Have you signed up for the NYC Build it Back Program? If not, registration deadline is October 31

This program assists home owners, landlords and renters whose primary homes were damaged by Sandy.  But, the current registration deadline is  October 31!  You can register online at nyc.gov/builditback or you can call 311. Renters —go to this link for details: Build it Back info for Renters. Renters, you may be eligible for rental subsidy.  … Read moreHave you signed up for the NYC Build it Back Program? If not, registration deadline is October 31

New York Seniors can receive extra money to spend at local Farmers' Markets

Are you 60 or older? Are you low income? Governor Cuomo has launched a new initiative to help you get fresh fruits and vegetables from local farmers markets in your area.  As part of this initiative, low income Seniors can receive booklets with five $4.00 checks which can be used to purchase locally grown fruits … Read moreNew York Seniors can receive extra money to spend at local Farmers' Markets

10 Things New Yorkers Need to Know to Prepare for the New Health Benefit Exchange

In New York State, over 2 million of the 19 million residents lack health insurance.  Due to the Federal Affordable Care Act, most Americans will be required to have that insurance by January 1, 2014, or face tax penalties. In preparation for these changes, below is a list of the top 10 things New Yorkers … Read more10 Things New Yorkers Need to Know to Prepare for the New Health Benefit Exchange

Important Fall 2013 Education Benefits for Veterans and their Spouses

Its hard to believe its already that time again.  Time to register for Fall college classes! For veterans that may not qualify or have already used up their Post-9/11 GI Bill, there are important state benefits and additional resources   available to fill in the gaps where federal benefits leave off.  There are also education … Read moreImportant Fall 2013 Education Benefits for Veterans and their Spouses

What is your Internship worth?

Getting an internship is getting harder and harder, but never more has it been needed as much as today. Many College and University students want some experience before they start working, to have something that looks good on their resume and get contacts. Almost all internships are unpaid so you often have to choose between … Read moreWhat is your Internship worth?

Important new benefits coming to immigrants with the new State Health Insurance Exchange

Clic aquí para leer en español You may have started hearing about the new NY State Health Insurance Exchange coming 10/1/13.  Under the federal Affordable Care Act, an Exchange will be operating in every state starting in 2014. This Exchange will be like a marketplace where you will be able to shop for and enroll … Read moreImportant new benefits coming to immigrants with the new State Health Insurance Exchange

Mayor's Office Fights Against Domestic Violence

The Mayor’s Office to Combat Domestic Violence (OCDV) has teamed up with the Advanced Volunteer Opportunity Network (A.V.O.N.) Mentoring Program to improve the social stature of domestic violence victims. The A.V.O.N. foundation awarded the Mayor’s office with a $95,000 grant to help further enrich the work in the office. The grant is a part of … Read moreMayor's Office Fights Against Domestic Violence

New York City Gets Ready For Paid Sick Days

For years, over 1 million New Yorkers have forced themselves to go in to work regardless of their, or a family member’s, poor health. Risk of getting fired, losing preference on good shifts and no access to sick pay are the main causes behind this crisis – a crisis which not only endangers the individual … Read moreNew York City Gets Ready For Paid Sick Days

Facing Foreclosure? Mortgage Assistance Available

Thank you Center for New York City Neighborhoods (CNYCN) for this guest blog post.  City’s Mortgage Assistance Programs Saves 100 Homes From Foreclosure, Learn if it Could Help You   While the national mortgage crisis recedes from the news headlines, many homeowners that continue to struggle under the heavy burden of unmanageable mortgage debt can feel … Read moreFacing Foreclosure? Mortgage Assistance Available