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March 02, 2021
Representative Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) urges constituents throughout New York's 13th congressional district to sign up to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Launched this week, the Northern Manhattan, Harlem, and South Bronx Community COVID-19 Vaccination Scheduling Hotline is now open for appointments at the Washington Heights Armory for individuals who live in eligible zip codes and are age 65 and over. The hotline, which is fully bilingual in English and Spanish, can be reached by dialing 646-838-0319 Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. For individuals that are able to… Read More »


February 22, 2021
In response to the ongoing Pandemic, uninsured New Yorkers can apply for coverage through NY State of Health (New York's Official Health Plan Marketplace) or directly through insurers. The Open Enrollment Period is now extended through May 15, 2021. This extension allows individuals eligible for Qualified Health Plan insurance additional time to enroll for coverage in 2021 and means that enrollment remains open for all NY State of Health programs, which is especially important during the ongoing public health emergency. Individuals who are eligible for other… Read More »


February 16, 2021
 It is essential and life-saving for those in our community to be sufficiently informed about the vaccine, especially the most vulnerable among us, and for those in our community to have equal and equitable access to the vaccine. To inform you and to answer your questions about the vaccine, please join Senator Brian A. Benjamin, Assembly Member Inez E. Dickens and a panel of medical experts, government leaders, and a few Harlem neighbors who have taken the vaccine for a Harlem COVID-19 Vaccine Town Hall.  Join Senator Benjamin, Assembly Member Dickens and… Read More »


February 02, 2021
Thursday, February 4, 2021 9:30 am Joint Legislative Public Hearing on 2021 Executive Budget Proposal Topic: Higher Education Virtual Public Hearing | Zoom This joint hearing will be available for viewing on the Senate and Assembly websites. The Legislative Channel (on cable systems throughout the state) also will carry the proceedings. Visit the hearing page Here.                                      


January 25, 2021
Join Councilman Mark Levine & Assemblywoman De La Rosa on Tuesday, February 2nd @ 5:00 pm, for a live-streamed Q&A, with Dr. Uché Blackstock - a former ER doctor and renowned expert in health equity. They will be discussing the critical issue of equity during the vaccination push in NYC, the deleterious impact of health inequity and healthcare disparities on our marginalized communities during the Covid-19 outbreak - and how we can start to change this. Please Register Here… Read More »


January 22, 2021
The New York State Legislature announced the Joint Legislative Hearing Schedule on the 2021-22 Executive Budget Proposal. Hearings will commence on Tuesday, January 26, and conclude on Tuesday, February 23, 2021. Hearings provide an opportunity for the legislative committees to gather public input on the Executive budget proposal. The hearings will be conducted virtually and can be viewed on both the Senate and Assembly websites. Please see the full schedule of hearings here (go to the Public Hearings Tab). If you are interested in submitting testimony,… Read More »


January 22, 2021
In response to the ongoing Pandemic, uninsured New Yorkers can apply for coverage through NY State of Health (New York's Official Health Plan Marketplace) or directly through insurers. The Open Enrollment Period is now extended through March 31, 2021. This extension allows individuals eligible for Qualified Health Plan insurance additional time to enroll for coverage in 2021 and means that enrollment remains open for all NY State of Health programs, which is especially important during the ongoing public health emergency. Coverage start dates will vary:… Read More »


January 14, 2021
Representative Adriano Espaillat and Industry Leaders To Hold Virtual Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Information Session For Small Business Owners in New York’s 13th District Watch Live: https://www.facebook.com/RepEspaillat NEW YORK, NY – Representative Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) will be hosting a virtual information session, January 14th starting at 4:30 p.m. (EST) to discuss the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and the loan application process, to provide a lifeline for small businesses in New York City impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic… Read More »


January 07, 2021
7th District - Manhattan | 500 West 141st Street | (212) 928-6814 | district7@council.nyc.gov There are many important questions about who will get vaccinated when and where, and what it all means for you and your family. Join Council Member Mark Levine for a Virtual Town Hall meeting to get your important questions answered and to learn more about the plan to vaccinate NYC. Thursday, January 7, 2021 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm Register Here                              


December 21, 2020
The New York State Homes and Community Renewal Agency (HCR) announced that the NYS COVID Rent Relief Program will be accepting new applications beginning December 18, 2020 through February 1, 2021. The eligibility criteria has been expanded to provide more relief for New Yorkers. Individuals that submitted applications and were denied during the previous application period, do not need to apply again. These applications will be reviewed for consideration under the new eligibility criteria. The expanded eligibility criteria are as follows: Have a… Read More »


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