Housing Services

housing 1“Thanks a lot for your help and support.  Our family is much happier now that we have a new home. Thank you for being so kind and understanding to two strangers. We will always be grateful for your help.”

Housing Services provides housing stabilization assistance to individuals seeking to avoid eviction and/or homelessness. Our supportive apartment services  include budgeting assistance, rental subsidies, legal assistance, referral services and ongoing case management support for individuals and families—many living with HIV/AIDS, mental illness or substance abuse- as well as those who are homeless or chronically homeless.

Housing Services operates four programs funded by a combination of federal, state and local sources.

Shelter Plus Care Program

Since its inception in July 1994, this Housing & Urban Development (HUD) program has been administered through the Department of Community Mental Health (DCMH). It provides rental assistance and case management supports for individuals living with mental illness or other disabilities in 40 units scattered throughout Westchester.

Ryan White Title 1  

2-HousingWith funding administered through the Department of Health, this program provides short-term housing assistance including rent and utility assistance for people living with HIV/AIDS.  Key services include:

  • — Budget counseling
  • — Emergency payment of rent
  • — Utility payments to restore services or prevent utility shut-off
  • — Housing relocation assistance with locating affordable units and/or relocation expenses
  • — Legal assistance and intervention with illegal evictions, rent increases or discrimination
  • — Information and referral to resources and entitlements
Housing Opportunities for People with AIDS (HOPWA)

Started in July 1995, this HUD funded program is administered through the Department of Planning. It provides rental assistance and case management supports for individuals living with HIV/AIDS in 80 units throughout Westchester.

3-HousingAnother Way Home

Another Way Home is funded and administered directly by HUD. It provides rental assistance and case management supports for homeless individuals who have had difficulty finding housing through other funding models. The length of stay is limited to 24 months at which time the goal is to have moved individuals into permanent supportive housing.

Turning Point

In 2015, in partnership with the Department of Social Services and four other housing providers, Lifting Up Westchester initiated a Permanent Supportive Housing program for 90+ men, women and families who meet HUD’s definition of chronic homelessness by assisting them to find apartments throughout Westchester and providing them with rental assistance and case management supports.

Our Location & Hours          
35 Orchard Street                  
White Plains, NY 10603
Monday through Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Barbara Bento-Fleming, Director
914.949.0925   x 9726

How You Can Help

You can help by making a financial donation or by donating non-perishable food items for our food pantry.

To volunteer or make an in-kind donation—please contact:

Nancy Inzinna
914.949.3098 x 9735