for 50 years...
to promote equal, affordable and accessible housing opportunities for all residents of our region
WRO welcomes James L. Hyer, Esq., as Counsel to WRO. James is and will remain a member of the WRO Board of Directors, but will expand his role with the organization as pro bono legal Counsel. James is an attorney in private practice and an Administrative Law Judge with the Westchester Human Rights Commission.
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Who We Are
Since 1968, Westchester Residential Opportunities, Inc. (WRO) has championed the expansion of non-discriminatory housing opportunities in our region for low- and moderate-income households, minorities, senior citizens and persons with disabilities, including psychiatric disabilities. WRO is a HUD approved Housing Counseling Agency, a licensed real estate broker and a United Way agency. All of our housing services for consumers are free (except for credit reports and first-time Home Buying educational material) and are funded by government grants, private contributions and corporate support.
WRO’s homeownership counseling can prepare you to buy a home
WRO is a HUD approved housing counseling agency offering first time home buying education to potential home buyers. WRO’s Homebuying program is designed to assist potential buyers in reviewing their household’s overall financial situation and preparing them for homeownership.
Independent Living Program
WRO’s Independent Living Program assists psychiatrically disabled clients with housing issues and helps them obtain needed services.
Mortgage/Foreclosure Default Counseling
WRO intervenes on behalf of homeowners in danger of mortgage foreclosure and may help financially with mortgage arrears. WRO encourages homeowners to attend our Mortgage Default Orientation Sessions to learn about the process and have an opportunity for Q&A with a counselor.
Where you live is your choice. Federal, state, and county fair housing laws protect you when you are looking for a place to live and while you are living in your house, co-op, condo, or apartment. WRO works to protect your rights if you live, or are looking for a place to live, in Westchester, Putnam, or Rockland counties in New York State.
News & Events
WHITE PLAINS HOUSING AUTHORITY HOUSING CHOICE VOUCHER (SECTION 8) PROGRAM WHITE PLAINS HOUSING AUTHORITY PROGRAMA DE VALES DE ELECCION DE...
As if trying to balance work and a new baby weren’t challenging enough, new parents in the Lower Hudson Valley are being systematically discriminated against by regional banks when they try to get mortgages.Throughout 2017 and 2018, Westchester Residential...
In a last-minute victory for fair housing agencies and advocates like WRO, New York State has banned housing discrimination on the basis of lawful source of income. The new law was adopted as part of the final statewide budget agreement reached by Governor...
Fair & AffordableHousing Expo 2019Saturday, March 911:00am-4:00pmFREE AdmissionWestchester County Center198 Central AvenueWhite Plains, NY 10606 Expo de Vivienda Justa y Asequible 2019 Sábado 9 de marzo De 11:00 a.m. a 4:00 p.m. Entrada GRATUITA...
In 2018, WRO’s Eviction Prevention Program helped almost 100 low and moderate income Westchester families avoid homelessness by providing cash assistance to those households, as well as counseling and education. WRO’s financial assistance came in several...