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I added some information below that can help our local homeowners make their homes safer and more energy efficient. Please let me know how these programs work out for you! :) ~ Pam
 
 
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 FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR HOME REPAIRS

 

HELPFUL HINTS 

 

·        Start by contacting the neighborhood organization nearest you

·        Ask to speak to the grant person, get their name and note the date

·        Ask what are the qualifications for their grants

·        Explain your situation

·        Ask if you qualify for any grants

·        Ask if there is any grant money available

·        If not, when will there be grant money available

·        Ask if you can fill out an application or be put on their list

·        Ask if they know of any other organizations that have grants

·        Contact another organization on the list

  

Grant money comes and goes real quick. Mark on your calendar to make monthly calls to all the organizations you contacted. Ask for the same person you talked to before. Try to develop a good relationship.          

 

Grant money is very limited. So, if money is not available when you call, don’t give up, just keep trying.

  

Be Persistent.

Be Patient.

Be Polite.

... and, Good Luck!

 

 

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Free Home Energy Efficiency Workshop: April 25th, 2013 from 5:30pm-7:30pm at  75 College Ave, Rochester, NY 14607
 
PathStone Housing Rehabilitation and Energy Services Department, is working with the Rochester Housing Council to educate the community on home energy efficiency.
 
April 25th is an upcoming workshop targeted at serving those struggling to pay rising utility costs or are looking to improve the comfort of their homes.
 
The workshop is free to the public, includes a free dinner and demonstrations of tests administered during a home energy audit.
 
Pre-registration is required for this event. All events are FREE. You will have the opportunity to provide input. This will allow us to tailor our presentation to meet your needs. Call us or visit our website to register today at: www.PathStoneEnergyInfo.org

PathStone Corporation is a local non-profit working with the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and local Home Performance contractors. We are opening our doors to the community to share information on the Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® Program.

Come learn how you can reduce your energy costs and improve the comfort of your home! PathStone is helping homeowners take advantage of FREE energy audits through the Green Jobs - Green New York (GJGNY) Program, that features On-Bill Recovery Financing!

Free Home Energy Efficiency Workshop

Agenda

 Overview of PathStone

 Overview of NYSERDA & Available Energy Programs

 Program Eligibility Requirements

 Indicators of Typical Energy Loss

 Screening & Selection of a HPwES Contractor

 Components of an Energy Audit

 What to Ask Your Auditor

 Available Program Incentives

 Low Interest Financing Options

 Q&A

Save Money. Take Control.

 Live Blower Door Test

 Infrared Camera Demonstration

 In-person application assistance

 Complimentary CFLs

 Product Examples

 Free Dinner

Contact  585-442-2030

rgonzalez@pathstone.org

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THE "FLOWER CITY WORK CAMP" IS AN ANNUAL PROGRAM.                    PLEASE CALL CHUCK AT 428-5982 TO BE PUT ON THE APPLICATION LIST FOR THE NEXT YEAR.   ~  Pam 04-02-13
November1st, 2011                                                              Hello All ,                                                                                It’s that time of the year again that the Flower City Work Camp starts accepting application.                                     The Flower City Work Camp is a faith based organization that has been around for over 20 years and that during the Spring recess of 2012 will reach out, with over 500 youth and over 200 adult supervisors, to designated locations and work for three days doing home repairs at no cost to the home owner.                            They are now accepting applications due by December 1st.                                                                                       To best qualify the applicants must be of low income and have a owner occupied single family home. FCWC is looking for a variety of inside and outside work to keep them busy for three days. They cannot do roof or gutter repairs that are over one story, but that is really the only restriction. All applications will start to be evaluated in December, homes chosen in January/February and work to be completed in April of 2012.                                                          If you would like more information please contact Councilwoman Carla Palumbo’s office at 428-5982. Just give me a name, address and phone number and I will contact the person, explain the program and submit the application . This program really helps some of our most neediest people and really gets results. Last year they worked on over 60 homes. Please help pass the word.                              Chuck Stechna

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR HOME REPAIRS

 

AGENCIES/ORGANIZATIONS

 

NCS COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION (NCS)

