Housing Subsidies: Difficult to Impossible To Get

Written By: Melissa Lopez-Robles, B.B.A. – Housing Specialist A housing subsidy is a form of economic assistance sponsored by the government. It is aimed towards alleviating housing costs and expenses for needy people with very low or low to moderate income. This is also known as “Affordable Housing”. Although subsidies...

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Addressing the Housing Crisis in the City of Yonkers Plaguing Individuals with Disabilities

Achille Iolascon M.A. Systems Advocate As an organization which advocates for the rights of all people with disabilities, we at Westchester Disabled on the Move, Inc.(WDOMI) can vouch for the fact that the lack of affordable, accessible, and integrated housing options within the community remains the single greatest obstacle facing...

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MY LETTER TO DONALD TRUMP

by Richard Howie, CSA- Certified ACA Health Exchange Navigator Dear President-Elect Trump, Congratulations on your victory and god–speed in your first term as president of our great country.  I’m writing you today regarding the pending initiatives to Repeal and replace the ACA without a viable alternative.  I am a registered...

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MASS SHOOTINGS AND BEHAVIORAL HEALTH

Scott Smith, MSW Program Director With all of the shootings that are taking place in the country of late, this writer has begun to wonder what is our attraction to guns or shooting as a form of resolving disputes? One of the answers is quite apparent particularly for someone who...

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NEW 25% PARA TRANSIT FARE HIKE

Approximately 6,355 Westchester County Bee-Line Para Transit riders will have to reach deeper into their pockets beginning Monday, June 20th. The one way fare is projected to increase on that date from $4.00 to $5.00; a 25% hike. The last increase was in 2008 from $3.00 to $4.00. This change...

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SEEKING SUPPORT DURING A HOUSING CRISIS

BY Deborah Perykasz Independent Living Specialist   Every week, I meet consumers who are experiencing a housing crisis.  Since my consumers are disabled, most are unemployed.  Most are recipients of DSS, SSI or SSDI who receive between $700 and $1000 per month.  Many do not own a computer. Often, these...

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