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Posted on: December 3, 2020

County Eviction Program

Via Westchester County

Westchester County is offering four new housing programs to assist households impacted by COVID-19 who may have fallen behind on their utilities, rent or mortgage payments. Detailed information and applications for the Community Build-Back program is available on the County’s website at www.westchestergov.com/housinghelp and a brief summary of each program is provided below:

Small Business Landlord Rent Assistance – where landlords with buildings of 3-50 units can receive up to 75% of up to 4 months of back rents on behalf of their tenants impacted by COVID-19 by submitting an application to the County Department of Planning. Assistance is available to buildings all over Westchester, but this program will expire on December 30, 2020. Application deadline is December 8, 2020.

Foreclosure Assistance – where homeowners (including landlords who live in their 2- or 3- family homes) can get assistance of up to 4 months of back-mortgage payments if they were impacted by COVID-19. This assistance is available through 4 nonprofit agencies and can assist homeowners all over Westchester, but this program will expire on December 30, 2020. Application deadline is December 8, 2020.

Tenant Housing Stabilization – where tenants living in one of the 27 Westchester Urban County Consortium communities and impacted by COVID-19, can get up to 4 months of back rent and utility payments to remain in their homes. This assistance is available through 4 nonprofit agencies and will be available through next year. Tenants must be within 21 days of being evicted to get help, but should not wait that long to seek assistance.

12-Month Rental Assistance – where tenants living in one of the 27 Consortium communities and impacted by COVID-19, can get up to 12 months of rental assistance going forward to remain in their homes. This program is primarily designed for households where the tenants’ jobs were either in Phase 4 of reopening or their jobs no longer exist because of COVID-19.

Applications and Fact Sheets for each of these programs is available on the County’s website at www.westchestergov.com/housinghelp


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