Westchester's Affordable Housing Finds an Ally in A-HOME

Head to the Pleasantville non-profit’s Harvest Food & Wine Festival to help them raise funds for managing and rehabilitating housing for those in need.

Westchester is known outside the county as an affluent suburb of New York City. And, while many who live here are financially well-to-do, many Westchester residents are struggling financially and can’t afford adequate housing — or, sometimes, any housing at all. Without the foundation of safe and affordable housing, it is extremely challenging for people to strengthen other areas of their lives.

A-HOME is a Pleasantville-based non-profit 501(c)3 organization that acquires, develops, rehabilitates, and manages affordable rental housing in Northern Westchester for low-income older adults, people with disabilities, and single-parent families.

On November 14, you can support this wonderful organization — and enjoy fabulous food at the same time — at A-HOME’s Harvest Food & Wine Festival at St. Mark’s Church in Mount Kisco. Lots of delicious cuisine will be on offer, from Mediterranean to Ethiopian to seafood and Italian. Participating restaurants include Exit 4 Food Hall, Frank & Joe’s, G.O. Kosher, La Camelia, Mediterraneo, Mt. Kisco Sea Food, Siegel Bros., Travelers Rest, and Zalibela. There will also be a carving station and a wine tasting from Best Wine Purveyors.

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“To give you an idea of the need in Westchester, we have residents who have lived in the woods, a car, overcrowded insecure or unsafe housing, and in shelters. Some were unable to purchase sufficient food; others were lacking medical care,” says A-HOME’s executive director, Debbie Haglund. “Once people are in safe, secure housing they can begin to move forward in addressing chronic health problems, job skills and other issues.”

Proceeds from A-HOME’s Harvest Food & Wine Festival will support A-HOME’s programs. Tickets for the event, which takes place from 6 to 9 p.m., are $50 per person or two for $80 in advance; $60 per person or two for $100 at the door. For tickets or more information, visit www.a-homehousing.org.

 

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