Statement on the Killing of George Floyd and Protests — WRO was founded 52 years ago to combat discrimination in housing and beyond. The senseless killing of George Floyd in police custody reminds us (again) how far this nation still has to go to unravel and remediate our shameful history of systemic racism and its continuing impact on criminal justice, policing, housing, health, education, employment, economic inequity, and more. We support the right of all people to peacefully protest social injustice and condemn racial inequity in all its many forms.
The 2020 Fair and Affordable Housing EXPO has been cancelled due to the pandemic.
The EXPO will return in 2021.
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In order to minimize opportunities for transmission of the COVID-19 coronavirus, the offices of Westchester Residential Opportunities (WRO) are
Our counselors are working remotely from home and will be available by phone (914-428-4507) and email (and checking their office voicemails regularly).
If you need to drop off copies of documents (please no originals), you can still do so through our office mail slot. We will have administrative staff checking the mail regularly. We hope to return to business as usual shortly. Please continue to check our website at www.wroinc.org regularly for updates.
Para reducir la transmición del virus COVID-19, the oficina de Westchester Residential Opportunities (WRO) está CERADA.
Los consejeros están trabajando de casa y están disponsibles por teléfono (914-428-4507) o correo electronico. Están revisando los mensajes de voz durante el día.
Si hay que entregar copias de documentos (por favor no deje los originales), los puede dejar en el buzon en la puerta. Vamos a tener personel administrativo revisando el coreo con frequencia. Esperamos volver a la oficina lo más pronto posible. Continúe visitando nuestro sitio web en www.wroinc.org regularmente para las últimas noticias.
En estos tiempos difíciles, nuestros clientes necesitan su apoyo más que nunca. La vivienda siempre es esencial – ¡done hoy a WRO!
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.
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News & Events
The 2020 Fair and Affordable Housing EXPO has been cancelled due to the pandemic. The EXPO will return in 2021.
Attorney General James Announces $4.5 Million Grant to Fund Fair Housing ProgramsGrants to Fund Programs Dedicated to EradicatingDiscriminatory Housing Practices Across New York NEW YORK – New York Attorney General Letitia James today announced a $4.5 million grant...
On April 12, 2019, New York State adopted the Lawful Source of Income Non-Discrimination Act to improve housing opportunities throughout New York, particularly for people on government assistance. For the past year, WRO has been committed to maximizing the...