Hester Street designed and produced a series of easy-to-use, graphic how-to guides that break down the complex requirements and processes for a variety of survival resources. These popular education tools are designed for vulnerable communities who face barriers to applying for and securing critical government support during COVID-19.

Together with Asian Americans for Equality and NY State Assemblymember Harvey Epstein, our first resource released focuses on processes for securing unemployment benefits for working-class and low-income New Yorkers. The guide was produced in English, Spanish and Mandarin and breaks down the complex and complicated unemployment process to help those who are out-of-work and in need of assistance. Download the resource guide here. Upcoming resource topics will include: a small business support guide, with a focus on immigrant, Black and Brown entrepreneurs, and a guide on rent relief for public and subsidized housing residents.