CB11M Community Updates: Week Of 8/17/2020

August 14, 2020

NYC Launches First Tenant Resource Portal to Help Renters Avoid Eviction

The Tenant Resource Portal was designed by the Mayor’s Office to Protect Tenants and the Mayor’s Public Engagement Unit’s Tenant Support Unit to help renters navigate public and private resources that can stabilize their housing situation.

The portal is free and accessible to all residential tenants. Tenants will respond to a series of questions about their unique circumstances and be directed to the most relevant resources, such as help navigating an illegal lockout or eviction. The portal also has up-to-date information on the general status of evictions in New York City Housing Court. Tenants who do not have access to the internet can call 311 and ask for the “Tenant Helpline,” which was launched in partnership with 311 and HRA’s Office of Civil Justice (OCJ) in April of this year, where they will be connected to a PEU Tenant Support Specialist to receive free, individualized assistance. Check out the resource here.

Open Streets Update: Street Lab joins Uptown Grand Central!

Street Lab will be on the ground with Uptown Grand Central this Saturday, August 15, from 12-4 p.m., with their brand-new street play set developed specifically to keep kids safe in these times of COVID. There will be sidewalk chalking, board games, raffles from the businesses, and splashing in the Cool Streets open hydrants all weekend long. The hydrants will also be open for splashing, and the whole family can dine outdoors with take-out from nearby small businesses!

Attend the Best Practices for Building Relationships with Policymakers Webinar with Equity Advocates

The Harlem Neighborhood Health Action Center invites you to participate in Best Practices for Building Relationships with Policymakers webinar on August 19 at 9:30 AM. This Equity Advocates training provides an overview of why meeting with elected officials is an effective advocacy strategy along with practical tips and skills to prepare advocates and nonprofit leaders to engage policy makers at the city, state or federal level. We will cover the how tos – how to schedule, plan for, create impactful materials for, and run a successful meeting with a policy maker or staffer as well as how to leverage these relationships to advance organizational and/or campaign goals. Register online here.

Apply for the 17 Year Old Poll Student Worker Program

The Board of Elections in the City of New York is preparing for the General Election on Tuesday, November 3, 2020 and the Primary Election on Tuesday, June 22, 2021, and is now accepting applications for the 17 Year Old Student Poll Worker Program. The program promotes civic awareness and educates high school students about the election process by allowing them to serve as poll workers on Election Day. Submit a completed application by September 18, 2020. Space is limited, so apply early! Fill out your application now!.

Apply for SYEP School Year Staff Positions with Concrete Safaris!

Concrete Safaris is hiring highly energetic, focused professionals committed to youth development through outdoor education, play, exploration, and community engagement for the school year. Positions include Group Leaders, Outdoor Play Educator, Assistant Group Leaders, and Health Media/Photo Educator. Learn more and apply here.

Shape East Harlem’s future by filling out the Census today!

Your response to the Census helps our community get funding for critical services like housing assistance, education, SNAP, and programs like the ones offered at the Stanley Isaacs Center. It’s safe, secure, and confidential. Respond online now!

For questions or assistance in any language, call:
English: 844-330-2020
Spanish: 844-468-2020
Mandarin: 844-391-2020

Did you get your free COVID-19 test yet?

FREE COVID-19 tests are confidential and safe. Go to NYC.Gov/COVIDTest or text “COVID TEST” to 855-48 to find a testing site near you. Getting tested is safe and by getting tested, you are helping to keep your loved ones safe! Get tested even if you do not have symptoms or are unsure if you were exposed to COVID-19. And if you HAVE been exposed (maybe you’ve been in a large crowd), have symptoms or are planning to visit a loved one who is at risk, you should get a COVID-19 swab test. New Yorkers who test positive for COVID-19 will receive a call from the Test & Trace Corps to make sure that they receive care, and can safely separate to prevent the spread. Be sure to answer any calls from NYC Test+Trace or (212) numbers to get free resources and support.

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