Posted inCoronavirus

Scammers Love a Crisis. Here’s What You Need to Know to Protect Yourself

Need to know more about coronavirus in New York? Sign up for THE CITY’s daily morning newsletter. Even as the coronavirus crisis brings out the best in some people, scammers are seizing the opportunity to take advantage of struggling New Yorkers. “Unfortunately in times of crisis, people who run usual cons adapt really quickly to […]

Posted inSocial Services

Veterans Vulnerable as Trump Threatens Food Aid for 70,000 New Yorkers

Sign up for “THE CITY Scoop,” our daily newsletter where we send you stories like this first thing in the morning. A Trump administration rule to toughen work requirements for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits could deal an especially sharp blow to New York veterans seeking food stamps, anti-hunger experts and veterans’ groups predict. […]

Posted inImmigration

City Council Tasks Schools With Educating Immigrant Families on Public Charge Rule

As fear around a new federal immigration rule continues to perplex some New York City immigrant families, the city will require the education department to send home fact sheets to teach parents about their rights. A bill passed in the City Council Thursday, which is part of a larger package of legislation, would require the […]