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WRO promotes equal, affordable & accessible housing
opportunities for all residents in our region.

Click here to complete our housing intake form,
and then return it to us by email at info@wroinc.org

Eviction Prevention & Utility Shutoff Prevention

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Eviction Prevention Funds Available For City of Yonkers Residents Only

Tenants: If you are a tenant in the City of Yonkers and are behind in your rent, please complete this pre-screening form and return it by email to housinghelp@wroinc.org.

We will then review your form and contact you regarding next steps.

DUE TO OVERWHELMING DEMAND & LIMITED FUNDS, PRE-SCREENING FORMS FOR Y-ERAP WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED AFTER JULY 31, 2021

The COVID-19 Pandemic has effected so many Westchester County Residents. New York State has released an Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP). This relief could provide significant economic relief to help low and moderate-income Westchester County households (*except for residents of the City of Yonkers) at risk of experiencing homelessness or housing instability by helping prevent evictions. ERAP could provide relief from rental arrears, temporary rental assistance and utility arrears assistance.

For more information, visit otda.ny.gov/erap

New York State Extends Eviction and Foreclosure Moratorium until August 31, 2021

Eviction Prevention

WRO provides eviction prevention grants to qualified renters, and relocation help for the homeless based on completing an application and providing documents. If we are unable to assist, a referral can be made for assistance from another agency. Clients MUST first apply at their local Department of Social Services office locations listed below or on the last page of application linked below.
 Upon receiving services you are required to attend a financial literacy
“Credit & Budgeting” workshop.
Click here for the Interagency Eviction Prevention Application
Haga clic aquí para la Interagency Eviction Prevention Application
Please contact WRO to inquire about funds for:
• Rental arrears
• First month’s rent
• Security deposits
If you are facing eviction there are some steps you should take before scheduling an appointment for assistance. First go to the Department of Social Services for your city.
You will have to apply to the Department of Social Services for rental arrears assistance. If you are denied or need additional assistance please contact WRO to schedule an appointment with one of our housing counselors.
Social Service Agencies:
• Mt. Vernon: 100 East First Street
• Peekskill: 750 Washington Avenue
• White Plains: 85 Court Street
• Yonkers: 131 Warburton Avenue

Utility Shut-off Prevention

WRO provides assistance to clients with a Con Edison turn-off notice. Terms of assistance vary. Applicants are required to complete an application and provide documents. The Con Edison bill has to be in the applicant’s name. Clients must first apply at the Department of Social Services for assistance.
PLEASE NOTE: Please contact WRO prior to submitting an application for utility assistance.
Please be advised that you must meet program guidelines for receipt of any funding.
Please contact WRO to inquire about funds for:
• Rental arrears
• First month’s rent
• Security deposits
If you are facing utility shut-off there are some steps you should take before scheduling an appointment for assistance. Go to the Department of Social Services for your city. You will have to apply for utility shut-off prevention assistance. If you are denied or need additional assistance please contact WRO to schedule an appointment with one of our housing counselors.
Social Service Agencies:
• Mt. Vernon: 100 East First Street
• Peekskill: 750 Washington Avenue
• White Plains: 85 Court Street
• Yonkers: 131 Warburton Avenue