Greenburgh taxpayers can look forward to an infusion of revenue from the county’s WestHELP complex following Tuesday’s action by the Town Board, with the panel choosing a Connecticut company that has promised the municipality $500,000 a year over the next 18 years. The action will bring to the rental housing… Read More →
Opinion Editor Herb Pinder and Tax Watch Columnist David McKay Wilson discuss Ferncliff Manor, the Yonkers-based school looking to move to the vacant WestHELP property in Greeburgh. (Video by Matthew Brown/The Journal News) Read more about WestHELP on Tax Watch at http://lohud.com/taxwatch.
A for-profit affordable-housing developer from Larchmont today upped his bid to win the lease for Westchester County’s WestHELP apartments, which Greenburgh Town Supervisor Paul Feiner says the town intends to rent. In a letter to Feiner, which was obtained by Tax Watch, Dale Kauftiel, principal of HarborView Properties of Larchmont… Read More →
Assemblywoman Sandy Galef, D-Ossining, has called on Westchester County and New York state to respect the agreement struck on WestHELP in 1990, which states that the 108 affordable apartments would be rented to low- and moderate- income tenants through 2031. Galef made her comments Sunday afternoon at the swearing in… Read More →
The White Plains/Greenburgh branch of the NAACP, which went to federal court in the late 1980s to fight opponents of the WestHELP homeless complex, on Saturday called on town officials and Westchester County to support the 1990 WestHELP agreement and rent the vacant apartments to low- and moderate-income residents. The… Read More →
County Legislator Bernice Spreckman, the leading voice for seniors on the Westchester County Legislature, said yesterday the WestHELP apartments should be razed because the units “are not suitable for seniors.” Spreckman, R-Yonkers, made her comments in response to questions from Tax Watch, about her support for the plan by Ferncliff… Read More →
The deal Westchester County Executive Andy O’Rourke forged to build the WestHELP homeless complex in Greenburgh came together in 1990 at the 21 Club, that swank mid-town Manhattan restaurant at a lunch meeting set up by New Rochelle radio impresario Bill O’Shaughnessy. “I remember that Andrew was a little nervous,... Read More →
A promising proposal to rebuild the WestHELP homeless complex for affordable housing emerged Tuesday as Alec Roberts, of the White Plains-based Community Housing Innovations detailed his plan to invest up to $3 million to create 108 units for senior citizens. It’s the kind of plan contemplated by county and town… Read More →