Direct Relief


1. Unemployment Insurance

2. Direct Relief and Financial Assistance for Individuals

3. Tenants' Rights

4. Additional Resources

Unemployment Insurance

Those who qualify for unemployment benefits can be paid up to Pays benefits as much as $504 per week for up to 39 weeks, plus an additional $600 per week in federal coronavirus relief.

NYS has waived the 7-day waiting period to apply for benefits.  To file unemployment insurance claims, visit the NYS Department of Labor.

Your immigration status may affect your eligibility to apply for unemployment benefits. 


Direct Relief and Financial Assistance for Individuals

We are continuously updating this information. If you don't see any resources listed in your region, please contact us to find out about additional available resources.



Betancourt Macias Family Scholarship Foundation (for undocumented families) 

HealthWell Foundation (for those with COVID-19 Diagnosis) 

Why Hunger - Find Food - National Map


New York City

New York Foundation Directory of Community Response Funds


New York State (by region)

CARES Child Care Scholarship for Parents -  to provide child care to essential workers at no cost to the worker.


Hudson Valley

Neighbors Link (Westchester) 

Community Resource Center of NY (Westchester)

Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New York (NYC & Hudson Valley)

City of Newburgh Immigrant Relief Fund (Orange County)

Project Resilience (Ulster County)

Berkshire Taconic Foundation Northeast Dutchess Fund, Neighbor-to-Neighbor Fund (Dutchess & Columbia Counties) 

Apply through: 

  • Community Action Partnership for Dutchess County
  • North East Community Center
  • Grace Immigrant Outreach
  • Columbia Opportunities
    • Contact: 518-828-4611 or 877-378-4325 (toll free)
  • Catholic Charities of Columbia & Greene Counties
    • Contact: 518-828-8660

Columbia County Sanctuary Movement, Mano a Mano Mutual Aid Fund (Columbia County)

Hudson River Housing, Inc  - Covers Housing Expenses and Unavoidable Expenses (Dutchess County)

Funds will be used to make direct payments to landlords and utility companies. Housing expenses will be prioritized, but we will also accept applications for unavoidable expenses such as medical bills, car payments, etc.

Financial relief to our neighbors that may not receive a federal stimulus check.


Central & Western NY

Buffalo COVID-19 Solidarity Fund


Long Island

United Way of Long Island


Industry Specific

Farm Aid Northeast BIPOC Farmers Relief Fund

Restaurant Workers Community Foundation Relief Fund

National Restaurant Association Restaurant Employee Relief Fund 

Sam Adams, Greg Hill Foundation Restaurant Strong Fund

One Fair Wage Emergency Fund (for Service Workers)

Bartender Emergency Assistance Program

Freelancer Relief Fund

Assistance for Door Dash Employees

National Domestic Workers Alliance



Tenants' Rights

Rent Moratorium

Evictions across New York State are suspended through August 31, 2021. You may not be evicted without 30 days notice and a court order. For more information about tenants rights in New York State, visit the website of Attorney General Leticia James

Additional Resources


Guidance on Coronavirus Resources and Warnings about Consumer Scams from New York State Attorney General Letitia James