Pop-up on COVID-19 and rent relief resources comes to Fresh Meadows this Wednesday

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Fresh Meadows Management Office, located at 188-02 64th Avenue. (Screenshot via Google Maps)

Assemblywoman Nily Rozic and Korean American Family Services Center will host a pop-up service to get the word out about the Emergency Rent Assistance Program and other COVID-19 relief resources in Fresh Meadows this Wednesday, Aug. 11.

Translation services will be available at the event. The event starts at 8:30 a.m. outside the Fresh Meadows Management Office at 188-02 64th Ave.

Fresh Meadows has seen substantial transmission of COVID-19 with 96 new cases per 100,000 people in the last week. However, 71.47 percent of people in Fresh Meadows have received one dose of the vaccine, compared to the Queens vaccination rate of 67.79 percent.

According to New York City Health Department data, one out of every nine people in this neighborhood were diagnosed with COVID-19, and the neighborhood had 139 overall deaths.

Rozic will be telling her constituents about the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP). New York state received about $2.6 billion from the federal government. However, according to the Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA), just over $1 million has been allocated to those in need.

“The urgency behind this and why I want to make ensure that residents are taking advantage of this program is that if we don’t spend this money by Sept. 30, the federal government can reclaim the funds,” Rozic said.

Rozic will be sharing information on how to secure funds in hopes of getting out much-needed relief to her constituents in Fresh Meadows.

For more information on the Emergency Rental Assistance Program, visit the OTDA website.