The Power of Kindness

This is the second installment in our celebratory series: Leading through Change—40 years of Westhab.  Over and over when asked what I think makes Westhab so special, I find myself uttering the same word: kindness. My daughter’s kindness is what inspired me to join Westhab’s board of directors in the first place. I was working […]

Westhab’s Vice President of Human Resources, Jinja Cuevas, Named to Business Council of Westchester’s Rising Stars Class of 2021

New Rochelle Native Honored at Virtual Ceremony for Westchester’s 40 Under 40 Awards Yonkers, New York—June 30, 2021—Westhab, Inc. is pleased to announce Jinja Cuevas, Vice President of Human Resources, has been named to the Business Council of Westchester’s 2021 Rising Stars list for their annual 40 Under 40 Awards. This accomplishment honors those who […]

City of Yonkers & Westhab Partner on New Innovative Street Homeless Outreach Program

Project Connect to Service Unsheltered Homelessness in Downtown Yonkers YONKERS, NY – June 10, 2021 — Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano joined Westhab, Inc. today to announce their partnership in the launch of Project Connect, a new pilot program targeting unsheltered homelessness in downtown Yonkers. Project Connect, housed at 100 N. Broadway, fills a void in current […]

Celebrating Military Appreciation Month with Angelica Valentine

Angelica Valentine has been deeply impacted by many of the veterans she’s worked with as Westhab’s veterans programs supervisor, but one stands out. Ed, a Marine Corps veteran, came to stay at Westhab’s 28 Pier back in 2018. Valentine found him unique in his honesty about how things fell apart for him—how he hit rock […]

Skills for Life—Providing Youth with Pathways to Success

Leo Orzuna entered Westhab’s Skills for Life program like any teenager would—unsure of what he was getting into and skeptical that it would be worth his time. After two years in the program, Leo grew into a leader and mentor for the other youth. “Leo has grown and matured while participating in various workshops provided,” […]

Drinks for Dayspring—The next generation of Westhab supporters shows up for the Dayspring Community Center

On April 29, 2021, Westhab hosted Drinks for Dayspring, a virtual event geared towards the next generation of Westhab supporters. With co-hosts Lindsay Hanau and Jack Paul, Westhab’s President and CEO Rich Nightingale led attendees through an evening of magic, mixology, and a silent auction all in support of the Dayspring Community Center.  Over $40,000 […]

When Legislation Isn’t Enough—10 Ways Westhab Goes Above and Beyond for Fair Housing

Background on the Federal Fair Housing Act: Enacted in 1968, the Federal Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination in the sale, rental, and financing of housing on the basis of race, religion, national origin, and sex. It’s critical to equality in housing, but barriers to entry remain—particularly in rental housing. Federal Fair Housing legislation doesn’t stop […]

US Ignite Selects Westchester County Association to Lead a Community Broadband Pilot in Yonkers as Part of Project OVERCOME

Westhab Joins Community Broadband Pilot in Yonkers as Part of Project OVERCOME White Plains, N.Y. (March 30, 2021) – The Westchester County Association (WCA) is one of seven lead organizations to have been selected by US Ignite, a national non-profit accelerating the smart city movement, to participate in Project OVERCOME. Project OVERCOME, a $2.7 million […]

Westhab Awarded $1,000,000 in Buildings of Excellence Competition

Yonkers, NY—Westhab, Inc. was recently awarded $1,000,000 in round two of New York State’s Buildings of Excellence Competition for the design of Hudson Hill, a low-carbon emitting multi-family building in Yonkers, New York. This competition supports the goals outlined in the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (Climate Act) which places New York State on […]

Five Lessons from Leading

This is the first installment in our celebratory series: Leading through Change—40 years of Westhab.  In 2016, Westhab had an annual budget of $28 million and 250 employees. We were a substantial and established community development nonprofit with a 35-year track record in Westchester County. We then ventured into New York City, balancing a new, […]