Frequently Asked Questions on Coronavirus in Hartford
- Foodshare– Visit: Foodshare.org, Call Foodshare at: 860-286-9999
- Grace Church Food Pantry 870 Prospect Ave., Wednesdays, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
- Hartford Public Schools has boxed lunches for children ages 18 and under. Visit their website at: http://www.hartforschools.org or call their Food & Nutrition Line at: 860-695-8490.
- Meals On Wheels (Hartford) CRT Program– Contact: 860-560-5848
- Mutual Aid Hartford is a cooperative effort of Hartford neighbors, helping one another. Making sure that individuals who are immunocompromised, have no transportation, or can’t go directly to a food bank, get the food they need. Email: email@example.com -or- visit the website: https://www.mutualaidhartford.com
Where do I go if I want to get tested for COVID-19?
- YOU DON’T NEED A DOCTOR’S NOTE TO GET TESTED for CORNAVIRUS
- YOU DON’T NEED TO SHOW SYMPTOMS TO GET TESTED
- Click Here for FREE Coronavirus testing locations in Hartford!
Need FREE transportation to the drive-through testing site?
- Call: 860-757-9311. The City of Hartford is now providing FREE transportation to Hartford residents who need transportation to get to drive-trough testing sites.
Will I have to pay for a coronavirus test?
- No, you don’t have to pay, it’s FREE.
What if I can’t pay my rent?
- Contact the State of CT with their new Temporary Rental Assistance Housing Program. If you qualify you can receive up to $4,000 for help with your back rent. Call 1-860-785-3111 or Click here.
RETURNING BACK TO WORK
I’m concerned about returning back to work, what can I do?
- Check out CT Law Help click here – they provide vital information to employees, especially to those who are retuning back to work and have questions.
PAYING TAXES- IN HARTFORD
What can I do, I can’t pay my City of Hartford taxes during this pandemic?
- You now have a 90 day deferment period to pay Hartford City taxes for residents, businesses, nonprofits and who have suffered a significant economic impact by COVID-19, for the payment of real property, personal property and motor vehicle taxes. Hartford City Council approved this in April.
- For elderly residents- there’s the Elderly Tax Relief Program which allows for a $500 tax credit for Hartford senior homeowners. Interested in this program call: 860-757-9311 or email Janice.Castle@hartford.gov
I live in a high density neighborhood in Hartford, where can I park my car now that there’s not enough on-street parking?
Hartford City Council members Wildaliz Bermudez & Josh Michtom introduced (and City Council passed) legislation to have the “Blue Light Lots” go into effect. If you live in a high density neighborhood and are looking for on-street parking near your residence, you now have an opportunity to park your vehicle in designated areas throughout the city so as to ease the burden of not having parking availability since thousands are staying home. Here’s the list of locations: 130 Sisson Ave; 2434 Main St; 135 Main St; 20 Francis St; 60 Chadwick Ave; 45 Evergreen Ave; 77 Laurel St; Sigourney St & Homestead Avenue; Learning Corridor Parking Garage – Brownell St Entrance. All Hartford Public Schools Parking Lots are available here: http://bit.ly/2y8NpzP
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