New Law protects New Yorkers from eviction for unpaid rent accrued during COVID-19 crisis

The Tenant Safe Harbor Act—sponsored by Senator Brad Hoylman and Assembly Member Jeffrey Dinowitz—was signed into law by Governor Cuomo on June 30, 2020. The Tenant Safe Harbor Act (S.8192B (Hoylman)/A.10290B (Dinowitz)) provides protection from eviction for renters who have … Read More

Muslim Community Network launches COVID-19 hotline in Soninke, Malinke and French

Photo credit: MH The Muslim Community Network (MCN) has launched a hotline (888-409-0036) for community members who don’t have access to the internet or who cannot fill out necessary forms to access resources and information around COVID-19. The hotline is … Read More

Wolof : COVID-19 financial assistance programs for African businesses and nonprofits in New York City

Africa in Harlem put together a visual presentation in Wolof on different COVID-19 financial assistance programs available for African businesses and nonprofits in New York City. Source: Small Business Administration and NYC Small Business Services     Small Business Administration … Read More

Coronavirus : Black children are the most affected by the new “Pediatric Multi-System Inflammatory Syndrome Associated with COVID-19”

The number of cases of the “Pediatric Multi-System Inflammatory Syndrome Associated with COVID-19” has risen in New York City to reach 110 confirmed cases; in 54 percent of those either the child tested positive for COVID-19 or tested positive for … Read More

Coronavirus: Accra Restaurant joins local groups to feed African families in the Bronx during COVID-19 crisis

Photo credit: Accra Restaurant The Bronx Community Relief Effort, World Central Kitchen (WCK), RAP4BRONX, and The Bronx Private Industry Council powered by HERE to HERE, welcomed ACCRA Restaurant, a landmark African restaurant in The Bronx, to its group of local … Read More

Coronavirus: New York issues alert on new “Pediatric Multi-System Inflammatory Syndrome Associated with COVID-19” impacting children

Photo credit: Raw Pixel The State of New York issued an alert on a new disease impacting children called the “Pediatric Multi-System Inflammatory Syndrome Associated with COVID-19.” New Yorkers should seek immediate care if a child has: • Prolonged fever … Read More

Immigration: Nearly 30,000 DACA recipients are frontline health care workers in the fight against COVID-19, but Trump wants them deported, says NYIC

“If SCOTUS allows President Trump’s termination of DACA to go forward, Dreamers will lose their authorization to work and could be deported to countries they barely remember during a pandemic when “sheltering in place” and standing united is vital to … Read More