Today, Immigrant Affairs Commissioner Bitta Mostofi joined City agency and community partners—including Lutheran Social Services of New York—to announce $350,000 in funding from the City and Robin Hood for “Know Your Rights” (KYR) forums for immigrant New Yorkers. Continue Reading →
Today, the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs and the City Council announced three new in-person resource hubs, called the NYC Immigrant Information Desk, creating central, hyperlocal resources for immigrant New Yorkers to access City services and receive referrals. Continue Reading →
Mayor Bill de Blasio‘s Office of Immigrant Affairs today launched its first-ever annual report. MOIA’s 2017 Annual Report, “State of Our Immigrant City,” provides a demographic snapshot of the city’s immigrant communities, the barriers they face. Continue Reading →
Mayor Bill de Blasio and Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito announced today that IDNYC – New York City’s official, government-issued identification card – continues to be free for New Yorkers in the program’s fourth year, and welcomes eight exciting new benefit partners to make living and playing in NYC more affordable for all locals. Continue Reading →
Mayor Bill de Blasio and Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito today announced that since its creation, IDNYC – the City of New York’s municipal ID program – has reached over 1 million cardholders across the five boroughs. Continue Reading →
Mayor Bill de Blasio and Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito today announced IDNYC will remain free in 2017, and is now processing full enrollments under a new policy that does not involve the retention of cardholders’ personal background documents. Continue Reading →
On Thursday, July 21st, 2016, the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs, Department of Consumer Affairs, and Carver Federal Savings Bank launched an IDNYC pop-up enrollment center at the bank’s 125th Street branch, giving Harlem residents easy access to IDNYC and its banking benefits.
The accessibility and affordability of low-cost checking accounts varies widely across banks from Harlem to Hollis according to a new report, “Take it to the Bank: A New Yorker’s Guide to Affordable Checking Options,” released today by New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer.