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Frequently Asked Questions 

How do I get started?

To make an appointment, call (718) 204-2430 extension. However, you don't to make an appointment to become a member with us. See our hours of operation.

You can also get your tax returns done for free between December 15 and April 14. Urban Upbound is an official IRS VITA partner. To make an appointment with a tax preparer, please call the number listed above.
To access any service, you can also visit our Contact Us page and fill out the form. We will get back to you soon.

What do I need to bring with me?

For free financial counseling: If possible, when meeting a financial counselor for the first time, please bring any of the following, so we can best assist you:

  • Paystubs 

  • Creditor statements/letters

  • If a NYCHA resident, please bring their family composition and rent calculation/lease any recent NYCHA letters

  • If you are in housing court or being sued, please bring any court documents or stipulations you have.

Any questions can be sent to jobsplus@urbanupbound.org.
For free employment services: If possible, when meeting an career counselor for the first time, please bring any of the following, so we can best assist you:
  • Resume (if you have one)
  • Most recent Photo ID
For free tax preparation assistance: Please bring the following to your scheduled tax prep appointment:
  • Proof of ID: Picture ID for all adults filing a return
  • Social Security cards of everyone listed on the tax return
  • Birth dates for all persons listed on the tax return
  • ALL wage & earning statements (such as W2, W-2G, 1099R) from all employers that may be associated with any income received by you or your household
  • If applicable, amounts paid for daycare and the child care provider’s identification number
  • If available, a copy of your previous year’s federal and state tax returns
  • A voided check or savings deposit slip to have your refund directly deposited into your bank account
  • * If filing a joint return, both you and your spouse need to be present to sign the return.
A checklist can be found here. To become a member of our Federal Credit Union and open an account:
Download the membership application here or pick one up at the credit union located at 13-03 40th Avenue, Long Island City, NY 11101!

How many people does Urban Upbound serve annually? 

Each year we serve approximately 6,000 men, women and youth, most of whom live in public housing.



General Info

4-25 Astoria Blvd.
Astoria, New York 11102
Phone: (718) 204-2430 ext. 221
Fax: (718) 204-0158
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