New York launches web app connecting residents to pandemic benefits

StateScoop: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office on Monday announced the launch a new web application designed to connect residents with social services including unemployment benefits, food assistance and rent and mortgage relief.

The “Find Services” web app was developed by the state Office of Information Technology, the Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance and a group of 10 Google engineers. The Google team participated in the site’s development under New York’s “Technology SWAT Team” program, which recruits private-sector technologists to volunteer to develop IT components of the state’s COVID-19 response.

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