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Information, NYCHA

MAP Crime Dashboard: 1/1/20 – 9/6/20

When: Thursday, October 8, 2020

 

The MAP Stakeholder Dashboard tracks crime complaints in NYCHA developments served by the Mayor’s Action Plan for Neighborhood Safety (MAP). This dashboard tallies the total number of index crime complaints, domestic violence complaints, and shooting incidents reported to have occurred on a development’s grounds between January 1st and the most recent week of a given year. For more information on how to interpret this dashboard, see the Glossary page of the dashboard. Please send any inquiries to Imani Isaac at iisaac@moconsultant.nyc.gov

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, , Community, Emergency

ICE/Immigration Resources

When: Wednesday, October 7, 2020

 

Here's some good resources to print out. There's tons out there but we tend to like IDP the best: https://www.immigrantdefenseproject.org/ice-home-and-community-arrests/ Here's also guide from NYLAG for businesses: https://www.nilc.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/EmployerGuide-NELP-NILC-2017-07.pdf

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RED HOOK VOTER REGISTRATION WEEK

When: October 6-9, 2020

 

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Join the Red Hook Community Advisory – CAG

When: September 17-30, 2020

 

Hello Leaders and Community Advocates, Congresswoman Nydia Velasquez's office is putting together a Resident Community Advisory Group for Red Hook. This will be a group of 15 to 25 individuals who will represent Red Hook and Red Hook Houses. Two seats will be appointed by the Resident Council Presidents. If you are interested in participating in this advisory group; please complete the short survey posted below. Community Partners; feel free to share with your members as well. We want a good variety of applicants. Submissions will be accepted up until Friday, September 25th. Contact  Tevina Willis at tevina@rhicenter.org or Melissa Ortiz at Melissa.delValleOrtiz@mail.house.gov.   Red Hook Community Advisory Group: CAG

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, Community, Employment, Information

Youth Impact: Red Hook – We’re Recruiting!

When: September 10-30, 2020

Where: Red Hook Community Justice Center

We are looking for creative and outspoken young people from Red Hook ages 14-24. WE offer a wide variety of programs ranging from restorative circles, civic engagement, theatre, photography, entrepreneurship, and more. All programs are paid opportunities that emphasize community healing, social justice, giving youth a voice, and bringing about change. For more information, contact rhyc@courtinnovation.org or call (929) 277-8554.

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Community, Employment, Information

Join AMERICORPS, we’re hiring!

When: Sep 10-Oct 5, 2020

Where: Red Hook Community Justice Center

Join the Red Hook Resilience Corp! Applicants must be 18+ yrs old, U.S. citizen or permanent resident with a HS Diploma. Paid service opportunity, starting November 1st. Full-time positions must: - Commit to one year of service, - Complete 1,700 hours total (35hrs/wk), - Total stipend amount $13,732, - Basic health coverage, - Reimbursement for childcare, - Educational grant award $6,095. Half-time positions must: - Commit to 9 months of service, - Complete 900 hours total (25hrs/wk), - Total stipend amount $5,314., - Educational grant award $3,047.50. Deadline October 5th. For more information, contact Leslie Gonzaga (929) 277-8554 or Lganzaga@nycourts.gov

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, Housing, News

NYCHA Recovery & Resilience: Red Hook Houses Update

When: September 7-20, 2020

Where: NYCHA Red Hook Houses

To sign up for email updates of the ongoing resilience work at Red Hook Houses please email disaster.recovery@nycha.nyc.gov Power Plant & Pods Phase Percentage Completion: 8% Project Start: Q4 2019 Anticipated Completion: Q4 2022 Ongoing Activities: • Continued installation of new underground utility lines by buildings 1W, 2W, and 3W, 5E o New utility lines will be installed throughout the site and will connect to the new utility pods to provide all Red Hook buildings with heat, hot water, and backup electricity • Installation of underground retention tanks by building 4E o The underground retention tanks will capture excess stormwater runoff to help prevent flooding during periods of heavy rainfall o The retention tanks by buildings 2W and 3W were successfully installed and backfilled Upcoming Activities: • Excavation for and instillation of new underground electrical, heating, and plumbing lines between buildings o This work will involve reconfiguring the building exits, however, access to all buildings will remain open and ADA-accessible at all times o Buildings 1E, 2E, 3E, 4E, and 15 through 18 will be the first buildings affected by this work o Residents will be notified in advance via flyers and phone calls once a start date is established o These plans have been shared with property management, resident association presidents, and the FDNY • Drilling of foundation piles for the new utility pods (small buildings) by building 2E, 4E, and 1W (West Pod) o The piles will form the foundation of the new utility pods o The utility pods will house critical electrical and mechanical equipment above the flood elevation to better protect building services during a flood event. • Full demolition of building 28 (590 Clinton Street) o The Red Hook East Plant will be constructed in its place to house standby generators and boiler equipment above the flood elevation

