New York State Eviction and Foreclosure Moratorium extended to January 15, 2022
As of July 31, 2021, Yonkers ERAP program is no longer accepting pre-screening forms, due to overwhelming demand and limited funds.
Any household impacted by Ida, that has at least one U.S. Citizen or Green Card holder of any age, can apply to FEMA for an “Other Needs Assistance” grant of up to $35,500.
Alert for Subsidized Tenants from Legal Services of the Hudson Valley
Alerta para inquilinos subsidiados de Servicios Legales del Hudson Valley
No family should go hungry. If you are short on food in this time of crisis, explore these links to find help.
In these challenging times, our clients need your support more than ever.
Housing is always Essential – please donate today to WRO!
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
Quality of life is important. Together, we can make a difference. The City of Mount Vernon Home Restoration Program is sponsoring a housing webinar for Mount Vernon homeowners for Wednesday, April 14, at 6:30 PM via Zoom. Have you fallen behind on your mortgage...
The She-Cession and What it Means for Housing Some economists have coined the economic slump brought on by the pandemic as a “she-cession” due to the disproportionate impact it has had on women, particularly women of color. According to the US Department of Labor...
Free Financial Assistance Program Webinar February 11, 2021 at 2:00pm At this free webinar, you will learn about the financial assistance programs through WRO, Inc. Learn about the programs offered to help you pay past due rent, utility, or mortgage payments. You will...