WESTCHESTER COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING RELEASES "A ROOF OVER YOUR HEAD"

A Guide to the Westchester County Housing Market for Tenants, Landlords,

Homeowners, the Elderly and People with Disabilities.

For the first time since 2010, the Westchester County Department of Planning has issued a new version of A Roof Over Your Head, a question and answer guide filled with practical information on housing resources in Westchester County. Whether you are a tenant, landlord, homeowner, an elderly person or a person with a disability, the publication serves as a compilation of answers to many of the most commonly asked questions about housing.

Westchester County Executive George Latimer said: “A Roof Over Your Head” continues to be a great resource to the entire Westchester County community. I encourage everyone to use this Guide to become familiar with practical, imperative information on housing resources in Westchester. Whether it be affordable housing, senior housing, or whether to rent or buy, this Guide will help you make the most informed decision. ”

Commissioner of the Planning Department Norma Drummond said: “Since the first Roof Over Your Head was published in 1981, it has been a tremendous resource for so many people with questions on all matters about housing. This 2019 version adds more website information and a better description of the types of services offered by the many non-profit housing agencies in the County in addition to all the updated information. We expect it will continue to be a very popular guide.”

The 50 page Guide has been updated to provide additional resources in the Appendix, including contact information and hyperlinks to websites where available. The Guide is available in both English and Spanish, and can be found on Westchester County’s website. Hard copies are also available.

For more information please call Jane Lindau, Director of Housing, Westchester County Department of Planning, at 914-995-1920.