ALICE, an acronym which stands for Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed, represents the growing number of individuals and families who are working, but are unable to afford the basic necessities of housing, food, child care, health care, and transportation.
See the NYS ALICE Report for complete information.
Check out the interactive ALICE website.
We are offering free tax preparation virtually on a limited basis this year. Please call 845-331-4199 and leave your name, number, and you will be contacted with information about this year’s process.
You may also call AARP after 2/15/21: 845-443-8823, Monday-Friday, leave a message, and a volunteer will call you back.
United Way Worldwide and HR Block have partnered to offer free tax preparation for those with simple returns. For more information:
Teams of volunteers from local businesses and service organizations join together to complete community service projects at local non-profit organizations.
Provides funds for emergency needs, housing and utility assistance for low income families at risk of homelessness, unemployment, or hospitalization. An intake process is required and all payments are made to vendors (ie. landlords, utility companies, fuel oil companies, etc.). For more information contact the United Way at 331 – 4199.
The 2020-2021 Regular HEAP benefit opened November 2, 2020.
If you are eligible, you may receive one regular HEAP benefit per program year to help you pay for heating your home.
Eligibility and benefits are based on:
- household size,
- the primary heating source, and
- the presence of a household member who is under age 6, age 60 or older or permanently disabled.
Regular benefits for households that pay directly for heat based on actual usage are paid directly to the vendor that supplies the household’s primary source of heat. Benefits also available for heating equipment repair or replacement, or a clean and tune benefit.