NYC Mayor’s Community Affairs Unit Newsletter – August 06, 2022

Dear New Yorker,  

On Thursday, Mayor Adams raised the Peruvian flag at Bowling Green to honor Peruvian Independence Day. We celebrate the pride and the joy of the Peruvian people. ¡Que viva el Perú!  

CAU marched with Mayor Adams this weekend at the 33rd annual Bronx Dominican Day Parade. New York City is proud of its Dominican community, which is the largest outside of the country itself!  

Today, Mayor Adams issued an emergency executive order declaring a local state of emergency due to the monkeypox outbreak. To learn more about monkeypox, please visit Additional vaccination appointments continue to be posted – please sign up at or call 877-VAX-4NYC.  

For the latest updates, please follow CAU on Twitter and Facebook.   All the best, Fred Kreizman Commissioner, Community Affairs Unit          

Key Updates:    

Your Faith In Action  Join us for a a discussion bringing to light issues surrounding civics and faith as well as learning about the august primary. RSVP At  

NYC Mayor’s Office of Housing Recovery Operations
Were you impacted by Post Tropical Storm Ida? We may be able to help!
• If you own a 1-4 family home that was uninhabitable because of damage from Ida; and
• You applied for FEMA or were not eligible for FEMA assistance because you are a landlord; and
• Have either been denied or received less than the amount needed to complete repairs that would make the home habitable, then
• You may be eligible for assistance up to $72,000* to cover the cost of the repairs to make the home 
habitable** and for mitigation measures to protect against future damage.
APPLICATION DEADLINE SEPTEMBER 12, 2022 *Subject to program policy guidelines.
**Program habitability is defined as having functioning heat, hot water, electricity, and gas 
(where applicable) with at least one running tap with potable water and one functioning toilet.
For more information, please contact us!
Phone: (212) 615-8329

2022–2023 School Year Calendar 
Visit The  2022-23 School Year Calendar Page to get a quick view on important dates and translated, printable versions of the calendar. For the 2021-22 calendar, please visit the 2021-22 School Year Calendar Page. If your child attends a private, parochial, charter school, NYCEEC Early Childhood Community-Based Organization or Family Childcare Program, please contact your child’s school for information about their calendar.       

In case you missed it:       
It was a privilege to present @EconomyCandy a proclamation honoring 85 years of commitment to the #LowerEastSide community. Here’s to 85 more! — Mayor’s Community Affairs Unit (@mayorsCAU) July 30, 2022    

The Office of Faith & Community Partnerships met with Sr. Faith Based Director Ann Marie from @NYCHealthSystem Health + Hospitals to explore partnership opportunities and connect the interfaith community to city resources. #cityoffaith — Mayor’s Community Affairs Unit (@mayorsCAU) July 27, 2022    

@MayorsCAU presents a @NYCMayor proclamation recognizing Shaykh Ahmadou Bamba Day! — Mayor’s Community Affairs Unit (@mayorsCAU) July 29, 2022        

Highlights From the City Hall Press Office:      

32nd Anniversary of the ADA:
Mayor Adams marked the 32nd Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by honoring several individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to increasing accessibility, as well as advocating for people living with disabilities, during a reception at Gracie Mansion. The Mayor also announced the appointment of Christina Curry as Commissioner of the Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities (MOPD).  

Construction Starts on Morris Heights Affordable Homes:
Mayor Adams and Governor Hochul announced the start of construction on a $189 million affordable housing development in the Morris Heights section of the Bronx. Starhill Phase I will feature 326 affordable apartments, including 200 homes with supportive services for individuals experiencing homelessness.  

‘Rise Up NYC’ Concert Series:
Mayor Adams announced the launch of the ‘Rise Up NYC’ concert series which will provide 10 free community concerts that will be performed across all five boroughs this summer. For more information about the concert series, including a list of artists that will be updated as each event gets closer, visit the ‘Rise Up NYC’ website.      

Additional Resources:      

Get a map of food resources across the city Use this map to find locations that offer free food (food pantries and soup kitchens), as well as grocery stores and farmers’ markets.  

NYC Well is your connection to free, confidential mental health support. Speak to a counselor via phone, text, or chat and get access to mental health and substance use services, in more than 200 languages, 24/7/365. Contact NYC Well by calling 888-NYC-WELL (888-692-9355), texting “WELL” to 65173 or chatting at  

Mental Health For All is a new comprehensive hub with helplines and services that offer a range of free, direct support to meet the needs of all New Yorkers, including young people, communities of color, and people with serious mental illness. Everyone has been affected in some way by this past year, and our mission is to ensure that every person has the support they need. Visit to find mental health resources and substance misuse support that meet your needs.  

Notify NYC
As part of New York City Emergency Management (NYCEM), Notify NYC is New York City’s dedicated emergency public communications program. Notify NYC staff operate 24×7 out of Watch Command, where they constantly monitor emergency activity in New York City and the metropolitan area.         

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