-          275 Driving Park Avenue

-          Phone 254-8090, Fax 254-8093

-          Website www.ncscdc.org

 

SOUTH WEDGE PLANNING COMMITTEE (SWPC)

-          224 Mt. Hope Avenue

-          Phone 256-1740, Fax 256-1497

-          Website www.swpc.org

 

NORTH EAST AREA DEVELOPMENT (NEAD)

-          360 Webster Avenue

-          Phone 482-7320, Fax 654-5307

-          Website www.neadrochester,org

 

GROUP 14621 COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION

-          1171 North Clinton Avenue

-          Phone 266-4693, Fax 266-6196

-          Website www.group14621.com

 

BISHOP SHEEN FOUNDATION

-          935 East Avenue

-          Phone 461-4263

 

CHARLES SETTLEMENT HOUSE

-          445 Jay Street

-          Phone 277-0810

 

NEIGHBORWORKS of  ROCHESTER

-          570 South Avenue

-          325-4170

-   Website www.nwrochester.org

 

If  lead is present: CITY LEAD ABATEMENT GRANT PROGRAM

-          Phone 428-6912

 

For energy conservation: ABC ENERGY CONSERVATION

-          Action for Better Community

-          917 E Main Street

-          Phone 442-4160

 

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Please contact NeighborWorks® Rochester to find out more information about their current programs.   ~  Pam 04-02-13

4/19/11

Hi Pamela,

How are you?  This is Jared from NeighborWorks® RochesterI hope the first few weeks of spring have been going well.  I just wanted to send a quick email to remind you about NeighborWorks® Rochester’s home repair program.  This is the time of year that homeowners start thinking about repairs, and I just wanted to make sure that Lyell-Otis residents were still aware of our program.  As a non-profit CDFI, we are more flexible than a traditional bank with our loans, and we offer construction management to ensure that the work is done correctly.  Our program has no income restrictions, but we do have a partial grant for households that qualify based on income.

I also wanted to let Lyell-Otis residents know that NY State is offering free energy audits to households that earn below $130,000 annually.  Residents can feel free to contact us if they are interested in having a free energy audit done.  The audit discloses repairs that will eventually pay for themselves through lower RG&E bills.

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions, or you can forward my information to any residents that are in need of home repair assistance.

Sincerely,

Jared Strohl  

Community Lending Specialist 

NeighborWorks® Rochester 

570 South Avenue

Rochester, NY 14620

Phone: (585)325-4170 x318

Fax: (585)325-2587

NeighborWorks® Rochester collaborates with people and partners to strengthen, sustain and promote city neighborhoods.

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THE "HUD LEAD HAZARD CONTROL & HEALTHY HOME GRANT" PROGRAM HAS ENDED.
 
HOWEVER, I AM LEAVING THIS INFO HERE SO YOU CAN STILL CONTACT THE CORRECT OFFICE, IN CASE THE GRANT RETURNS IN THE FUTURE.
 
YOU CAN ALSO GO TO:
TO LEARN ABOUT LEAD POISONING PREVENTION.
~ Pam 04-02-13
 
Fall 2010
Hi Pam,

I didn't know if the Lyell-Otis Neighborhood Association members were aware
of Monroe County's new "HUD Lead Hazard Control & Healthy Home Grant".
We are offering a reimbursement grant up to $5500/unit to control all lead and
healthy home hazards. Costs beyond the $5500 must be covered by the owner.
Please share this information with property owners in your association.
We have room for new applicants as our goal is to make 350 units lead safe.
Our grant started in Jan 2010 and will run until Dec 2012.
Here's a link to our web page that explains our grant and includes a Homeowner Grant factsheet/application:
*** Pam's note: copy and paste this link! ***
http://www.monroecounty.gov/eh-hudgrant.php

Lee Houston, HUD Grant Project Director

Lee Houston, Associate Public Health Sanitarian
Monroe County Department of Public Health
Bureau of Sanitation
111 Westfall Road - Room 908
P.O. Box 92832
Rochester, New York 14692
(585) 753-5571 (phone), (585) 753-5098 (fax)
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