If you are interested in fair and affordable housing and want to be notified of available or upcoming offerings of affordable homes or rental apartments, the county highlights opportunities on the Homeseeker Web page. To find out if you meet the income, sales and rent limits for affordable housing, consult the income guidelines for Westchester.
Westchester has had a shortage of fair and affordable housing. Under state law, the county has limited legal authority to actually build housing. However, it assists and encourages the construction of housing by private developers and non-profit agencies by purchasing land, helping with housing development costs and by guiding local governments to do their part to create and preserve housing.
Many of the housing programs are administered by the county's Planning Department. Learn about our housing programs and other resources to help tenants, landlords, developers and home buyers and owners, as well as people with special accessibility needs.
If you face the possibility of foreclosure, find out about your rights and about foreclosure rescue scams. Learn more from our “Keeping Your Home” FAQs and about the process from the County Clerk’s Office. Take action. Don't wait until it's too late to get help.
In August 2009, former County Executive Andrew J. Spano entered into an agreement with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to settle a housing lawsuit. The settlement was approved by a majority of the Board of Legislators. The settlement, which calls for the development of 750 units of affordable housing by the end of 2016, is being promoted through the county's One Community Campaign.
It is illegal for persons involved in a housing search to be discriminated against. This includes the actions of realtors, landlords, advertisers, appraisers, bankers and home inspectors. If you believe you are a target of discrimination, you can find out what you can do and where to go for help.
The effects of lead paint can be harmful to children. Know what to do if you suspect your home was previously painted with lead paint.
Green and Smart Technologies
Westchester uses its resources to promote innovative "green and smart technologies" technologies that protect our environment.
Housing Opportunity Commission
The Westchester Housing Opportunity Commission (HOC) was established by the County Board of Legislators in 1994. The legislators adopted updated provisions for the HOC in 2010. Learn more about the HOC on their Web page.