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Eviction Prevention Program

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If you are in danger of being evicted from your apartment, be sure to seek help.  You can contact one of several not-for-profit agencies in Westchester. The agencies below assist income-eligible families in the likelihood of an eviction from their apartments or homes. This 

Financial assistance is generally limited to one month’s support in a 12-month period, and the family must demonstrate they have the ability to pay their rent going forward. These organizations can help with:

  • One-time rent payment to your landlord or mortgage company
  • Assistance with broker’s fee or security deposit for a permanent new apartment
  • Legal services and support to resolve disputes with landlords
  • Tenant and landlord meditation
  • Utility shut off prevention

Catholic Charities (Back rent and limited utilities assistance)
Yonkers Office:
204 Hawthorne Avenue
Yonkers, New York 10705
(914) 476-2700

Port Chester Office:
22 Don Bosco Place
Port Chester, New York 10573
(914) 939-0547

Mount Vernon United Tenants (Back rent, utility assistance and legal counseling)
40 South First Avenue
Mt. Vernon, New York 10550
(914) 699-1114

Washingtonville Housing Alliance (Back rent and legal counseling)
136 Library Lane
Mamaroneck, New York 10543
(914) 698-4299

Westchester Mediation Center of CLUSTER  (Back rent assistance)
Main Offices
20 South Broadway
Yonkers, New York 10701
(914) 963-6440

Westchester County Department of Social Services (Back rent assistance)
85 Court Street
White Plains, New York 10601
Tel: (914) 995-5889

Westchester Hispanic Coalition (Back rent)
46 Waller Avenue
White Plains, New York 10605
(914) 948-8466

Westchester Residential Opportunities (Back rent, utility assistance and legal counseling)
470 Mamaroneck Avenue – Suite 470
White Plains, New York 10605
(914) 428-4507

Human Development Services of Westchester, Inc.
Neighborhood Preservation Company Program
28 Adee Street
Port Chester, New York 10573
(914) 939-2005

Legal Services of the Hudson Valley (Legal services for eviction prevention proceedings)
90 Maple Avenue
White Plains, New York 10601
(914) 949-1305

The Bridge Fund of New York
Westchester Office:
171 E Post Road, Suite 200
White Plains, New York 10605
(914) 949-8146

AJ Woodson

AJ Woodson is the Editor-In-Chief of Black Westchester and Co-Owner of Urban Soul Media Group, the parent company, Host & Producer of the People Before Politics Radio Show. AJ is a Father, Brother, An Author, Journalism Fellow (Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism), Hip-Hop Artist - one third of the legendary underground rap group JVC FORCE known for the single Strong Island, Radio Personality, Hip-Hop Historian, Documentarian, Activist, Criminal Justice Advocate and Freelance Journalist whose byline has appeared in several print publications and online sites including The Source, Vibe, the Village Voice, Upscale,,, Rolling Out Newspaper, Daily Challenge Newspaper, Spiritual Minded Magazine, Word Up! Magazine, On The Go Magazine and several others.

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