Westchester/Hudson Valley Location
190 East Post Road, Suite 401
White Plains, NY 10601
Phone: (914) 683-1010
Fax: (914) 683-6158
55 Medford Avenue, Suite B
Patchogue, NY 11772
Phone: (631) 475-6390
Fax: (631) 475-6393
175 Fulton Avenue, Suite 211B
Hempstead, NY 11550
Phone: (516) 280-3243
CHI To Give $1 million in Grants to First-Time Homebuyers
Christopher Marrone, 27, is an aspiring musician who works as a “Genius Bar” technician at the Apple Store in White Plains. He is also the new owner of a condominium apartment in Mamaroneck thanks to the First-Time Homebuyers Program offered by CHI.
This program offers eligible buyers a down payment and rehabilitation grant averaging $25,000 from the New York State Affordable Housing Corporation. Prospective buyers must have an annual income that falls below 112 percent of the region’s medium income — or approximately $65,000 for an individual and $93,000 for a family of four in Westchester — and successfully complete a series of homebuyer education classes provided by CHI.
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“The Resource Center” Opens in Patchogue
Homeless individuals in Suffolk now have a one-stop resource center to connect them with employment, education and social service resources. CHI’s new supervised center is open on weekdays to homeless men and women referred by the Suffolk County Department of Social Services. The center provides client access to computers and the Internet for job search, GED classes and social services support. “We’re working to address all the issues affecting homeless individuals – education, employment, housing and services – all in one location,” said Rosemary Dehlow, CHI’s Chief Program Officer.
CHI Launches New Negotiated Auction™
A two-bedroom condominium in Bronxville is being auctioned on Sunday, November 24, as part of a new and innovative CHI homeownership program. Unlike a traditional auction that requires a 10-percent down payment that is non-refundable, CHI Realty’s Negotiated Auction™ gives prospective buyers the speed and transparency of an auction with the buyer protections of a negotiated sale. In order to bid, prospective buyers must show only a mortgage pre-qualification letter for the initial bid, cash in a bank account, or a combination of the two. An open house at the unit in 770 Bronx River Road is being held from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm on Saturday, November 23 and before the auction on Sunday. For details and bidding rules, call 866-244-4726 x237 or go to www.chigrants.org/negotiatedauction.
CHI has other properties for sale through CHI Realty, and has apartments available in Westchester and on Long Island. Just go to our website at www.chigrants.org. For apartments in Westchester, call 914-683-1010. For Long Island apartments, call 631-475-6390.
CHI and Yonkers Partner to Provide Veterans Housing
CHI and Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano announced on Veterans Day that two office spaces, vacant for decades, are being renovated for affordable rental housing for veterans. The offices are being transformed into studio apartments as part of a building-wide renovation funded by the city under the federal HOME Program. “We are pleased to be able to offer these apartments to veterans, who are at greater risk of chronic homelessness,” said Alexander H. Roberts, Executive Director of CHI. Mayor Spano said, “These men and women served with distinction in places like Iraq and Afghanistan and deserve all the assistance we can provide to help them succeed in civilian life.” The apartments, located at 170 Willow Street, will be available for rental before the end of the year. Call 914-683-1010 for more information.
CHI Caseworker Honored by the Red Cross
CHI Case Manager Ronaldo Robledo had just returned from a trip to California when he got the call. As a member of the American Red Cross’s Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART), he and 15 other volunteers were needed in Oklahoma in the aftermath of a deadly tornado this past May.
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Help Us Help Them This Holiday Season:
In the past two years, the number of homeless families serviced by CHIhas increased 30 percent. While the financial crisis is no longer in the daily headlines, its aftershocks continue. Foreclosures and evictions continue at an alarming rate and the number of homeless has skyrocketed.
While every month CHI provides emergency housing to more than 1,000 homeless individuals and families, we also provide 400 apartments as permanent housing to formerly homeless and low-income families. Because of the economic crisis, we have had to absorb rent losses in the last year in order to keep families from homelessness.
That’s why, more than ever, CHI needs your help this holiday season. We provide a safety net for hundreds of families, and are doing it despite declining resources.
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CHI In the News:
Residents Protest New Homeless Shelter in Hauppauge
Dozens of Hauppauge residents vented their anger on Friday (November 8) to Suffolk lawmakers over a new large homeless shelter in their community, saying they are being burdened with a disproportionate number of the county’s transient population. But the Suffolk County Legislature’s Human Services Committee — after debating the issue for two hours and hearing from a CHI client — tabled a bill that would have canceled Suffolk’s contract with CHI, the nonprofit operating the 96-family shelter.
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