Summer Cooling Resources

in New York City

As Summer in New York City heightens you can stay cool and healthy by taking special care and utlizing the resources we have below.

If you know of any additional resources please suggest them using our Listing Suggestion Form.

Beat the Heat

Office of Emergency ManagementCity of New York
website
Phone: 311212-639-9675 for Video Relay Service212-504-4115 TTY

The City of New York, Office of Emergency Management has established the "Beat the Heat" Program for all New Yorkers. On their website you can find programs that help you stay healthy during the Summer heat; a guide about heat illnesses; and ways you can help your neighbors that are struggling with the heat.

Cooling Assistance

(Air Conditioner Purchase Program)Human Resources AdministrationCity of New York
website

The Cooling Assistance benefit helps eligible households buy and install an air conditioner or fan up to a cost of $800. The deadline to submit applications is August 30, 2020. Air conditioners are provided on a first-come, first-served basis to eligible applicants. Applicants are only eligible for a Cooling Assistance benefit once every five years. If eligible, a household can get only one air conditioner or one fan, and the cost can’t go above $800 including installation fees. The benefit is not applied to an electric bill or issued as a cash benefit.

This helpNYC Listing is temporary. Listing expires August 30, 2020.

NYC Cooling Centers Map

City of New York
website
Phone: 311212-639-9675 for Video Relay ServiceTTY: 212-504-4115

Find a City of New York operated Cooling Center in your neighborhood by visiting maps.nyc.gov/cooling-center/.

Cooling Centers are making special accomodations to help stop the spread of the Coronavirus. They are ensuring social distancing, PPE adherence and enhanced cleaning.

Please note: The map is only active during a "heat emergency".

The Cooling Centers are operated by City of New York agency partners. Individual Centers accessibility and times of operation vary.

Please contact the Cooling Center in your neighborhood for more information.

HEAP Cooling Assistance

Human Resources AdministrationCity of New York
websitePhone: 311212-639-9675 for Video Relay ServiceTTY: 212-504-4115

The Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) is a federally funded program that helps low-income homeowners and renters pay for utility and heating bills. If you have received an electric, gas, or heating disconnect notice, you can apply for emergency financial help. You may also qualify for help if you have a low supply of heating fuel or a broken boiler or furnace.

Please visit the HRA Website for further information and expanded eligibility information.