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Supportive Housing

Stable housing is the cornerstone
of self-sufficiency.

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Our Supportive Housing Program provides housing stabilization assistance to individuals seeking to avoid eviction and/or homelessness. Our 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 chronically homeless.

“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.” - Ella & Len

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

  • Shelter Plus Care Program
  • Ryan White Title 1 
  • Housing Opportunities for People with AIDS (HOPWA)
  • Turning Point

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  

With 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.  Lifting Up Westchester is the only provider of Ryan White assistance in Westchester County.

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

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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 the county. Lifting Up Westchester is now the major HOPWA provider in Westchester.


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. Turning Point assists them in finding apartments throughout Westchester and providing them with ongoing 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

Contact:
Barbara Bento-Fleming
Chief Program Officer
Residential Services
914.949.0925 x 9726
bbento-fleming@liftingupwestchester.org


HOW YOU CAN HELP

To make an In-Kind Donation or Donate Supplies, please contact:
Nancy Inzinna
914.949.3098 x 9735
ninzinna@liftingupwestchester.org

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