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, Food

Free prepared meals, from Rethink and RETI Center

When: Fridays at 3:00 pm, from August 21, 2020 until October 30, 2020

Where: Red Hook Library, 7 Wolcott St

Rethink NYC will be providing about 100 free, delicious, prepared meals (choice of meat or vegetarian) from its food truck at about 3 pm on Fridays in front of the Red Hook Library. All are welcome! Courtesy of rethinkfood.org and with the help of reticenter.org

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, Community, Emergency, Environmental, Health, Housing

NYCHA RED HOOK VIRTUAL COMMUNITY MEETING

When: Aug 5, 2020 7:00-9:00 pm

Where: Zoom meeting register: HTTPS://REDHOOKHOUSES.EVENTBRITE.COM

VIRTUAL COMMUNITY UPDATE MEETING The New York City Housing Authority's Recovery and Resilience Department invites you to a virtual community meeting to learn more about the ongoing Sandy work at Red Hook Houses and address resident concerns and questions. PLEASE RSVP TO RECEIVE THE MEETING ZOOM INFORMATION: HTTPS://REDHOOKHOUSES.EVENTBRITE.COM OR EMAIL: DISASTER.RECOVERY@NYCHA.NYC.GOV In Cooperation with Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez City Council Member Carlos Menchaca State Senator Velmanette Montgomery State Assemblyman Felix Ortiz NYCHA’s Recovery & Resilience Department Questions/Problems, 疑 问/家 里 的 问 题, Preguntas/Problemas (212) 306-8532 - disaster.recovery@nycha.nyc.gov tinyurl.com/SANDYRECOVERY

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, , Community, Emergency, Health, Information

COVID-19 Testing Site in Red Hook

When: Jul 7 9:00 am-Oct 7, 2020 8:00 pm

Where: Red Hook Recreation Center 151 Bay Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231

COVID Testing Pop-Up Site opening in Redhook starting July 10th with hours of 9a-7p, seven days/week (for aprox 3 months). Apertura del sitio emergente de pruebas COVID en Redhook a partir del 10 de julio con horas de 9 a 7 p, siete días a la semana (durante aproximadamente 3 meses).

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Important phone numbers for the Red Hook Community Justice Center

When: Monday, March 16, 2020

 

Staff is still here to support you and is fielding calls and emails. Please reach out with questions using the contact information below: DEFENSE ATTORNEYS Legal Aid Society (718) 237-2000 Brooklyn Defender Services (917) 426-5616 OTHER AGENCIES Clerk's Office (718) 923-8270 District Attorney's Office (718) 250-2001 or (718) 250-4782 PROGRAM STAFF Community Service/Social Services (347) 813-0318 or (917) 860-7494 GED (Pathways to Graduation) 718-208-7324 Housing Resource Center (347) 216-5738 or email joyr@nycourts.gov / emcgoldrick@nycourts.gov Neighborhood Safety Initiatives/MAP (917) 971-6355 Peacemaking (917) 319-0121 Red Hook CARES (victim services) 646-573-4665 Youth Programs/AmeriCorps (929) 277-8554

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Freedom School: Read Aloud!

When: Tuesday, July 7, 2020

 

With millions of children (and many of us) at home as communities respond to the coronavirus crisis, we are looking for a way to bring great CDF Freedom Schools®  books to children who do not have books in their homes. The CDF Freedom Schools community knows the power of Read Aloud, and now we want to take that online. We're asking any partners who can participate to record a video of an at-home Read Aloud and send it to us. We hope to collect Read Aloud videos that we can share with our networks on social media, while we also encourage people across the country to record their own Read Aloud and share it with us, their children, and their friends and families. Check out these examples of a CDF staff-led Read Aloud and a Read Aloud from our partners at The Listening,  Inc. CDF Freedom Schools program to get inspired! Please send us your videos at fsphotos@childrensdefense.org or post them on Instagram and Twitter, tagging us and using #ReadAloudforKids. Please follow us on Instagram at @childdefender1973. Please feel free to share with your networks, friends, and family.

