Help us continue our progress in 2021
by standing with us as a SHORE/ICARE SUPPORTER
2020 was a challenging year for everyone, to say the least. As we continue to work and live through this unprecedented time, the new year brings new hope, and our determination to provide and maintain permanent housing for homeless families remains strong. With your support, our 23 families continue to be safely and affordably housed in SHORE/ICARE units, despite the many challenges they face.
We begin 2021 with some encouraging updates:
SHORE/ICARE has secured funding to perform much needed maintenance on our properties in Mamaroneck, including replacing roofs, installing new boilers and hot water heaters, and undertaking the gut renovation of a bathroom.
We are also embarking on the development of a new property in Greenburgh, which will provide two low-income families with an opportunity for home ownership.
This is the first new development SHORE/ICARE has funded in eight years, and we are proud to be making strides in our mission to address the housing needs of Central Westchester. This new property will join SHORE/ICARE’s apartments in White Plains, Sleepy Hollow, Ardsley, Yonkers, Mamaroneck and Larchmont, and build upon our homeownership initiative which began in 2001 when we provided homeownership opportunities for seven families of very modest means in White Plains.
The COVID-19 Public Health Crisis is also a Housing Crisis
Many of our families have lost jobs and are facing difficult decisions... Buy food or pay rent? Refill prescriptions or
"Without SHORE’s generosity and financial support, my family and I would probably still be homeless. Moving into a SHORE apartment gave us our life back." Roma
Thank you to our sponsors
But there is more work to be done, and we need your help.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment in Westchester County is $1,943 per month; a 3-bedroom apartment is $2,484 per month. These rents are well out of reach for many families, leaving close to 1700 people without homes in Westchester, many of whom are children. SHORE/ICARE offers housing at rents that range from $500 to $900. But SHORE/ICARE needs to pay the mortgages on the homes that we own; we need to keep the heat on; to make repairs; to pay the insurance and the property taxes. Our "affordable rents" do not fully cover these costs or enable us to develop additional homes.
Please establish or continue your support, and proudly carry the title “SHORE/ICARE Supporter”.