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Inaugural Session Presented by the NYC Human Resources Administration/Department of Social Services Will Discuss Resources for Cash Assistance, Employment Services, Child Support Services, Homelessness Prevention, and More


BROOKLYN NY (February 14, 2023) – Next Tuesday, Brooklyn Borough President Antonio Reynoso’s Department of Constituent Services will launch a community resource information series. The first session will be presented by the NYC Human Resources Administration/Department of Social Services (HRA/DSS) and will discuss resources for cash assistance, employment services, child support services, homelessness prevention, and more. The evening’s program will include a presentation by HRA/DSS, followed by a Q&A session. Attendees will also have access to local nonprofits that will be tabling at the event, providing additional resources and information on the evening’s topics.


Tuesday, February 21, 2023; 6-8pm ET


Brooklyn Public Library – Brooklyn Heights Branch

286 Cadman Plaza West

Brooklyn, NY 11201

“I grew up in Section 8 housing. My family relied on welfare and food stamps. I know the big difference even a bit of help can make,” said Brooklyn Borough President Antonio Reynoso. “But resources are no good if no one knows they’re there or if they’re too hard to access. I’m so grateful to my constituent affairs team for their expert navigation of our city agencies and hard work advocating on behalf of Brooklynites. This upcoming session with HRA/DSS will be the perfect start of our new series connecting people with support. Thank you to the Brooklyn Public Library, my fellow elected officials, our city agencies, and the many other local organizations who are collaborating to make this session possible.”

Additional resources will be provided by:

  • NYC Human Resources Administration/Department of Social Services (HRA/DSS)
  • NYC Consumer and Worker Protection
  • NYC Mayor’s Public Engagement Unit Rent Freeze
  • Catholic Charities Brooklyn & Queens
  • RiseBoro Community Partnership

The session is presented in collaboration with:

  • Brooklyn Public Library
  • NYC Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs
  • Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez
  • Congressman Dan Goldman
  • State Senator Andrew Gounardes
  • Assembly Member Jo Anne Simon
  • Council Member Lincoln Restler

Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs (MOIA) will provide live interpretation services in Garifuna, Mandarin, and Spanish. Additional accommodations are available upon request. For further information on accessibility or to make a request for accommodations, such as sign language interpretation services or audio description (AD), please contact [email protected] by February 14, 2023, to ensure availability.

The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s Rat Academy will present the second session of the series in March, focusing on safe and effective methods for rat prevention in homes, buildings, and communities. Additional details on the second session to come.


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