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City Hall’s master list of resources (updated 3/25)

City Hall is sending this out each night and I will post the most current version here.
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(3/25/2020)

Dear New Yorker,

Estimado Neoyorquino,

親愛的紐約市民,

As you are aware, the City is currently responding to the novel coronavirus, and we want to make sure that you are provided with the most up-to-date information.

Cómo ya sabe, la Ciudad de Nueva York está respondiendo al brote del coronavirus, y queremos asegurarnos que reciba información actualizada.

如您所知, 紐約市目前正在應對新冠病毒, 我們會確保向您提供最新的消息。

For the latest information from Department of Health: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/doh/covid/covid-19-main.page

Para información actualizada del Departamento de Salud: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/doh/covid/covid-19-main-sp.page

衛生侷的最新消息: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/doh/covid/covid-19-main.page

Click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nth8KNgfY5M&feature=youtu.be for the video in English/ASL.

Presione https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0A9abPqk74g&feature=youtu.be para un video en Español.

Click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=msxtDBSih6Y&feature=youtu.be for the video in Chinese.

 

Novel Coronavirus Outbreak Factsheet (PDF, March 15)
Other Languages: 繁體中文 | 简体中文 | Español | 한국어 | 日本語 | Русский |
Kreyòl ayisyen | বাংলা | Italiano | Polski | ײִדיש | العربية | Français | اردو | فارسى | ελληνικά | עברית | हिन्दी | नेपाली | ਪੰਜਾਬੀ | Tagalog | Tiếng Việt

Stop the Spread of Coronavirus Flyer (PDF, March 17)
Other Languages: 繁體中文 | 简体中文 | Español | 한국어 | Русский | Kreyòl ayisyen | বাংলা | Italiano | Polski | ײִדיש | العربية | Français | اردو | עברית | فارسى | ελληνικά | हिन्दी | Tagalog | 日本語 | Tiếng Việt | नेपाली | ਪੰਜਾਬੀ (India) | ਪੰਜਾਬੀ (Pakistan)

 

If you have any questions, please contact 311.

Si tiene alguna pregunta, por favor marque 311.

如果您有任何問題, 請撥打311.

 

Resources and Updates you may find useful:

Recursos y Actualizaciones que les pueden ser útiles:

對您可能有用的資料和更新

Text COVID to 692-692 for updates

Envíe un mensaje de texto con la palabra COVIDESP al 692-692 para recibir actualizaciones en español en tiempo real.

發COVID短信到692-692以接收新信息

 

Guidance from the Governor on what is considered “essential” business: https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/governor-cuomo-issues-guidance-essential-services-under-new-york-state-pause-executive-order

Información del Gobernador sobre lo que se considera negocios “esenciales”: https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/governor-cuomo-issues-guidance-essential-services-under-new-york-state-pause-executive-order#

紐約州長的重要商業指南: https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/governor-cuomo-issues-guidance-essential-services-under-new-york-state-pause-executive-order#

 

For additional resources and information: https://portal.311.nyc.gov/article/?kanumber=KA-03297

Para obtener recursos e información adicionales: https://portal.311.nyc.gov/article/?kanumber=KA-03297

更多資源和訊息: https://portal.311.nyc.gov/article/?kanumber=KA-03297

 

City Agency service updates: https://www1.nyc.gov/nyc-resources/city-agency-service-updates.page

Actualizaciones de servicio de las agencias de la ciudad: https://www1.nyc.gov/nyc-resources/city-agency-service-updates.page

市政府部門服務更新: https://www1.nyc.gov/nyc-resources/city-agency-service-updates.page

 

Additional Resources:

Interim guidance for Home and Community healthcare workers (in English only) https://www1.nyc.gov/assets/doh/downloads/pdf/imm/covid-19-home-community-healthcare-workers.pdf

FBI Update (website in English only): 

EDC just launched a new website for local businesses that want to support the COVID-19 emergency response effort (website in English only): https://edc.nyc/covid-19-emergency-supply-sourcing-manufacturing

Interactive Map and Search Function for finding Soup Kitchens, Food Pantries, Senior Centers, or SNAP enrollment sites. https://www.foodbanknyc.org/get-help/

Neighborhood Guides to Food & Assistance.

Guías de vecindarios para obtener Comida y Asistencia. Desplace la pantalla para ver la información en español

社區食物和援助指南

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Because many private blood drives have been cancelled, there is a need for blood. To donate, call 800-933-2566 or go to www.nybc.org (website in English only).

 

DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE OFFERS PROGRAMS TO HELP PROPERTY OWNERS WITH HARDSHIPS PAY PROPERTY TAXES

NEW YORK—The New York City Department of Finance offers several programs to assist property owners who face hardships making their property tax payments. These include exemption programs to lower the amount of taxes owed, standard payment plan options as well as the new Property Tax and Interest Deferral (PT AID) program, for those who qualify.

