NYCCAH updated “Street Sheeets” for free food access in NYC

Posted by Brooklyn Housing & Family Services on January 08, 2013
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Each year, NYCCAH produces comprehensive guides, also known as “street sheets,” to free food access in specific neighborhoods within the five boroughs. Thanks to a generous City Council grant, we were able to re-design and print brand new and recently released 2012-2013 guides with information on how and where to access the federal SNAP/Food Stamp program, WIC, School and Summer Meals, senior meals, and various other assistance resources for the neighborhood covered.

The guides will be available at various community-based organizations in New York City and online at nyccah.org/guides

Vampire Voltage is Draining Energy

Posted by Brooklyn Housing & Family Services on October 17, 2012
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Vampire Voltage is Draining Energy
Did you know that leaving electronics plugged in sucks up to $200 in energy from your home each year? It’s called vampire voltage. Watch this video to learn how ordinary items like TVs, computers and cell phone chargers drain electricity out of outlets if left plugged in—even when they are turned off. All this energy can add up to 15 percent of your home’s electricity bill. You can eliminate vampire voltage by: • Unplugging devices not in use
• Turning off household appliances
• Using smart power strips
Learn how to identify vampire voltage and take simple steps to unwaste at unwasteNY.org. unwasteNY is a free public service that brings New Yorkers together to reduce our energy waste, so that we can all live more resourcefully. At unwasteNY.org, you can find information, resources and tools to learn about energy use and set a personal goal to reduce energy waste when you join the Unwaste Network.

Food and Water Distribution Locations from NYC.GOV

Posted by Brooklyn Housing & Family Services on November 02, 2012
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“Notification issued 11/1/12 at 3:50 PM. For a list of NYC food and water distribution locations, please visit:
http://www.nyc.gov/html/misc/html/2012/foodandwater.html. Additional sites will be added to the list as information becomes available.”

Brooklyn Housing & Family Services Awards Dinner 2012.

Posted by Brooklyn Housing & Family Services on August 06, 2012
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Brooklyn Housing & Family Services Awards Dinner 2012. “The Carole Jayson Awards Dinner”
June 21, 2012

Honorees:

Mathew M. Wambua,Commissioner New York City Housing Preservation Development
Greg Ribakove, MD Director Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery Vice chair,Department of Surgery Maimonides Medical Center
Honorable David G. Greenfield,Council Member 44th District New York City Council
Honorable Elenora Ofshtein, Judge Kings Housing Court Civil Court of The City of New York
Nechama Stolzenberg, WIC Administrator Yeled v’Yalda Early Childhood Center

 


 

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Medicare Fraud Alert

Posted by Brooklyn Housing & Family Services on November 21, 2012
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Please read this important message regarding Medicare Fraud:

Recently, there have been reports of a Medicare telemarketing scam in the New England region. A caller claiming to be from SSA tried to get the beneficiary to give out her husband’s SS number or his social security benefits would stop. The ploy used was that SSA computers were damaged in the hurricane. Thankfully the beneficiary hung up without giving out any information.

• Beware of Medicare telemarketing scams and protect yourself from Medicare fraud.

Remember that:

• Social Security & Medicare employees will never make unsolicited calls or request from a beneficiary their banking or credit card information. Social Security & Medicare employees will never make unsolicited calls or request from a beneficiary a Social Security number. This is not the way they normally obtain their information information.

• There is no cost for Medicare Cards…they do not cost anything.

• If you receive one of these calls please hang up, do not give them your personal information for any reason.

• For more information on how to identify and avoid Medicare fraud, please visit www.StopMedicareFraud.gov. If you suspect Medicare fraud, please call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227) or 311 and ask for HIICAP.

Thank you

NYCCAH has published new “street sheets”

Posted by Brooklyn Housing & Family Services on January 08, 2013
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Each year, NYCCAH produces comprehensive guides, also known as “street sheets,” to free food access in specific neighborhoods within the five boroughs. Thanks to a generous City Council grant, we were able to re-design and print brand new and recently released 2012-2013 guides with information on how and where to access the federal SNAP/Food Stamp program, WIC, School and Summer Meals, senior meals, and various other assistance resources for the neighborhood covered.

The guides will be available at various community-based organizations in New York City and online at nyccah.org/guides

Good Homes! Good Health! Summer 2012

Posted by Brooklyn Housing & Family Services on August 06, 2012
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The Health Fair was held at Atlantic Shopping Mall on July 14, 2012.

Semi-Annual Good Homes! Good Health! Spring 2012

Posted by Brooklyn Housing & Family Services on May 09, 2012
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F.E.P.S. Checklist and Qualifications

Posted by Brooklyn Housing & Family Services on May 04, 2012
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The Family Eviction Prevention Supplement (FEPS) was created by the New York City Human Resources Administration in May 2005 as a program to help prevent evictions of families on welfare shelter. It provides additional housing assistance to Cash Assistance (CA) eligible families with children, above and beyond the CA shelter amount.

In order to qualify for FEPS you must be on full Public Assistance (PA) with no sanctions, below are some other qualifications:
  • Are you currently in a Housing Court for Non-Payment?checklist    
  • Do you have a City-Agency Vacate Order?
  • Are the rent arrears $7,000 or less?                                                                
  • Are there any Sanctions on you PA case?
  • Are all of the children in the household on PA budget?
  • Is the rent in line with the FEPS guideline? 
  • Do you have an apartment lease in your name?
  • If you are in shelter, are you there less then 6 months?
  • Were you part of the Advantage Program?
If you answered YES to most of the questions, you might be eligible for the  FEPS program.
You can call our office to find out more about this program.

NEEDED DOCUMENTS TO PROCESS THE APPLICATION: 

documentsSOCIAL SECURITY CARDS FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY

BIRTH CERTIFICATES FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY

SOCIAL WORKER’S NAME AND NUMBER

RECENT PRINT-OUT OF THE BUDGET

LANDLORDS NAME AND NUMBER

HOUSING COURT STIPULATION

WELFARE I.D. CARD

CURRENT LEASE

 


 

Home Owners’ Night Event at Council Member Jumaane D. Williams

Posted by Brooklyn Housing & Family Services on April 30, 2012
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Below is an email that we received from Councilman Williams’ office, for participating at Home Owners’ Night event.

“Carol,

On behalf of Council Member Jumaane D. Williams, I would like to say thank you to the Brooklyn Housing and Family Services team for participating in our first Home Owner’s Night event. I have attached a few photos from the evening but you can access many more on the Council Member’s Facebook page. We look forward to your continued partnership with our office.

Best,
Melissa Severe
Director of Constituent Services
Council Member Jumaane D. Williams | 45th District
4517 Avenue D
Brooklyn, NY 11203
P: 718-629-2900 | F: 718-451-2136″

“David Hernandez, Fair Housing Counselor assisting a homeowner at the Event.”