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Thousands of New Yorkers, emerging from the Covid pandemic, are behind on their rent. The Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP), a state subsidy program for tenants and landlords, has helped but has been marked by slow responses and has expired. The...
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How Catholic Charities New York makes an impact on the homeless mentally ill. Cardinal Timothy Dolan paid a visit to Catholic Charities New York’s Beacon of Hope in the Bronx, a program providing housing to people struggling with serious mental health challenges. He toured recently renovated rooms, blessed a Rosary offered...
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When New York’s housing crisis hit home for Carla (a pseudonym) from the Bronx, she turned to Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York for help. It is a decision she does not regret. “Right now, things are going great,” she said, describing life with her four children in...
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47,045 people in the city’s shelter system at start of July 2021. 16,981 homeless individuals are single adults. 9,000 homeless people were housed in temporary hotel emergency shelters. Now that Covid-19 restrictions have lifted for most of New York City, the fate of the homeless is uncertain. While the pandemic triggered...
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If you are among the many New Yorkers who have fallen behind on rent or utilities during the pandemic you will be pleased to know that New York State has initiated a program to help. The Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) is a 2.4-billion-dollar relief effort to help tenants pay...
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Catholic Charities New York is assisting clients by providing direct and indirect help with applications. They are also conducting outreach and education to tenants and landlords across Manhattan. Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, tenants have had protected by State and Federal moratoriums on eviction. The protection...
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April 1st was Holy Thursday; a day Christians celebrate in the lead up to Easter. In the West Farms neighborhood in the Bronx this Holy Thursday was celebrated with families, Catholic Charities, and Cardinal Dolan and others at a food distribution event that included a blessing by the Cardinal of the...
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Application period is open until February 1, 2021. WHAT IS THE COVID RENT RELIEF EXTENSION PROGRAM? The Rent Relief Program assists low-income households experiencing an increase in their rent burden* during April 1, 2020 – July 31, 2020 because of a loss of income due to the COVID crisis by providing a...
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In March, Ms. Criollo, a 48-year-old widow who supports three children at home as well as family in Ecuador, lost both of her cleaning jobs as the city shuttered. One employer, she said, delayed sending her last five weeks of pay — $2,400 she did not see until April. Also...
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Posted at 5:31 PM, Oct 08, 2020 and last updated 7:50 PM, Oct 08, 2020 THE BRONX — Every day, Paola Martinez is fighting against evictions, bridging the digital divide for kids and tackling food insecurity in one Bronx development. These are resources Martinez says are available to all NYers. Paola Martinez’s official job is the Social...
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