News & Press Releases

Press Releases

Governor Cuomo: Student Loan Relief

Mayor Bloomberg: Free Housing


Colleges Step Up to Shelter Hurricane Sandy’s Victims -

Stepping into the breach, hundreds of staff and volunteers at ten college across the city provided round-the-clock care for thousands of evacuees made homeless by Hurricane Sandy. Their heroic efforts won praise from Mayor Bloomberg and a visit by Governor Cuomo. Learn more about this remarkable story of community service in this CUNY Newswire report:

OTDA Employee Emergency Notice

All OTDA worksites in New York City and Long Island will be open for business on Monday, November 5. Employees working in those locations are expected to report to work. All other OTDA Offices remain open. If you are unable to report to work on Monday, you must contact your supervisor and charge appropriate accruals.
For information on the New York City MTA commuter service visit the MTA website, for food and water distribution locations visit
Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance employees may check for emergency messages affecting the workplace at any time by calling the agency’s emergency phone number, 1-866-OTDA-911 (1-866-683-2911).

Local District Offices

For up-to-date information on New York City office closures, visit

SNAP Mass Replacement
Current Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients that reside in the following areas will automatically receive partial replacement SNAP benefits delivered via their Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) account: Nassau, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Suffolk, Sullivan and Westchester Counties.
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