Fair and Affordable Housing Expo, March 10

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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.

For more information on the Expo, contact Westchester Residential Opportunities at 914-428-4507 x 314 or ganderson@wroinc.org; or the Housing Action Council 914-332-4144 or hac@affordablehomes.org.

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.