Important Information from Mayor de Blasio

Immigrant Heritage Week

We want to wish all Immigrant New Yorkers a Happy #ImmigrantHeritageWeek! Among the one million essential workers who are on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic—delivery workers, EMS staff, drivers, health care personnel, and more—half are immigrants.

Covid-19 Immigrant Emergency Relief

 New COVID-19 Immigrant Emergency Relief Program: The City announced a new Mayor’s Fund partnership with Open Society Foundations to provide emergency monetary relief for undocumented workers and their families affected by COVID-19 related job loss and facing financial distress.


Reaffirms pressing need to ensure all New Yorkers, regardless of immigration status, are included in citywide COVID-19 response and relief efforts.


Citywide network of community based organizations and worker centers will disseminate one-time emergency relief payments to eligible New Yorkers, and assist individuals with information or enrollment for other forms of relief and resources.

A reminder that many city services are available to all New Yorkers no matter what your immigration status is and regardless of your ability to pay. 


Visit the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs (MOIA) COVID-19 webpage for up to date resources available to immigrant communities. Site now live in ArabicBengaliFrenchHaitian CreoleKoreanPolishRussianChinese SimplifiedSpanish, and Urdu.

DACA Information

DACA Recipients:


We don’t know when the Supreme Court will decide on DACA, but we do know our dreamers are on the frontlines of the fight against COVID-19. Our City is here to help New Yorkers renew their DACA and fight for the thousands of Dreamers that call New York City home.


For help renewing your application call ActionNYC at 1-800-354-0365, Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (we may even be able to help you out with the renewal fee!)

Temporary Housing

Temporary Housing at New York City Hotels:


11,000 free hotel rooms will be made available to COVID-positive or COVID-symptomatic individuals in homes where they cannot isolate, New Yorkers experiencing homelessness, patients in need of self-isolation or quarantine, and health care workers, regardless of symptoms. 


Starting April 22, 2020, NYC Health and Hospitals and community health care providers may refer symptomatic patients, who are unable to self-quarantine, for hotel accommodations. More information to follow.


If you are experiencing symptoms, stay home and consult with a doctor over phone, text, telemedicine, or a patient portal. Call 311 if you need help finding a healthcare provider.