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I live in IL but I want to return to NY. Rents are high in the Westchester area and Imy income is only social security. Is it possible to get funding to help me obtain housing?

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I want to return to Mount Vernon New York. My income is just social security. I am 75 years old and well able to take care of myself. I need help with funding.

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Where I live now i feel isolated because all my friends are in NY. I lived there from 1962 t0 2014 and want to return "home".

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Lawyer: RobertJDFL, Attorney replied 9 months ago
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Lawyer: RobertJDFL, Attorney replied 9 months ago

Good afternoon,

Looks like what is available is limited to is the Section 8 voucher program.

Section 8 is a federal rental assistance program of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) but administered by local offices. It is not an emergency assistance program and applicants may wait a considerable amount of time for assistance. There are 17 Section 8 program offices in Westchester County. Each office is an independent program with its own waiting list for assistance, program guidelines and areas of assistance. Not all programs may have open waiting lists.

The housing choice voucher program is the federal government’s major program for assisting very low-income families, the elderly, and the disabled to afford decent, safe, and sanitary housing in the private market. Since housing assistance is provided on behalf of the family or individual, participants are able to find their own housing, including single-family homes, townhouses and apartments. The participant is free to choose any housing that meets the requirement of the program and is not limited to units located in subsidized housing projects.

The owner or landlord must agree to rent under the program. This unit may be the family’s present residence. Rental units must meet minimum standards of health and safety, as determined by the Section 8 program administrators. A housing subsidy is paid to the landlord directly by the Section 8 program PHA on behalf of the participating family. The family then pays the difference between the actual rent charged by the landlord and the amount subsidized by the program. Under certain circumstances, if authorized by the Section 8 program, a family may use its voucher to purchase a modest home.

Who can I contact for more information and assistance?
Felicia Ramos, Director
Westchester Section 8 Program
112 East Post Road, 1st Floor
White Plains, NY 10601(###) ###-####/p>



There is also an agency called Lifting Up Westchester that offers housing assistance.

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