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
January 31, 2019Westchester Residential Opportunities participated in 2017 and 2018, along with some 30 other affordable housing, community development, fair housing, for- and nonprofit organizations, in a Regional Affordable and Fair Housing Roundtable,...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 3, 2018 --Contact: Marlene Zarfes, 914-428-4507, firstname.lastname@example.org --Westchester Residential Opportunities Welcomes New Executive DirectorWhite Plains, NY – Westchester Residential Opportunities, Inc. (WRO), a non-profit...
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50th Anniversary GalaWednesday 10/10/2018Honorees:Dorothy BotsoeIra SchumanThe Board of Directors and Staff of Westchester Residential Opportunities, Inc. invite you to cocktails and dinner at a Gala in celebration of 50 years of promoting fair,...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 26, 2018 Contact: Geoffrey Anderson, Westchester Residential Opportunities, 914-428-4507 Westchester Residential Opportunities Settles Fair Housing Lawsuit Against Town of Bedford White Plains, NY – Today, Westchester...
Report Raises Concerns about the Availability of Mortgage Lending to Hispanic Borrowers with Limited English Proficiency
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 28, 2018 Report Raises Concerns about the Availability of Mortgage Lending to Hispanic Borrowers with Limited English Proficiency White Plains and Mamaroneck, NY. Today Westchester Residential Opportunities, Inc. (WRO) and...
Lawsuit Alleges Town of Bedford Favors Whites in its Middle-Income Affordable Housing Program Today, two fair housing organizations, the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) and Westchester Residential Opportunities (WRO) filed a lawsuit in federal court (SDNY) alleging...