“These are unprecedented times for New Yorkers, many of whom now find themselves struggling to make ends meet,” said Department of Finance Commissioner Jacques Jiha. “Through our programs, DOF hopes to ensure we do our part to help those who are struggling have one less burden to deal with as we work toward economic recovery.”

Exemption Programs

The Department of Finance administers several benefits in the form of tax exemptions, abatements, and money-saving programs. Exemptions lower the amount of tax owed by reducing a property’s assessed value. Abatements reduce taxes by applying credits to the amount of taxes owed. Exemptions administered by DOF include the Coop & Condo Abatement for qualifying property owners, as well as a number of programs for seniors, disabled and veterans. More information and application information for those programs can be found here.

Standard Payment Plans

The Department of Finance offers flexible payment plans programs that are personalized to each property owner. Under a payment plan, property owners agree to pay the total amount owed over time instead of paying the full amount all at once. A payment plan will also prevent enforcement from occurring against a property.

DOF offers standard payment plans to owners of all properties. Standard payment plans require a down payment as low as zero dollars and can spread out the repayment of what is owed over a period that can be as long as ten years. While the payment plan is in effect, interest is charged on the outstanding balance and the property owner is required to pay newly occurring property taxes in full.

Property Tax and Interest Deferral program (PT AID)

Property owners who qualify for the Property Tax and Interest Deferral program can defer their property tax payments, or pay only a small percentage of their income, to ensure they stay in their home. The PT AID program defers property tax payments for a given length of time, depending on each applicant’s situation. Through the program, payment of property taxes can be deferred for a fixed length of time for a temporary hardship, or for a longer period due to a chronic hardship. The amount each property owner can defer paying is limited to a maximum of 25% of the owner equity of a one-, two-, or three-family home, or up to 50% of the equity of a condominium unit. The program is open to one-to three-family home and condominium owners who have fallen behind on their property tax payments.

Below are the three payment plan options:

  • Extenuating Circumstances Income-Based (ECI) Plan

Homeowners experiencing extenuating circumstances can enter into a payment plan which limits their payments to a maximum 8% of their adjusted gross income while the hardship persists. The Department of Finance defines “extenuating circumstances” as involving the death or serious illness of a property’s owner or immediate family member, loss of income, or enrollment in the Department of Environmental Protection’s Water Debt Assistance Program.

Eligibility criteria:

    • The property must be a one- to three-unit tax class 1 residential property, or a condominium.
    • The property must have been the applicant’s primary residence for at least one year.
    • Applicants must have a federal adjusted gross income (AGI) of $58,399 or less.
    • Applicants must be able to document an extenuating circumstance such as the death or serious illness of a property’s owner or immediate family member, loss of income, or enrollment in the Department of Environmental Protection’s Water Debt Assistance Program.
  • Low-Income Senior Plan

Senior homeowners experiencing hardship can fully or partially defer payment of their delinquent and future property taxes for either a fixed or indefinite period of time. Property owners can choose to pay 0% (full deferral), 25%, 50%, or 75% of the delinquent and future property taxes.

Eligibility criteria:

    • Property owner must be 65 or older.
    • Property must be a one- to three-unit tax class 1 residential property, or a condominium.
    • The applicant must have been using the property as their primary residence for at least one year.
    • Applicants must have a federal adjusted gross income (AGI) of $58,399 or less.

 

  • Fixed-Term Income-Based plan

Property owners can enter into a payment plan which limits their payments to a maximum of 8% of their adjusted gross income. The plan may include only the delinquent amount or the delinquent amount plus charges projected to be due over the next year.

Eligibility criteria:

    • The property must be a one- to three-unit tax class 1 residential property, or a condominium.
    • The property must have been the applicant’s primary residence for at least one year.
    • Applicants must have a federal adjusted gross income (AGI) of $58,399 or less.

Applications and more information about property payment plan applications can be found here; information and the application for the PT AID program can be found here. Completed applications and supporting documentation for both standard payment plans and the PT AID program can be emailed to PTAID@finance.nyc.gov or mailed to:

Department of Finance

Payment Plans

59 Maiden Lane, 28th Floor

New York, NY 10038

In addition, the Department of Finance has an online payment plan calculator to help property owners estimate how much they would pay under the various potential terms of each plan. The tool uses applicants’ information about their property and income to help make the estimate.

 

New York City property taxes are administered by the NYC Department of Finance. Properties with assessed values less than $250,000 are billed quarterly, and the next payment is due on April 1. These property owners are entitled to a grace period allowing them to pay their balance free of interest until April 15. Properties with assessed values more than $250,000 are billed semi-annually and the next payment is due July 1.  More information on property bills and payment dates can be found online.

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