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Astorino Uses Virtual Tour To Promote 'One Community'

County Executive Robert Astorino recently announced a virtual tour that will help folks get a sense of the affordable housing available in the county.
County Executive Robert Astorino recently announced a virtual tour that will help folks get a sense of the affordable housing available in the county. Photo Credit: Westchester County website

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- Interested in affordable housing? Westchester County has just released a seven-minute virtual tour narrated by Westchester County Executive Robert Astorino, which highlights the county's efforts to make housing more affordable through its subsidy program.

"To attract young families and keep seniors in their homes, Westchester works every day to keep the county affordable," Astorino said. "Every family on a budget knows that expenses never seem to go down. Taxes and housing are two areas where the county has made affordability a priority."

The virtual tour presents both rental opportunities, available to prospective residents at 50-60 percent of area median income, as well as ownership opportunities, at 80 percent of area median income.

These include:

  • Bridleside, North Salem -- This 65-unit affordable rental complex, located on 40 acres with a 3,200 square-foot clubhouse, a recreation field and onsite parking, has 20 one-bedroom, 40 two-bedroom and five three-bedroom units.
  • 25 Oak Rd., Cortlandt -- This single-family home in Montrose features four bedrooms and two bathrooms, and will remain affordable to a home buyer for up to 50 years.
  • Old Route 22, North Castle -- A short walk from downtown Armonk, 10 affordable two-bedroom townhouses are being completed and will be for sale.
  • 55 Pleasant Ave., Pleasantville -- A two-in-one opportunity for ownership, this three-bedroom home also offers a one-bedroom accessory apartment that the owner may rent.
  • Waterwheel, Ardsley -- There are 17 homeowner condominiums, including 15 two-bedroom and two three-bedroom units, within this 22-unit development that are offered at an affordable purchase price.
  • Cottage Landings, Rye -- This 18-unit affordable townhouse development has 11 one-bedroom units, and seven one-bedroom units with dens.

Additional affordable housing opportunities are highlighted through Westchester County's One Community Campaign, on its Affordable Housing Photo Gallery .

"Affordable housing is important, so that residents across the economic spectrum can live and work in our great county," Astorino said. "That's why Westchester County has been running award-winning affordable housing programs for more than two decades."

The homes presented in the virtual tour are products of the 2009 affordable housing settlement. For more information about this or other housing topics in the county, click here.

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