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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AFFORDABLE RENTAL HOUSING IN HASTINGS

THE HOUSING ACTION COUNCIL ANNOUNCES FAIR AND AFFORDABLE RENTAL HOUSING IN HASTINGS AT THE LOFTS ON SAW MILL.  A TOTAL OF TWELVE (12) UNITS (STUDIO, ONE, TWO AND THREE BEDROOM) WILL BE AVAILABLE. RENTALS FROM $874 TO $1,484.  INCOME LIMITS APPLY.  OCCUPANCY: SUMMER/FALL 2016.  APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE AT WWW.HOUSINGACTIONCOUNCIL.ORG. YOU MAY...

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SENIOR HOUSING AVAILABLE IN MOUNT VERNON

NEW SENIOR BUILDING FEATURING 66, 1-BEDROOM, AFFORDABLE APARTMENTS AT 125 SOUTH FIFTH AVENUE, MOUNT VERNON.  ELEVATOR BUILDING WITH ON-SITE LAUNDRY FACILITIES, CLOSE TO TRANSPORTATION AND SHOPPING.  RENTS FROM $535.00/MONTH TO $1,153/MONTH, HEAT AND HOT WATER INCLUDED IN RENT.  MAXIMUM HOUSEHOLD INCOME $22,650 TO $43,150 (DEPENDING ON HOUSEHOLD SIZE).  FOR APPLICATION...

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CALLING ALL DISABLED ARTISTS

THE CITY OF PEEKSKILL IS IN THE PROCESS OF PLANNING THE DEVELOPMENT OF ARTISTS LOFTS FOR DISABLED CONSUMERS ON MAIN STREET, NEAR THE BIRDSALL HOUSE RESTAURANT.  DISABLED CONSUMERS WHO ARE ARTISTS IN ANY DISCIPLINE, MAY CONTACT DEBBIE PERYKASZ, HOUSING ADVOCATE AT WDOMI, at 914-968-4717, Ext. 108

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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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ACA/Obamacare Q and A

By Rick Howie Health Exchange Navigator   Q: Did I miss the open enrollment deadline? A:  Yes, the deadline for 2016 coverage for all qualified health plans was January 31, 2016 and there was no extension granted this year. Q: What are the tax penalties for not having health insurance? A: ...

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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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