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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

Eviction Prevention & Utility Shutoff Prevention

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 can only be assisted with payment of one month’s rent. 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
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.
Click here for the Utility Application
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