WHITE PLAINS – Westchester County’s 2018 Fair and Affordable Housing Expo will take place on Saturday, March 10 at The Westchester County Center in White Plains from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free.
“Those who attend the Expo can meet with the realtors, mortgage lenders, inspectors and not-for-profit housing counselors who will be available to answer their questions,” said County Executive George Latimer. “This is a great opportunity to learn more about the Affordable Housing Process, and the County’s commitment to create a variety of fair and affordable housing opportunities.”
Throughout the day, various workshops will be held to help answer questions such as:
- Am I eligible for affordable housing?
- Is it better to rent or own?
- How much money do I need for a down payment?
- Are there any programs that help with down payments and closing costs?
- What is the importance of credit, and a good credit score?
- What is the role of the not-for-profit counselor, the realtor, inspector, the attorney and the lender?
The first workshop of the day begins at 11:45 a.m., and is all about available resources for down payments, closing costs and home improvements.
At 1 p.m., a workshop on Fair and Affordable Housing will discuss affordable homeownership and rental opportunities, as well as the application and selection process. There will also be a demonstration on how to navigate through Homeseeker Online, a website that provides information about affordable home ownership and rental apartment opportunities in Westchester.
At 2 p.m., a workshop entitled Rental Housing will provide visitors with an opportunity to meet with not-for-profit counselors, who will advise and describe the process of finding affordable rentals.
The Westchester County Center is located at 198 Central Avenue in White Plains. The fee for parking at the County Center is $7. The event is co-sponsored by Westchester County, the Westchester Interfaith Housing Corporation and the Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors, Inc.