One of the most common uses of the one-shot deal is for rental assistance to prevent or forestall an eviction.

Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP)

Resources to Avoid Eviction - Tenant Resource Portal

The Tenant Resource Portal is a website to help residential renters avoid eviction and remain in their homes. The online portal directs you to resources based on your situation.

By answering some questions about your unique circumstances, you’ll be directed to the most relevant resources, such as help navigating an illegal lockout or eviction.

For legal assistance on housing issues, call 311 and say “Tenant Helpline.”

If you are facing an eviction case, you can receive free legal assistance through HRA’s Office of Civil Justice and the City’s “right-to-counsel” law.

If appropriate, specialists can set up a mediation session between you and your landlord outside of Housing Court to resolve issues like unpaid rent, lease concerns, or move outs.

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No cost or low-cost healthcare access

NYC Care is a health care program that gives you access to your own doctor and services at little or no cost. The program provides services at NYC Health + Hospitals locations citywide. It is available to all New Yorkers who do not qualify for or cannot afford health insurance.


  • You will receive affordable health care regardless of your immigration status or ability to pay.

  • Pay based on what you can afford. Discounted fees are based on your family size and income and start at $0.

  • Choose your own primary care provider who will help you avoid getting sick and connect you with other services you need to stay healthy.

  • Receive preventive care like vaccinations, routine screenings, tests like the COVID-19 test, and mammograms to stay healthy.

  • Get mental health support and substance abuse services.

  • Get access to low-cost prescription medications day or night.

  • You can get your first appointment within two weeks or less.

  • There are no membership fees, monthly fees, or premiums.

  • You will no longer need to rely on the emergency room to receive the care you need.

To be eligible for NYC Care, you must:

Have lived in New York City for the last six months or longer

Not qualify for any health insurance plan available in New York State

Not be able to afford health insurance based on government guidelines

To find out if you are eligible, call 646-NYC-CARE (646-692-2273)

NY State Health Insurance Enrollment

You and your family have many low cost, quality health insurance options available through the Individual Marketplace.

You can quickly compare health plan options and apply for assistance that could lower the cost of your health coverage. You may also qualify for health care coverage from Medicaid or Child Health Plus through the Marketplace.

What you need to know in order to enroll:

  • Citizenship/Immigration documents indicating your lawful immigration status

  • Social Security Number(s)

  • Date of birth for everyone applying in household

  • Current Employment Information

  • Household income

GetCovered NYC (Open Enrollment ends on 1/31/21)


Complete this form if you need assistance with enrollment through the ACA (ObamaCare).

You can also call 311 or text CoveredNYC (SeguroNYC en Español) to 877877 to be connected to a GetCoveredNYC Specialist.

Falcon Health Center

Falcon Health Center at The High School of Fashion Industries is OPEN!

The Institutes mission is to provide affordable healthcare, for all who need it, regardless of their ability to pay and immigration status. We accept Medicaid and most private insurance plans. No insurance? No problem, we can help. Call us today. No one is turned away!

Services Offered:

  • Primary Care

  • Physical Exams

  • Vaccines (including Flu Shots)

  • Mental Health Counseling

  • Asthma Care

  • Medication and Prescriptions

  • Insurance Enrollment

  • Diabetes Care

  • Reproductive Health Care

Phone Number: (646) 670-7158