City Update - Monday, June 29, 2020

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We are committed to keeping you informed about developments regarding COVID-19. Please know you can find lots of information on the City of Newburgh website at www.cityofnewburgh-ny.gov.

Food pantries, food hotlines and occasional bulk food events are operating in our community. Please share this information with people who are in need. The people and groups who make these resources possible are working harder than ever to meet demand and our online list indicates how you can reach them to offer help. The Newburgh Armory Unity Center will host a food distribution on Wednesday of this week at 4pm. The group has been hosting these events on a weekly basis since the outbreak began and they are reaching hundreds of people each time. We are grateful for the organizations that have jumped in to help our most vulnerable neighbors. 

In early April, we announced extensions for a number of payment deadlines to help people during this unprecedented time. The next affected deadline is for the third nstallment for Real Property Tax. This was extended from 6/5 to 7/20 without fees. An extension is available for the fourth installment as well. City Hall remains closed to visitors at the moment and these payments can be made via mail or phone. We are looking forward to being able to safely open our doors to the public in the near future. 

Are you subscribed to the City’s monthly e-newsletter? Each month we blast out a summary of developments, happenings and behind-the-scenes snapshots that may be of interest to the community. The June edition is now out. Read it to learn about the reopening of our region, celebration of Juneteenth and Pride Month, and a special surprise for a resident celebrating her 90th birthday.  

The Census Bureau maintains an online map of response rates. The City of Newburgh’s response rate as of today is 38.4%. Use the map to keep tabs on how many households in our community and across the U.S. have responded so far. One of the easiest ways to answer the questions is by phone. For English, call 844-330-2020. For Spanish, call 844-468-2020. Want to help ensure the most accurate count of Newburgh? Reach out to the volunteers at Newburgh Counts who are strategizing for the best count of Newburgh. 

Thank you for helping us keep the City of Newburgh safe for everyone. Communities all over the world are facing the same challenges. When this is over, we will come out stronger than ever.