Westhab builds and manages high-quality affordable and supportive housing. Our work includes all aspects of the development process—site selection, financing, construction oversight. Part of what sets Westhab apart as a developer is having both property management and social services in-house, so we can build, manage, and provide services to a wide range of low to moderate income and special needs tenants.
Westhab has developed over 900 units of housing with an investment of over $134M. We've completed recent, modern, amenity-rich, and service-enhanced ground-up developments in Westchester County and New York City.
Westhab provides a wide range of programs and services aimed at ending the cycle of poverty for people and families living in our housing and those in the surrounding communities.
Our services constitute a comprehensive continuum of care for some of the most vulnerable members of Westchester County and New York City.
Westhab's Youth Services programs deliver comprehensive year-round services including academic support, enrichment, and recreation aimed to empower the young people that we serve. Our programs, based in schools, shelters, and community centers, provide a pathway to college, careers, and long-term success.
Westhab's Employment Services programs prepare job seekers, often with significant obstacles to employment, for success in the job market. We get people ready for work, arm them with the tools they need to excel and find the right job opportunities to match their skills and career track.
Westhab's Homeless Services programs help homeless individuals and families quickly get back on their feet and secure permanent housing. Our robust service model helps with housing, jobs, connecting to community-based resources, and everything else needed to help make permanent self-sufficiency and independence a reality.
Westhab's Supportive Housing programs allow some of the most vulnerable members of our community to thrive in independent living. Westhab has uniquely designed housing programs for veterans, young adults, seniors, and the disabled, each with a wide range of services and supports tailored to individual needs.
The Dayspring Community Center is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to improve the quality-of-life in the Nodine Hill community in southwest Yonkers. Westhab has been leading community development efforts in this neighborhood for many years. In late 2015, we acquired a grand, but dilapidated church building in the heart of the community and began a capital campaign to transform it into a state-of-the-art youth and adult education center and central community hub—the Dayspring Community Center. The campaign kicked off with a $1 million contribution from the City of Yonkers in recognition of the value of this project to Yonkers and the residents of Nodine Hill.
Building Communities. Changing Lives. The Dayspring Campaign.
Westhab has since acquired the vacant parcel next door to the Dayspring Community Center and is developing Dayspring Commons, 61 units of new affordable housing for families. The Dayspring Campaign was transformed in 2019 when an innovative plan was put in place to fold the financing for much of the renovation of the Dayspring Community Center into the Dayspring Commons project. Together, the Dayspring Community Center and Dayspring Commons will become the Dayspring Campus, an anchor for the community and a catalyst for further community development.
The Dayspring Campaign will raise $5.1 million, including $1.9 million to close the capital gap in the financing of the renovation of the exterior and interior space and $3.2 million to build a “war chest” so that Westhab will have the resources to run state-of-the-art programs when the state-of-the-art Dayspring Community Center reopens in 2020.
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Dayspring Community Center
We will expand our Youth Program, which has operated in the community since 2006. Before the full-scale renovation of the church building began in the fall of 2019, we delivered comprehensive academic support, arts, recreation, leadership development, teen employment, and college readiness programming at no cost to over 200 neighborhood youth. This renovation will double our capacity, and provide space to develop innovative new programs.
Westhab is working with Neighbors Link, the premier immigrant-focused organization in Westchester, to open a permanent Yonkers branch at Dayspring. Neighbors Link will offer a worker center, adult education and ESL, job training, and childcare, all in a bi-lingual, bi-cultural model that will perfectly complement Westhab’s services.
Dayspring will be available for all community meetings and major functions and serve as the central hub for community life. As we grow in the new space, we will further expand services to contribute to lasting systemic change in the community. Additionally, Dayspring staff will support the operation of a Community Garden and other projects that strengthen community life.
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