While AAFE’s staff is working remotely, a full range of programs and services is available to help our communities cope wit the COVID-19 crisis:

UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE ASSISTANCE: AAFE is providing Chinese and Spanish-language assistance for community members filing applications with New York State for unemployment benefits. More information available HERE. Contact: 718-961-2833 or 718-961-0888, or email Tina_li@aafe.org

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM: Counselors are able to provide phone counseling, job search guidance and resume preparation services. Contact: 718-961-2833.

SMALL BUSINESS SERVICES: AAFE’s small business affiliate, Renaissance Economic Development Corporation (REDC), has established an Emergency Small Business Relief Loan Fund. Business owners may fill out an interest form here. Low-interest loans of up to $50,000 are available for working capital. Learn more about eligibility requirements HERE

HOUSING COUNSELING: For help with tenant-landlord issues and information about the state’s eviction moratorium, contact an AAFE housing counselor in Manhattan or Queens. Contact:  212-979-8988 (Manhattan) or 718-316-9993 (Jackson Heights).

HOMEOWNERSHIP SERVICES: AAFE Community Development Fund is offering foreclosure prevention counseling and helping homeowners unable to meet mortgage payment obligations. Contact: info@aafecdf.org.

SOCIAL SERVICES/GOVERNMENT BENEFITS: Counselors can help with issues related to Medicare, Medicaid, affordable health care, food stamps, and SCRIE. Contact:  212-979-8988 (Manhattan), 718-961-0888 (Flushing), 718-316-9993 (Jackson Heights).

IMMIGRATION SERVICES: While new immigration applications are on hold, counselors are available to answer questions about USCIS procedures and help prepare application packets for future submission.   Contact:  212-979-8988 (Manhattan), 718-961-0888 (Flushing), 718-316-9993 (Jackson Heights).

2020 CENSUS: AAFE is available to help community members complete the census online. Contact: crystal_feng@aafe.org