December 2, 2016

Housing Resources

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

TEMPORARY HOUSING SOLUTIONS


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

Email: dellennaharper@yahoo.com


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

Email: scpojs@frontiernet.net


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

HOME IMPROVEMENT RESOURCES

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.

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

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!

570 South Avenue
Rochester, NY 14620

PH: (585) 325-4170

Website: https://nwcprochester.org/

OFFICE HOURS:
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

MONROE HOUSING COLLABORATIVE

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.

Community Housing Liaison
1000 Elmwood Avenue
Rochester, NY 14620
Phone: 585-445-5699
Email

Website: https://www.monroehousingcollaborative.org/

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:

Contact:  Scott Oliver
Email:  saveenergy@pathstone.org
Phone:  (585) 442-2030 x 204

Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Rochester, Inc.

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

Phone: 585-546-3440

Website: www.cccsofrochester.org

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