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County Housing Programs

warburtonhastings1Technical assistance and county funds are available for the development, preservation or improvement of the county’s fair and affordable housing stock. In order to qualify the housing must meet the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Income Limits. Once income qualification is established, the Westchester County’s sales and rent limits are used for participation in many, but not all, of the County administered housing programs. This information is included in the Westchester County 2013 Area Median Income (AMI) Sales and Rent Limits guide.

Funds from various programs are available to eligible homeowners, tenants, landlords, developers, homeless families, senior citizens and households with a disabled family member. For more information on the programs listed on this page contact Tyneshia Royal at the Division of Housing at tka1@westchestergov.com, or by phone at (914) 995-2413.

Please note that the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program is no longer run by Westchester County. As of January 1, 2011, it is administered by CVR New York. Call (914) 995-2415 or (914) 995-5110 for more information.

Housing Development
New Homes Land Acquisition (NLHA) Fund
NHLA assists in the acquisition of property that will be used to develop new affordable housing, or property that will be rehabilitated or adaptive reused for fair and affordable homeownership or rental housing. The single or multi-family housing can be a mixed-income or mixed use project and must meet the minimum income affordability thresholds for sales or rental project.
Housing Implementation Fund (HIF)
HIF assists in the construction of municipally-owned infrastructure that supports the development of new fair and affordable homeownership or rental housing. The development may include new construction, redevelopment or an adaptive reuse of existing property. This affordable housing may be single or multi-family, mixed-income or mixed-use, and must meet the minimum income affordability thresholds for sales or rental projects.
HOME Investment Partnership
HOME funds are used to develop and support fair and affordable single or multi-family housing. Eligible activities include new construction or the rehabilitation of fair and affordable homeownership or rental housing units which must meet the minimum income affordability thresholds for sales or rental projects.
Housing Rehabilitation
Weatherization Referral Assistance Program (WRAP) 
WRAP funds are used for the energy conservation rehabilitation of the single family homes of elderly homeowners, (age 60 or over) which are used as a primary residence. Eligible conservation measures include the replacement of roofs, boilers, windows, and storm doors.
Lead Safe Westchester (LSW) Program 
LSW funds are used to rehabilitate single or multi-family housing in order to eliminate or control lead-based paint hazards. Eligible activities include the assessment of the lead hazards and encapsulation or rehabilitation of affected surfaces. Priority consideration is given to a household with a lead-poisoned child under the age of six.
Property Improvement Program (PIP)
PIP funds are used to rehabilitate single or multi-family housing. Funds can be used to acquire and rehabilitate property for fair and affordable rental or homeownership housing, including accessory apartments.
Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS (HOPWA) 
The HOPWA program awards grants for the acquisition, construction, rehabilitation, conversion, lease and repair of buildings that provide housing for persons with AIDS. It can also fund related supportive services, operating expenses and rent assistance. Priority is given to the funding of an on-going rental assistance program.
Rental Assistance
Section 8* 

Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers assists households with the payment of rent, and can also support homeownership opportunities for families participating in the county’s Family Self-Sufficiency program.

*Please note that the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program is no longer run by Westchester County. As of January 2011, it is administered by CVR New York. Call (914) 995-2415 or (914) 995-5110 for more information..

Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS (HOPWA) 
HOPWA funds can be used for short-term rent, mortgage, and utility shut-off assistance. Funds can also be used for supportive services such as counseling, case management, nutrition and medical services, and for housing’s operating costs - such as maintenance and for purchasing furnishings, equipment or supplies.
Eviction Prevention
Emergency Shelter Grant Program 
The Emergency Shelter Grant program awards grants for the rehabilitation, expansion, or conversion of buildings into homeless shelters. It also funds some related social services, operating expenses, and homeless prevention activities.