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BENEFITS & FINANCE

Our food distribution program is yet another way NMIC connects the community with urgently-needed services. Our team alleviates the stress of not knowing where and when the next meal is coming from for 300 community members monthly.
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Maria Guzman-Colon
Special Projects Manager

Low-income New Yorkers have many obstacles to accessing food security, affordable health care, and financial stability. Our Benefits & Finance Services provide our community members with the tools, resources, and services they need to have secure and prosperous futures. These include screening and enrollment assistance to support community members as they navigate the complex systems to access over 40 public benefits, financial empowerment, tax preparation, and more. Read on to find out about our specific programs.

Our food distribution program is yet another way NMIC connects the community with urgently-needed services. Our team alleviates the stress of not knowing where and when the next meal is coming from for 300 community members monthly.

Maria Guzman-Colon, Special Projects Manager

Our Services

Benefits Access

Application assistance and advocacy to access benefits from NYC Human Resources Administration (HRA) including rental assistance grants, SNAP, and other benefits.

Tax Preparation

 Seasonal tax assistance to low-income individuals and families.

Consumer Debt Legal Services

Advocacy and legal counsel for residents with consumer debt issues including active consumer debt court cases, judgements, frozen bank accounts, and garnishment of wages.

Unemployment Insurance

Advice for clients on applying for and accessing unemployment insurance benefits, and representation to address denials or incorrect benefit levels.

Financial Empowerment

NMIC is an NYC Financial Empowerment Center! We’ve partnered with Neighborhood Trust Financial Partners and the NYC Office of Financial Empowerment to provide these services.

Food Pantry

NMIC offers emergency food pantry services with the West Side Campaign Against Hunger.
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