For guidance and assistance with any social service needs or opportunities, reach out to the BPJCC Social Service guidance counselor experts at 718.972.6600 ext. 4615/4610

and extension 4611 for seniors.

Important Update about the NY COVID Rent Relief Program 


Did you lose income due to COVID-19 between April and July? 

Learn more and apply for the COVID Rent Relief Program at hcr.ny.gov/RRP or by calling


Representatives available Mon-Fri 8:30am– 5:00pm.

Previous applicants do not need to reapply.

Facing eviction or harassment?

Get help by calling 311 and saying “Tenant Helpline” or go to nyc.gov/tenantresourceportal 

Please share this information with anyone who may need it.

 HEAP Emergency Grant

Heat Assistance Available for Third Round

The third round of HEAP Emergency Grant applications are available until  June 30 or until funds are allocated - whichever comes first.  Those who have an emergency shut-off notification can apply for HEAP's Emergency Grant EVEN if they received one previously. 

Call the HEAP Hotline at 212-331-3126.

First-time applicants can apply below.

 Covid-19 FAQ New York City Housing Authority NYCHA

Housing Legal Assistance 

If you have legal questions regarding your housing (eviction, foreclosure, or any other housing-related concern) you can contact the following organizations to get answers to your questions:   


NYLAG: NYLAG is providing phone consultations at 212-613-5000.

Met Council on Housing: Call Met Council on Housing Tenants Rights Hotline (English and Spanish) at 212-979-0611.  Hours are Mondays & Wednesdays from 1:30pm - 8:00pm and Friday 1:30pm - 5:00pm.

Behind on Rent?

All eviction cases and warrants of eviction for not paying rent are suspended across New York State. There is a 90 day eviction moratorium in New York State as of March 20, 2020 until at least June 20, 2020. So you can NOT be evicted for at least three months even if you do not pay rent.

If you are behind in your rent and you previously received eviction papers from Housing Court, you can apply for the One Shot Deal through NYC HRA. Specific eligibility criteria for this assistance is not readily made public. However, often you will need to be able to document the reason you were unable to pay for rent (ex: you lost your job and your income decreased and you could not afford to pay) and that you can now pay your monthly rent in full (either because you are earning income that is more than your rent or you have outside financial assistance to pay for your rent). 

You can apply online or in person with HRA. The One Shot Deal application, if approved, will be able to assist towards rent arrears and utility arrears.  

SEction 8

NYC Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) Section 8 voucher holders having trouble paying rent because of income loss should email dtrai@hpd.nyc.gov or send a fax to 212-863-5299.

HPD will be suspending any subsidy termination actions until further notice. For more information click the link below.

Mortgage Relief

Governor Cuomo has announced the following 90-day mortgage relief to mortgage borrowers impacted by the novel coronavirus until at least June 20, 2020. This means you can NOT be evicted for at least three months even if you do not pay rent. CLick the link below to access Eviction Moratorium FAQs. 

Both the Federal government and the New York State government are working to establish relief programs for borrowers who are unable to pay their mortgage payments due to Coronavirus. 

The CARES Act provides that mortgage lenders and servicers will be allowed to provide up to 180 days of forbearance (payment deferral) on federally-backed loans for customers experiencing hardship related to the Coronavirus emergency.

Please contact your mortgage company directly to learn the most up to date information on the relief program. 

Federal Disaster Loans for Businesses, Private Nonprofits, Homeowners & Renters

Emergency Small Business Loans (emergency SBA 7(a) loans): Provides funding for special emergency loans of up to $10 million for eligible nonprofits and small businesses, permitting them to cover costs of payroll, operations, and debt service, and provides that the loans be forgiven in whole or in part under certain circumstances.

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