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, , , Community, Emergency, Food, Information

Everyday Goods Available @ Regency

When: Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Where: The Regency 22 Commerce Street

Community Drop-In Hours Next Week This is a difficult time for all of us and we are sending you supportive energy, both to fortify your immune system and for your mind to remember that this crisis will pass. We have decided to postpone the workshop portion of next week’s community drop-in, but in light of the recent news of certain essential items not being available in stores, we want to offer our continued support by hosting a 4 hour window where you can come pick up everyday items at a discounted price. We will also provide some information on anti-viral immunity practices to keep yourself and loved ones strong. We can host either Tuesday or Thursday from 4-8pm. Email ushere to let us know which day is better for you, and we will send out an email letting you know which is the most popular option! Everyday Goods Available  We have sourced coffee, chocolate, diapers, cleaning spray, laundry detergent, oxygen cleaner (alternative to bleach), toilet paper, compostable trash bags, recycling bags, concentrated glass cleaner, odor/stain remover, deodorant, face wash and toner. We have added the brands we have to our website here. Plants and Herbs for your Immune System from Awarehouse Here are some natural antivirals you can pick up at a local health/herbal store or apothecary.

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, Community, Emergency, Housing

NYCHA is halting residential evictions for as long as the City is under a state of emergency.  

When: Monday, March 16, 2020

 

NYCHA encourages households experiencing a loss of income to access our rent hardship program. You may qualify for a rent reduction if all the following conditions are met: There is at least a 5% reduction to gross income; Current rent is more than 30% of the net household income; and Reduction in income has lasted at least two months. Residents can request a rent reduction by completing an Interim Recertification via the NYCHA Self-Service Portal or by calling their Property Management Office to request a paper form be mailed to your home. If your household experiences a complete loss of income, you may qualify for NYCHA’s Zero Income Policy; please call your property management office to participate in the required eligibility interview.  https://www1.nyc.gov/site/nycha/index.page

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, Community, Information

Communities for Police Reform Letter

When: Wednesday, March 18, 2020

 

In response to excessive policing during this time, CPR wrote this and is calling on the mayor to suspend broken windows policing. We should post and keep updated on this as well as what the community is saying about police response during COVID. https://www.changethenypd.org/releases/more-50-advocacy-organizations-call-mayor-de-blasio-suspend-broken-windows-policing-and?fbclid=IwAR0BR4oLPPW5uoCxoWJJAsh13Jgwcxei2rtnYVzBIOy_-Y9vPDJkZDvI-K4 Here's the Facebook post: https://www.facebook.com/changethenypd/photos/a.366911343385747/2882374948506028/?type=3&av=160549567321175&eav=Afbdt_Vh4Pb1Dy6mOvl1fJV__Wa5ZzkmVM6R4p6B1Uo5RMRuRgzrOY4rGNzdChVe1zM&theater

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, , Community, Emergency, Housing, Information

HPD Section 8 Information and Resources

When: Wednesday, March 18, 2020

 

HPD Section 8 has a notice on its website for HPD Section 8 tenants. The notice can be found here: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/hpd/services-and-information/section-8.page

The notice lays out HPD’s policy which includes:

100 Gold Street is closed to clients HPD will suspend any subsidy termination actions until further notice All tenant conferences and briefing that were scheduled will be postponed and rescheduled. If clients are experiencing a rent hardship due to a decrease in income, they should email HPD at DTRAI@hpd.nyc.gov or fax at 212-863-5299. All Hearings are cancelled and HPD will continue to pay the subsidy until a final determination is made. If your client has a recertification that is due and they can complete the recertification without putting their health at risk or risking exposure to coronavirus, they should mail, email or fax the recertification.  HPD is trying to hold clients harmless during this crisis.  They are also talking to HUD to get extensions and waivers to help protect tenants.

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, Community, Emergency, Information

Online Connectivity and Learning

When: Monday, March 16, 2020

 

Hello Families,  NYC just announced DOE Schools will close this week. Here are resources on how to get connected for families without WIFI, and resources to help with online learning and social connection. We practiced with an online sing-a-long this weekend and kids loved it.  Connect to free online resources here...

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