COVID-19 Financial Resources

Businesses in the Syracuse area hiring:


Loss of Employment



Economic Impact Payment/ Stimulus Checks



Assistance with Bills & Loans


  • General Bills/ Loans: If you are anticipating having trouble paying bills or loans on time then reach out early to lenders and creditors

    • Spectrum: waived late fees and will not terminate service for 60 days

  • Credit Cards: Many major credit card companies have put new procedures in place to assist those who have been financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Contact your provider and see what procedures they have put in place to assist you.​

  • Student Loans: If you are unable to make payments on your student loans then you may qualify for a delayed or reduced payment program

  • Home Mortgage: All New York State regulated financial institutions are required to provide 90-day mortgage forbearance for individuals experiencing financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Contact your loan provider for more information on how to apply for forbearance.

    • If you have been denied forbearance, and believe your application was wrongly denied you may file a complaint with the New York State Department of Financial Services at 1-800-342-3736 or


Assistance Filing Taxes

  • The NYS tax filing deadline and IRS Federal tax filing deadlines have been pushed to July 15, 2020. All taxes owed to NYS and the IRS will need to be paid by this date as well.  


Consumer Protection from Fraud


Legal Aid Phone Numbers:

Appeals 315-218-0168
Divorce and UIB 315-218-0141
Family Court 315-218-0198
Foreclosure 315-218-0145
Immigration (English) 315-218-0196
Immigration (Spanish) 315-218-0152
Landlord Tenant 315-218-0141
Parole 315-218-0153
General Intake 315-218-0141
General Intake (Spanish) 315-218-0105

315-474-1939 ext. 5