Emergency Supplemental SNAP benefit – July 2020

Emergency Supplemental SNAP benefit – July 2020

i Jun 11th No Comments by

For families not already receiving the maximum SNAP benefit for their household, there will be a one-time supplemental payment in July 2020.

See below for more information:

SNAP notice

Cancer Services Program – screenings available

i Jun 4th No Comments by

Please see the below announcement from the Cancer Services Program of Northeastern NY:

Cancer Services Program

Sunday, May 31, 2020 at 9 AM – FREE Food and Milk Pick-up

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On Sunday, May 31, 2020 starting at 9 AM, there will be a FREE drive thru milk and food pick-up (while supplies last) at the Plattsburgh State Fieldhouse (milk, dairy boxes and produce boxes).

See below for more information:

May 31


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While you are home practicing your social distancing, now is a great time to register to vote and make sure you count in the census! See the links below:




April 1, 2020 Update

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Happy April, all.

As of today neither NYS nor HUD has made any changes to public housing authorities and rent collection. Rent is still due. We understand that for some, it may be a hardship. We are doing what we can within the regulations to help. Those measures include the following:

1. Notifying us immediately of any income change (job loss, hours reduced, etc.) will allow us to lower your rent. We are working during this crisis to make these changes as fast as possible. Please, notify us immediately.

2. We have suspended late fees.

We’ve also made some additional changes to our office to help keep our staff and our residents healthy and safe.

The office window near the drop-box will be the location that residents will use for rent payment. Residents will not enter the office building. Please be prepared and dress appropriately based on the weather. You will notice a sign on a post that shows where the line should begin. Please keep approximately 6 ft. between yourselves in line.

Remember we have reduced office hours. The hours are as follows:
Wed., 4/1        9 am – 12:30 pm
Thurs., 4/2    12:30 pm – 3 pm
Fri., 4/3         9 am – 12:30 pm and 1:30 pm – 3 pm
Mon. 4/6       9 am – 12:30 pm

If possible and paying with a check or money order, please use the drop-box and we will mail a receipt to your household. Limiting contact is the best thing we can do at this time.

Finally, if you have any food or supply needs, we have created a hotline. Please call 518-561-0720 ext. 239 and leave your name, apartment and tell us what you need.

Stay safe and healthy. Practice all the necessary requirements. We will do our best to keep you updated!

Special Insurance Enrollment Period – March 16 to April 15, 2020

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In response to the COVID-19 public health emergency, the New York State of Health has made a Special Enrollment Period available to New Yorkers during which eligible individuals will be able to enroll in insurance coverage through NY State of Health, New York’s official health plan Marketplace, and directly through insurers.  The Special Enrollment Period is open from March 16 to April 15, 2020.  Medicaid, Essential Plan and Child Health Plus – can enroll year-round.


The Fidelis Care team is ready to assist you by phone. Call 1-866-435-9521 (TTY: 711) or you can contact your local Fidelis Care Representative, Kara Bruno-Hicks 518335-6380 or Victoria Perry at 518-223-3151.

Updated Press Release

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Free Internet/WiFi from Charter

i Mar 19th No Comments by

To all families that qualify for Free or Reduced Lunch, Charter is now offering free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have service through Spectrum. To enroll, call 1-844-488-8395. Installations fees are waived. There are no data caps.

For more information go to: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-TjZ8yN2VKMFbhaoG_FIquGgyCD4aSPS/view

Changes in PHA Office hours and Staffing Reduction (Effective: Thursday, March 19, 2020)

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The PHA is taking measures to ensure the safety of our residents, PHA team, and our community. PHA is reducing our daily staff by approximately 50% so please note the following changes:

  • Effective Thursday, March 19th, the Administrative Office is closed to scheduled appointments only, except during rent week. Residents are urged to deposit rent payments in drop-boxes or mail if possible (checks or money orders only; no cash in drop-boxes or mail)
  • Office hours for April rent week are as follows:
    • Wednesday, April 1st from 9 AM to 12:30 PM
    • Thursday, April 2nd from 12:30 PM to 3:00 PM
    • Friday, April 3rd from 9 AM to 12:30 PM and 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
    • Monday, April 6th from 9 AM to 12:30 PM
  • Visit our website regularly as this will be our main source of information (phaplattsburgh.com) or Facebook page, Plattsburgh Housing Authority
  • Senior high rises remain closed to non-essential visitors (allowable visitors include medical providers and aides)
  • Residents can leave a message at the PHA hot-line (518-561-0720 ext 239) to report their emergency food or supply needs
  • Only emergency work orders will be addressed during this time (518-726-0543), but continue to call in all work orders (518-563-0430 ext 105)

 **Paperwork to PHA can be put in the drop box at the Administrative Office, 4817 South Catherine Street, Plattsburgh, NY.**