SNAP On-Demand for Brooklyn residents

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In order to better serve New Yorkers in need, the Department of Social Services/Human Resources Administration is making the SNAP (commonly called Food Stamps) application process even easier by eliminating appointment interviews by telephone for NEW applicants.

Beginning September 1, 2017, clients will no longer have to wait for HRA to call during a scheduled appointment time to complete the interview portion of their NEW application. After they submit their application, clients will be able to call HRA’s call center 718-SNAP-NOW (718-762-7669) at any time during business hours from 8:30am – 5:00pm, Monday-Friday for an “on-demand” interview.

“On-demand” interviews will reduce the uncertainty of applying for SNAP, and will give clients more freedom and flexibility. We will do our best to spread the word about this exciting program, but we need your help.  If you work with New Yorkers who qualify for SNAP benefits and are served by the Fort Greene (S20), Williamsburg (S21), or North Brooklyn (S26) SNAP Centers, or live in any of the below zip codes, be sure that they know about this option.

11201 11203 11205 11206 11209 11210 11211 11213 11215 11216 11217 11221 11222 11225 11226 11227 11231 11232 11237 11238 11249

On-demand interviews are one of a series of improvements we are making at HRA to ensure clients can access our services quickly and easily.

In addition, I am also pleased to inform you that HRA has created a new, user-friendly online case management tool called ACCESS HRA. Our new ACCESS HRA website and mobile app (available for free in the Apple App Store and Google Play store) allow new and existing HRA clients to:

  • Monitor the status of new applications, recertifications, and active HRA cases
  • View HRA notices and upcoming appointments, and identify outstanding issues
  • Check EBT balance and upcoming payments
  • Update case information, including mailing address or preferred language
  • View a list of submitted outstanding eligibility documents
  • Request a budget letter
  • Sign up for text messages and email alerts, and much more!

Should any of your clients or constituents have any questions about SNAP On-Demand or where to apply for SNAP benefits, please visit our website or call the Department of Social Services Infoline at (718) 557-1399.

HRA depends on our partners in the community to help share this important information with the New Yorkers we both serve. Thank you for helping make this program a success.

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Fall 2017: Strong Families Studio

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Filming: Saturday August 19 (Three Seconds 1)

On Saturday August 19 2017 a Film for “Three Seconds 1” is scheduled to film scenes at the following locations:

FERRY 08/19/2017 05:00 AM – 08/19/2017 02:30 PM
63 FLUSHING AVENUE, Brooklyn (Interior Exterior)
Description: Wilcox traps Montgomery. He’s arrested. All filming takes place on boat in water. LOAD FERRY AT BROOKLYN NAVY YARD – DRIVE TO HARBOR FILM APPX 5HRS, DRIVE BACK TO BROOKLYN NAVY YARD. NO IMPEDANCE OF WATERWAY TRAFFIC. MARINE EVENT PERMIT APP SUBMITTED – LCDR JOSH BUCK GAVE VERBAL APPROVAL 718-354-2353
VTU Request: No
Request: drop and detach genny. – Request permission to stage and operate lights, camera, cables, dolly track, grip and other necessary equipment in curb lane and on sidewalk of above mentioned locations. -permission to run cables to generator for power. –Leave truck lift gates down and unattended. -request permission to detach tractors from trailers as needed. -request permission to operate portable generator. REQUEST: Oversized vehicles that exceed 13 ft. 6 in. in height, 8 ft. in width and 35 ft. in length on set. Request has been cleared with JW Buck, Chief of Waterways Management Division, US Coast Guard

PARKING REQUEST
NAVY STREET between FLUSHING AVENUE and YORK STREET
Street Side: South
Street Control: Full Block


HIGHWAY 08/19/2017 01:30 PM – 08/19/2017 06:30 PM
BQE between TILLARY STREET EXIT 29 and FLUSHING AVENUE EXIT 30, Brooklyn (Interior Exterior)
Description: DRIVING: The route is back and forth on the BQE 287 and the Manhattan Bridge between Flushing Avenue Exit 30 to Tillary St Exit 29, right turn onto Flatbush Ave, cont over Manhattan Bridge. Loop back.
VTU Request: No
Request: REQUEST: MovieTV Unit w RMP car to meet production at corner of Navy St and York St at 1pm. PERMISSION TO DRIVE IN TRAFFIC WITH CAMERA IN CAR ONLY

Permit# 371386

Filming: Saturday August 19 (Blindspot Season 3)

On Saturday August 19 2017 a Television for “Blindspot Season 3” is scheduled to film scenes at the following locations:

EXT NY Street 08/19/2017 12:01 AM – 08/19/2017 03:30 AM 
FLUSHING AVENUE between VANDERBILT AVENUE and CLERMONT AVENUE, Brooklyn (Exterior)
Description: Zapata walks towards the subway. She notices West get into Reade’s car as it is parked. Reade’s car pulls away.
VTU Request: Yes
Trucks: 1
Meeting Place: Truck: Friday, August 18th @ 6:00AM to Flushing & Vanderbilt Avenues, Brooklyn. (Signs posted Friday, August 11th)

PARKING REQUESTS

•  FLUSHING AVENUE between VANDERBILT AVENUE and CLERMONT AVENUE • Street Side: South • Street Control: Full Block
•  CLERMONT AVENUE between FLUSHING AVENUE and PARK AVENUE • Street Side: East • Street Control: Full Block
•  VANDERBILT AVENUE between FLUSHING AVENUE and PARK AVENUE • Street Side: West • Street Control: 1/2 Block

Permit# 370689

Shooting Response at Ingersoll Houses

Thank you for the tremendous well wishes and warmth that you have shared with me over the last few days (and the love you have expressed for me while I experience this miraculous journey). Please keep sending love and prayers, but I ask you to also start extending that love and prayer for others.

It’s with a heavy heart that my staff, the Mayor’s Office to Prevent Gun Violence (MOPGV) and Gangstas Making Astronomical Community Changes Inc. will lead up a shooting response at the Ingersoll Houses. May the family and friends be embraced by the love and support of the community during these moments of reflection.

Almost two years ago, I envisioned an office to prevent gun violence that could work side by side with the community, particularly when cure violence sites were not ingrained into the pre-existing culture. And I feel satisfied that I helped to create this office because the work that happens in this office and at cure-violence sites comes from countless years of community knowledge, strength and compassion. This is the type of support our neighbors and families need when they experience a loss from gun violence.

Thank you to the mayor for allocating the resources and Jumaane D. Williamsand Vanessa L. Gibson for working as collaborators and seeing this vision through. We appreciate Eric Cumberbatch, the Director at MOPGV and his staff for always being available to lift up families and to our brothers and sisters that keep the peace and are violence interrupters. I am thankful that resources for this vital safety component are in place.

 

Join my Colleagues and I This Monday For an Interfaith Prayer Walk In Crown Heights.

It has been said that Crown Heights serves as ground zero for the intersection of faiths in Brooklyn. This Monday. July 24th I invite you to join us at 6PM as we utilize prayer as a tool to combat violence across the board. Help me by sharing this flyer and coming out to pray with us as we come together in unity!

 

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