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Lyell-Otis: Where Neighbors Help Neighbors

We are always encouraging more good folks to become home-owners in our quiet and diverse neighborhood!

Here are some links from our City of Rochester's web site that can help prospective home-buyers:

Copy and paste this link for more information on the

City of Rochester's Home Purchase Assistance Program

Please contact NCS Community Development Corp to learn more about which homes are currently available, and more about becoming a homeowner!


Here is a link from our City of Rochester's

web site regarding the

2017 Roof Relief Program for Senior Citizens

Roof Repair Program - Owner Occupants


Roof Relief

The City of Rochester is accepting pre-applications for financial assistance for the next phase of the City's Owner-Occupant Roofing Program from August 28, 2017 and closes on September 28, 2017.  During this phase, the City will only be accepting pre-applications from senior citizen owner-occupants who have not previously filed a pre-application.  Residents may inquire with their Neighborhood Service Center (listed below) to find out if they are currently on the list of applicants.  Grant awards cover the cost of roof replacement and other related repairs such as gutters, downspouts, roof flashing and minor chimney repair. 

A limited number of homeowners will be selected from each quadrant of the city during a drawing scheduled for noon on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at Thomas P. Ryan R-Center, 530 Webster Ave.  Applicants do not need to be present at the drawing.  Selected residents will be notified. 

To Apply

Interested homeowners may submit a pre-application at their nearest Neighborhood Service Center. For more information, call your local Neighborhood Service Center.

  • Northwest Quadrant Neighborhood Service Center (585) 428-7620
    71 Parkway - First Floor
    Rochester, NY  14608
    Ronald Penders, Administrator
  • Northeast Quadrant Neighborhood Service Center (585) 428-7660
    500 Norton St.
    Rochester, NY  14621
    Pamela Reese Smith, Administrator
  • Southwest Quadrant Neighborhood Service Center (585) 428-7630
    923 Genesee St.
    Rochester, NY  14611
    David Hawkes, Administrator
  • Southeast Quadrant Neighborhood Service Center (585) 428-7640
    320 N Goodman St. - Suite 209
    Rochester, NY  14607
    Nancy Johns-Price, Administrator

Program Requirements 

  • Property owner must be a senior citizen, age 62 or older.
  • Property owner must own a single-family residential structure located in the city of Rochester and occupy such property as their principal place of residency. Ownership must be evidenced by a recorded property deed.
  • Property owner must sign a Program Agreement and a Note and Mortgage with the city which requires the owner to live at the property for a period of 3 years after project completion. The owner cannot sell the property during the compliance period.
  • Property owner cannot have received financial assistance greater than $5,000 through a City housing rehabilitation program in the past 7 years.
  • City of Rochester and Monroe County property taxes must be current or owner must be current with payments under a tax agreement.
  • Property cannot be subject to a mortgage or tax foreclosure.
  • Household income cannot exceed 80% of the area median income as per the chart below. 
Household Size 30% Income Limit  80% Income Limit 

 Owner's Financial Contribution

Participants must pay a financial contribution toward the project as per the table below. The amount of the contribution is based on the annual income of the household as per the above income chart.

% of Area Median Income Contribution 

The following was the information for 2018. (When 2019 info becomes available, we will share it here.)

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