Community News and Activities
The Health Benefits for Immigrant Adults (HBIA) program is now open! As a reminder, this is a Medicaid-like program for undocumented immigrants and legal permanent residents who have had that status for less than 5 years. Income eligibility mirrors the ACA Adult program – so those with incomes at or below 138% FPL ($1,563/month) are eligible. The Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services (HFS) estimates at least 11,000 immigrants in Illinois will be eligible for this expansion.
Coverage can begin as soon as an applicant is approved and can be backdated to cover past medical bills to February 1, 2022, if the applicant was eligible. Apply through ABE! Individuals would like like to apply can also call the helpline for assistance.
Americans can now order four more free at-home COVID-19 tests from the U.S. government at
to be shipped to their homes.
A GREAT program at Parkland that trains people to go into construction trades. The program is 12 weeks long. Tuition is covered 100% by Parkland. And students receive a $10 per hour stipend while in the program. Anyone of any immigration status is elegible to apply. A few things that are important for people to know about eligibility: 1) the person must have a valid drivers license (a TVDL is accepted); 2) they must be able to read and write in English at a 7th grade level; 3) they must be able to pass a drug test (including a screening for marijuana). See the flyer below for more information along with a slide about how much people can earn in these areas. There are still spots available in the class starting at the end of March!
New American Welcome Center和Stephens Family Ymca合办的Y on the fly活动，为不是会员的孩子们提供了免费参加活动的机会。
4月2号 New Amercian Welcome Center 赞助的ISCU的活动，可以为小孩子免费领衣服，还提供吃的和孩子的活动。
为了支持华裔小企业者，SBA专门设了一系列的中文讲座，欢迎有意经营小企业者参加。（SBA and Renaissance Economic Development Corp, SBA Microloan Lender)
Business Recovery Planning in the Wake of COVID
Fri. 3/4/2022 11:00am-12pm (SBA and Greater New York Chamber of Commerce)
Marketing Strategies with Neuro-Marketing Concepts
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香槟丛刊“社区信息”栏目专注于香槟地区最近的社区动态与 信息。本栏目的内容由New American Welcome Center at University YMCA协助提供。
New American Welcome Center：