Temporary housing options and available grants and loans for home improvement programs, such as Energy Star, and participating contractors.
TEMPORARY HOUSING SOLUTIONS
A Catholic Worker House of Hospitality sheltering homeless women with their children.
Address: 1111 Joseph Ave; Rochester, NY 14621
Phone: (585) 454-4197
Provides shelter and a structured residential program for women and their children upon their release from prison, jail, inpatient, and the streets.
Address: 934 Culver Road; Rochester, NY 14609
Phone: (585) 288-1074
Provides shelter and a structured residential program for men upon their release from prison, jail, inpatient, and the streets.
Address: 383 West Ave., Rochester, NY 14611
Phone: (585) 328-0801
Volunteers of America
VOA partners with local agencies and work independently to provide residential services, childcare services, and community outreach programs.
Address: 214 Lake Ave., Rochester, NY 14608
Phone: (585) 647-1150
Wilson Commencement Park
Provides transitional housing for single parents and their families.
Address: 251 Joseph Ave., Rochester, NY 14605
Phone: (585) 263-7930
Community Resource Services at Catholic Family Center
Services for families and individuals seeking emergency assistance for immediate basic needs of daily life including housing issues.
Phone: (585) 232-2050
Rochester Salvation Army – Emergency & Family Services (EFS) Program
Provides immediate emergency assistance to households in crisis. Offers a variety of free temporary shelters and feeding services to homeless people of all ages.
Address: 70 Liberty Pole Way; Rochester, NY 14604
Phone: (585) 987-9500
Rochester Area Interfaith Hospitality Network (RAIHN)
An emergency shelter for families including single mothers with children, single fathers with children, expectant mothers or couples that are 8+ months pregnant, two-parent families, grandparents or legal guardians with custody of minor children, same sex couples with children.
Phone: (585) 506-9050
YWCA Emergency Housing Program
Helps homeless women and their children find appropriate housing and improve financial stability. Open to women over the age of 18 who are currently homeless and all custodial children.
Phone: (585) 368-2292
Person Centered Housing Options
PCHO was born and sought to address, prevent, and alleviate homelessness using the Housing First model as an evidence-based practice that focuses efforts on the strong relationships and access to robust health care and support services while prioritizing housing, because the only answer to homelessness is a home.
Housing First is an innovative movement to improve the way housing for the homeless works. Conventional housing options typically require that the homeless person or family resolve a number of issues before they qualify for housing. These can include treatment for addiction or mental illness, obtaining identification, beginning a job search, etc. The problem with this approach is that it can be virtually impossible to complete these requirements without a permanent place to live. As a result, many of our areas homeless cannot begin the process of finding housing.
Housing First reverses this approach and offers basic housing without conditions, before requiring a program of self-improvement. It comes from the experience that with safe, permanent housing you have a home base to begin to put a life back together. You have an address, a phone number, a safe place for your things and, perhaps most important, the very difficult daily task of finding shelter no longer takes up the majority of your time and energy.
Person Centered Housing Options (PCHO) combines this approach with intensive outreach, and care coordination services that meets every individual and family where they are at. Each person is in a different place in their lives, and PCHO wants to be there to provide them with whatever they need to survive and begin to thrive.
Check out our Programs page for more info on specific services PCHO has to offer.
HOME IMPROVEMENT RESOURCES
PathStone Corporation develops and manages many local properties which are on a section 8 waiting list for improvements. We offer ways to make weatherization improvements, and a home energy improvement program by working closely with the Housing Council, which offers landlord and tenant rights.
PathStone also serves as the Community Based Organization for NYSERDA’s Green Jobs Green NY Program in the Finger Lakes area. We offer free assistance in applying for these programs, advice on how to make your home more energy efficient, and technical knowledge to help you communicate with local contractors participating in these programs. We can also offer small business owners and local governments assistance in finding the right energy efficient program to suit their needs.
HOME OWNER REPAIR GRANTS
Read available grants: http://www.thehousingcouncil.org/news/2011/11/home-owner-repair-grants-information/
Download all Pathstone home improvement loan programs and interest rate information: PDF Packet
NeighborWorks® Community Partners Rochester is a catalyst for building and strengthening communities. This means that no matter where you are in your home ownership journey, we can help guide you through the process. Whether you’re a first-time home buyer, or are already a homeowner, we offer financial education, post-purchase education, low-interest lending, home repair and rehab programs, lead paint testing, home energy audits, and more!
PH: (585) 325-4170
Due to COVID-19, our offices are currently closed to the public, until further notice. However, we are still able to assist you, please contact us and we will reply within 1-2 business days.
GET THE LEAD OUT
GET THE LEAD OUT PROGRAM – Homeowners information
GET THE LEAD OUT PROGRAM – Landlord Information
There are several home ownership programs in Greater Rochester Area. Some are locally administered; others are administered by statewide agencies. Many of these programs can help you on your path to home ownership. Some provide matching funds for savings or down payments, pay your closing costs, and help you find a new home. All programs have specific requirements that must be met. Some have income maximums, counseling requirements, and/or residency requirements. It is important to pay attention to the specific requirements of the program before agreeing to participate. Below are some of the programs you may be eligible for. In addition you can click here for a resource guide to the steps that need to be taken to get a mortgage.
***PLEASE NOTE DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, THE MONROE HOUSING COLLABORATIVE IS NOT ACCEPTING NEW REFERRALS AT THIS TIME. YOU MAY COMPLETE THE HOUSING QUESTIONNAIRE AND WE WILL CONTACT YOU WHEN WE ARE ABLE TO PROVIDE ASSISTANCE.***
Looking to provide MHC with your living specifications and preferences? Please take a moment to complete our questionnaire.
NYS RESIDENTIAL HOME ENERGY IMPROVEMENT PROGRAMS
Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® – Helps homeowners start saving energy with a free or reduced cost energy audit, low interest loans(3.49-6.99%).
Assisted Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® Provides income eligible families with matching grants of up to $4,000, as well as a free energy audit and low interest loans.
EmPower New York – Offers income-eligible families and individuals FREE cost effective electric reduction measures. Some homes may also be eligible for FREE heating reduction measures as well. EmPower NY assists families and individuals who fall below 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI).
NY-Sun (Solar Electric) – Multifaceted approach aims to lower energy costs for all New Yorkers by increasing solar power capacity and the efficiency and reliability of the electric grid. Public-private partnerships help make installing solar technology more affordable for all New Yorkers while scaling up New York’s solar industry.
Find a contractor near you: Finger Lakes Region Participating Contractors
To participate in the above programs:
CCCS of Rochester is a non-profit counseling agency and has been in the Rochester area since 1970. We offer consumers financial education and counseling. We offer Debt Management Programs, Budget and Credit Counseling, Foreclosure Prevention Counseling, Homebuyer Education, Bankruptcy Counseling, Group Financial Educated and Reverse Mortgage Counseling.
Address: 1050 University Avenue Rochester, NY 14607