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Pequeñas empresas: ¿necesita un préstamo para superar el coronavirus? Considere una cooperativa

Las cooperativas de crédito son una fuente importante de PPP y otros préstamos para pequeñas empresas.

Small Businesses: Need a Loan Because You Were Impacted Financially by the Coronavirus

Escrito por Christopher Starr, Director de Asistencia Técnica

Durante la pandemia de coronavirus, muchas pequeñas empresas buscan recursos y apoyo para llegar a fin de mes. El Programa de Protección de Pago (PPP) de la Administración de Pequeñas Empresas (SBA) es una de las fuentes de financiación más conocidas y está disponible a través de instituciones financieras que se asocian con la SBA.

Muchas personas han solicitado préstamos a través de los bancos tradicionales. Desafortunadamente, debido a que los bancos tradicionales han estado utilizando sus estándares de suscripción estrictos y habituales para […]

Pequeñas empresas: ¿necesita un préstamo para superar el coronavirus? Considere una cooperativa2020-07-02T08:13:13-04:00

Cash Relief with Humanity Forward and SaverLife

Human Stories of the Coronavirus Pandemic

Neighborhood Trust recently partnered with SaverLife to distribute $1,000 checks generously funded by Humanity Forward to Bronx residents financially impacted by the coronavirus.

Our clients are among the hardest hit financially by the coronavirus pandemic, the hardest to reach, and most likely to be unsupported by the government’s relief efforts. They are small business owners, gig workers, healthcare workers. They are immigrants, documented and undocumented. They are working parents who unexpectedly have to pay for childcare now that school is closed. They are children who now have to […]

Cash Relief with Humanity Forward and SaverLife2020-10-30T19:11:58-04:00

TLC Launches Resource Center Offering Legal, Financial and other Services to Hard Hit Drivers, Owners

May 12, 2020 – New York – The New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) launched its Driver Resource Center (https://portal.driverresourcecenter.tlc.nyc.gov) May 12, offering a wide range of services to all TLC-licensed drivers and medallion owner-drivers. Among the services available to licensees are legal services, financial counseling, health and mental health referrals, and public benefits application support.

  • Medallion owner-drivers can work with a legal professional to review loan agreements, renegotiate relevant financing agreements, challenge debt collections or judgments and much more.
  • Drivers can schedule a free, one-on-one appointment over the phone with a financial counselor to manage money and create a spending plan, develop a strategy to minimize debt, draft letters to creditors to lower payments or temporarily suspend payments due to hardship, keep personal […]
TLC Launches Resource Center Offering Legal, Financial and other Services to Hard Hit Drivers, Owners2020-06-19T10:36:30-04:00

Small Businesses: Need a Loan to Get through the Coronavirus? Consider a Credit Union

Credit unions are an important source for PPP and other loans for small businesses

Small Businesses: Need a Loan Because You Were Impacted Financially by the Coronavirus?
By Christopher Starr, Director of Technical Assistance

Many small businesses are looking for resources and support to make ends meet during the coronavirus pandemic. The Small Business Administration’s Payroll Protection Program (or PPP) is one of the most well-known sources of funding and available through financial institutions that partner with the SBA. Many people have applied through traditional banks for a loan. Unfortunately, because traditional banks have been using their usual, strict underwriting standards to decide whether or not to give a loan—rather than taking into account the unusual circumstances caused by the pandemic—too many […]

Small Businesses: Need a Loan to Get through the Coronavirus? Consider a Credit Union2020-06-11T11:59:10-04:00

Statement from Neighborhood Trust on the Death of George Floyd and Institutional Racism

The devastating murder of George Floyd is only the latest, deeply disturbing example that institutional racism is endemic in our society and unconscionably allows Black Americans to be undervalued, discriminated against, and even killed.

Neighborhood Trust’s mission of financial empowerment is rooted in our understanding that our country’s economy was founded on and has grown via racist policies and institutions that have depleted the wealth—and the opportunity for economic mobility—of Black Americans and other people of color.

We have always focused on tackling the financial symptoms of racism, including poverty and the extreme racial wealth gap, but we need to do so more explicitly. This begins with taking a look at ourselves and ensuring we’re doing our part to confront and dismantle racism.

We stand […]

Statement from Neighborhood Trust on the Death of George Floyd and Institutional Racism2020-06-09T20:31:07-04:00

CARES Act: What You Need to Know

Your questions about the federal government’s emergency aid package answered

By Justin Enany, Project Manager / Financial Coach

On March 27, Congress signed into law a $2 trillion emergency aid package designed to mitigate the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic (1). Called the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, it is a comprehensive relief package that includes:

  • One-time direct payments to adults who filed income tax returns in 2018 or 2019 (1);
  • An increase in the amount of unemployment benefits as well as an expansion of the eligibility requirements (2);
  • Loans (which can be partially or entirely forgiven depending on eligibility) for small businesses and nonprofits (3);
  • Free counseling and low-cost training for small […]
CARES Act: What You Need to Know2020-04-21T10:57:14-04:00
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