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District 18

Amanda Farías

Soundview-Bruckner, Soundview-Clason Point, Castle Hill-Unionport, Harding Park, Parkchester, Westchester Square

Homebase HRA
Homebase provides New Yorkers experiencing housing instability with various homeless prevention services and aftercare services to families and individuals exiting NYC DHS shelter to permanent housing. Homebase locations are servicing clients either via phone or for in-person services. Anyone seeking Homebase services should call the office in advance to schedule an appointment.
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Food Assistance Resources

Food Bank 

The Food Bank For New York City has been working to end food poverty in our five boroughs since 1983. As the city’s largest hunger-relief organization, we employ a multifaceted approach centered on helping low-income New Yorkers overcome their circumstances and achieve greater independence. Get Help Finding Food – Food Bank For New York City

City Harvest

This map shows locations that are currently distributing food, free of charge, throughout New York City.


In District Resources

Public Library After School Programs

The Castle Hill Library offers free weekly activities and classes for kids, teens, and adults. They have activities like lego creation hour, teen gaming, and adult art therapy– all free of charge. See their events calendar here.

The Clason Point Library’s free activities include career and college counseling for teens, storytime and afterschool programs for kids, family movie nights, and more!


Winter Resources

Department of Sanitation (DSNY)- Snow Response

Snow response is a year-round process see how the DSNY plans and organizes months before winter weather conditions strike here.

  • Track the snow removal vehicles in your neighborhood at PlowNYC.
  • File a report of snow or ice you need removed from City owned streets here.

What is Participatory Budgeting?

Participatory Budgeting (PB) is a democratic process in which community members directly decide how to spend a part of their Council Member’s local budget. Community members propose ideas to meet local needs in their districts, such as improvements to schools, parks, libraries, public housing and other public spaces. 

You can sign up to volunteer in the Participatory Budgeting process here.


Budget Resources

Read more about the Fiscal Year 2023 budget below.

Full Budget:

Capital Budget:

*Press Command and the F key and search “Farías” in the search bar to see District 18 allocations

Discretionary Budget:

*Press Command and the F key and search “Farías”


In-Office appointments are available for free immigration services with CUNY Citizenship Now. You can make an appointment for in person or virtually by calling 646-664-9400. Services are available in multiple languages including Spanish and Bangla.

If you need help navigating any of these resources please reach out to my office at 718-792-1140 or to speak with a member of my team.