RiseBoro recognizes the tremendous pain and anxiety that have impacted communities across NYC due to the Covid 19 pandemic. We offer services to help residents address their challenges and navigate the resources available.

Resource Navigation

In collaboration with the Mayor’s Office of Housing Recovery and the NYC Test & Trace Corps, RiseBoro operates a Resouce Navigation Program to COVID-19 affected households referred by NYC H+H. Resource Navigators work remotely and in the field to assess household needs and make referrals for supportive services, including immediate access to food and essential resources.

What We Do
• In-person or phone consultations with referred NYC H+H patients who are experiencing housing instability
• Referrals to programs based on eligibility
• Follow-up sessions, as determined necessary by the Navigator


Project Hope

NY Project Hope helps New Yorkers understand their reactions and emotions during COVID-19. Through an emotional support helpline, educational materials, and trusted referrals, NY Project Hope helps people manage and cope with changes brought on by COVID-19.

Project Hope Crisis Counselors understand what you are going through. Talking to them is free, confidential, and anonymous. Talk to someone who is trained, knowledgeable and never judges. Sometimes it helps to talk with someone you don’t know.


Free, Anonymous, & Confidential

Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP)

RiseBoro is a provider of The New York State Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) to Brooklyn and Queens neighborhoods. We provide significant economic relief to help low and moderate-income households at risk of homelessness or housing instability by providing rental arrears, temporary rental assistance, and utility arrears assistance. If you or someone you know is interested in receiving help to stay in a home, contact us for application assistance.



  • Household gross income is at or below 80 percent of the Area Median Income (AMI)
  • On or after March 13, 2020, a member of the household received unemployment benefits or experienced a reduction in income, incurred significant costs or experienced financial hardship, directly or indirectly
  • The applicant is obligated to pay rent at their primary residence and has rental arrears (rent overdue) at their current residence for rent owed on or after March 13, 2020.
  • The household must be at risk of experiencing homelessness or housing instability, which can be demonstrated by having rental arrears owed on or after March 13, 2020.

Food Pantry

RiseBoro’s’ food Pantry provides food for the community free of charge. Community members can stop by the Wellness Rising office located at 518 Bushwick Avenue during pantry hours and receive a bag of fresh produce that is meant to feed a family of four for a week. No ID is required. For pantry hours or questions please call (917) 810-3156.  Se habla Español.

Scott Short, RiseBoro CEO, packing food for redistribution. Food Pantry employees packing food bags for redistribution.

Packed food bags for redistribution.Food Pantry employees packing food bags for redistribution.