This program offers financial aid and assistance to eligible households in Yonkers and Westchester County that move to qualified neighborhoods. There are requirements for this program, including income requirements that apply, and participants in the rental assistance program need to also have a satisfactory rent payment history. Priority for this program will be provided to families and individuals who live or have lived in either subsidized or public housing in Yonkers at any time since 1971.
The rental assistance program offers eligible families a real opportunity to move and to improve their situation according to the Rental Housing Coordinator at the Housing Action Council which manages this program on behalf of the City. The program currently serves more than 230 families and has helped many relocate and afford their new housing. This help is an important resource to the Westchester and Yonkers community and many more people need to know about the potential aid. Dial (914) 332-4144
The Yonkers area is served by a local Salvation Army branch. The non-profit offers grants and financial assistance to help qualified low income people in Yonkers New York pay rent or receive utility or heating bill payment assistance, free food, clothing, etc. for low income families or individuals who have experienced an emergency situation or financial hardship. Call 914-963-1222
Saint Andrews Church - A package of nonperishable food can be distributed to residents of the local community who are in need of finding the source of their next meal, including holiday food baskets for Thanksgiving and Christmas. 914-963-9523
Saint John’s Riverside Hospital covers the greater Westchester area. However it provides a free or low cost community clinic for low-income individuals and families for general medical care. Also get referrals to other agencies and NY community clinics. Call 914-964-4444
Wesley and Friends Food Pantry (914-912-6708) is a charity that provides a free monthly food pantry and groceries to low income seniors in the Yonkers NY community. Also distributes a holiday food basket and Christmas meals to individuals and families who are in need of help.
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