Resources for New Yorkers Struggling with the COVID-19 Pandemic

TakeRoot is committed to standing with our partners and their communities as they face the coronavirus pandemic. Below the resources we created to meet the needs of organizations and people we work with.

Organizations, Worker Coops and Small Businesses: TakeRoot’s Capacity Building and Equitable Neighborhoods practice areas have compiled a list of legal and financial resources available to worker cooperatives, small businesses, nonprofits, and unincorporated associations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Workers: The Workers’ Rights team has put together a list of fact sheets and explainers on worker protection, sick leave, and the CARES act.

Consumers: TakeRoot’s Consumer Justice team has an outline of how debt collection is restricted during the coronavirus pandemic, as well as general information on the CARES Act, unemployment benefits, and civil-court actions.

NYCHA Residents and Organizers (PDF): The Equitable Neighborhoods practice area maintains an FAQ for NYCHA organizers about how public-housing residents can get repairs and other services, pay rent, and apply for rent-reductions during the coronavirus shutdown.

Immigrants: Our Immigrants’ Rights practice area has created a list of key information, links, and contact numbers for immigrants, including updates on immigrant detention; check-ins, interviews, and hearings; and the public-charge rule.