SNAP On-Demand for Brooklyn residents

hra.png

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.

Advertisements

BK District 35: September Community Board and Precinct Council Meetings

Seal_of_New_York_City colorThe following are the scheduled meetings for the community boards and precinct councils within the 35th Council District in Brooklyn.

NOTE: Meetings are subject to change. Please call to confirm.

Brooklyn Community Board No. 2

Meeting (second Wednesday of the month): September 13 at 6 PM

Location: Ingersoll Community Center  – 177 Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn, NY

Phone: (718) 596-5410

Email: cb2k@nyc.rr.com


Brooklyn Community Board No. 3

Meeting (first Monday of the month): September 11 at 7PM

Location: Restoration Plaza -1368 Fulton St, basement level, Brooklyn, NY

Phone: (718) 622-6601

Email: bk03@cb.nyc.gov


Brooklyn Community Board No. 6

Meeting (second Wednesday of the month): September 13 at 6:30PM

Location: Cobble Hill Health Center – 380 Henry Street Brooklyn, NY

Phone: (718) 643-3027

Email: Info@BrooklynCB6.org


Brooklyn Community Board No. 8

Meeting (second Thursday of the month): September 14 at 7PM

Location: Concern for Independent Living – 151 Rochester Avenue Brooklyn, NY

Phone: (718) 467-5574

Email: info@brooklyncb8.org


Brooklyn Community Board No. 9

Meeting (fourth Tuesday of the month): September 26 at 7PM

Location: M.S. 61 – 400 Empire Boulevard Brooklyn, NY (stationary location)

Phone: (718) 778-9279

Email: bk09@cb.nyc.gov


71st Precinct

Meeting (every third Thursday of the month): POSTPONED TO September 28 at 7:30 PM

Location: M.S. 61 -400 Empire Boulevard Brooklyn, NY (stationary location)

Main Line: (718) 735-0511

Community Affairs: (718) 735-0527


77th Precinct

Meeting (every second Monday of the month): September 11 at 7:30PM

Location: Anchor House – 1041 Bergen Street, Main Floor Brooklyn, NY

Main Line: (718) 735-0611

Community Affairs: (718) 735-0634


78th Precinct

Meeting (every last Tuesday of the month): September 26 at 7:30PM

Location: 78th Precinct – 65 6th Avenue Brooklyn, NY (stationary location)

Main Line: (718) 636-6411

Community Affairs: (718) 636-6410


79th Precinct

Meeting (every fourth Wednesday of the month): September 27 at 7PM

Location: Brooklyn Job Corps Center – 585 Dekalb Avenue Brooklyn, NY (stationary location)

Main Line: (718) 636-6611

Community Affairs: (718) 636-6626


84th Precinct

Meeting (every third Tuesday of the month): September 19 at 7PM

Location: Brooklyn Borough Hall, Community Room – 209 Joralemon Street Brooklyn, NY (stationary location)

Main Line: (718) 875-6811

Community Affairs: (718) 875-6850


88th Precinct

Meeting (every third Tuesday of the month): September 19 at 7PM

Location: French-speaking Baptist Church – 209 Clermont Avenue (entrance on Vanderbilt and Willoughby avenues) Brooklyn, NY

Main Line: (718) 636-6511

Community Affairs: (718) 636-6526


PSA3

Meeting (first Wednesday of the month): October 3rd NOT September 6 at 7PM

Location: Brooklyn Job Corps Center – 585 Dekalb Avenue Brooklyn, NY (stationary location)

Main Line: (718) 386-4101

Community Affairs: (718) 386-4537

TODAY: Shooting Response in Fort Greene

shooting response Myrtle Ave

9/19 Event: Community Town Meeting on the NYS Constitutional Convention

20840692_10154819931401680_3718910933035506816_n.jpg

September 2017: Bike Helmet Fitting & Movie Night

bike helmet fitting revised


20900986_10155334816342481_1280540508396013720_o