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Giving and Getting Help
With New York as an epicenter of the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, there are many areas of urgent need. REBNY is dedicated to supporting our community during this difficult time by leveraging our network to connect those with resources to communities in need and by providing urgent support to our members.
Below is a list of ways to support New York during this crisis, as well as assistance programs for REBNY members in need.
On this page, you will find resources on helping the community, including:
Established in 1994, REBNY Foundation’s Member in Need Fund provides grants to residential agents who are facing financial hardship. As an active member of REBNY, this is an additional resource available to those in need during the Coronavirus crisis.
Apply for the Fund here.
Donate to the Fund here.
Commission Advance Program
REBNY has partnered with Concord Advance and Premier Commission to provide financial assistance to members who are experiencing financial hardship during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. This partnership provides negotiated fees for our REBNY members at a 10% discount on published rates.
Click here to learn more about the Commission Advance Program for REBNY members.
- New Destiny Housing Tenant Emergency Assistance Fund. New Destiny Housing created a Tenant Emergency Assistance Fund for tenants facing hardship due to the Coronavirus crisis.
- New York Real Estate Cares for Mount Sinai. New York Real Estate Cares hosted a virtual benefit concert for frontline healthcare workers titled MUSICIANS FOR MT. SINAI. Funds benefit frontline healthcare workers & their great work at Mount Sinai. Click here to donate and watch the concert here.
- Greater New York Hospital Association (GNYHA). There is an ongoing need for surgical and N95 masks. If you have medical supplies and equipment that can be used by healthcare workers on the front line, click here to donate to GNYHA.
- Greater New York Hospital Association’s COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund. GNYHA is accepting donations to be directed to financially challenged facilities for COVID-19-related purposes. Click here for more information and details on how to donate.
- The New York City Police Foundation. Donations and emergency funding are being raised to secure masks, gloves and hand sanitizer for police officers on patrol across the city. Click here to make a donation.
- The NYC COVID-19 Response & Impact Fund. This fund, administered by the New York Community Trust, supports non-profit service providers that have been affected by the current Coronavirus public health crisis, including those addressing essential healthcare and food insecurity as well as arts and culture. Click here for more information and details on how to donate.
- The Robin Hood Foundation. The Robin Hood Relief Fund is providing support to nonprofit organizations and providing services and emergency cash assistance to individuals in need. In addition, Robin Hood is developing a food program to ensure that their network of nonprofit organizations can continue to serve low income communities. Click here for more information and details on how to donate.
- The Fund for Public Health. Funds raised through the Epidemics Fund during this period will be directed towards critical emerging needs identified by the Health Department to fight the COVID-19 outbreak. Click here for more information and details on how to donate.
- The New York City Fund for Public Schools. Funds and equipment are being collected to support distance learning. Click here for more information and details on how to donate.
- Counseling for Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Loan Applications. Empire State Development needs volunteers to counsel an estimated 500,000 small businesses across New York State that are eligible to apply for the federal Small Business Administration (SBA) disaster loans. Institutions that are prepared to field a team of volunteers should email Krissy Moore for more information.
The real estate industry is facing financial hardship due to the Coronavirus crisis. Here is a list of economic relief programs available to real estate professionals and small business owners.
- CARES Act. Click here to review a summary of Federal Stimulus Package refile programs in REBNY Resources: Recommended Economic Relief Programs for Real Estate Professionals During the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Crisis.
- SBA Disaster Loans. The SBA provides low-interest disaster loans to help businesses and homeowners recover from declared disasters. Click here for more information and details on how to apply.
- The NYC COVID-19 Response & Impact Fund. Through this fund, $75 million in grants and no-interest loans is being made available to New York City non-profits for a variety of activities. Click here for more information and details on how to apply.
- New York City Small Business Continuity Fund. Small businesses located in New York City that have been financially impacted by the pandemic are eligible to access interest-free loans of up to $75,000. Click here for more information and details on how to apply.