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WRO promotes equal, affordable & accessible housing
opportunities for all residents in our region.
Click to call for assistance: 914-428-4507

for 50 years...

saving homes

saving families

our mission...

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.

The city of Mount Vernon seeks community input on housing and community needs in Mount Vernon

Fair Housing In
Westchester and the Lower Hudson Valley Region
Fair Housing Testing Report
December 2015 – December 2018
Fair Housing In
Westchester and the Lower Hudson Valley Region
Fair Housing Testing Report
December 2015 – December 2018

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WRO Today

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

two peopleWRO 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

ladyWRO’s Independent Living Program assists psychiatrically disabled clients with housing issues and helps them obtain needed services.

Mortgage/Foreclosure Default Counseling

two peopleWRO 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.

Fair Housing

two peopleWhere 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

New York State Bans Source of Income Discrimination

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...

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