December 2, 2016

Housing Resources

Temporary housing options and available grants and loans for home improvement programs, such as Energy Star, and participating contractors.



Dial 2-1-1 for specific information about available emergency housing options for today.

Bethany House

A Catholic Worker House of Hospitality sheltering homeless women with their children.

Address: 1111 Joseph Ave; Rochester, NY 14621

Phone: (585) 454-4197

Jennifer House

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


Nielson House

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



Pathstone Corp.

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.


Read available grants:

Download all Pathstone home improvement loan programs and interest rate information: PDF Packet


GET THE LEAD OUT PROGRAM – Homeowners information

GET THE LEAD OUT PROGRAM – Landlord Information


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:

Contact:  Scott Oliver
Phone:  (585) 442-2030 x 204

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