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Donations welcome! Providence Housing gratefully accepts contributions to support the development of affordable housing. There are many expenses that are not covered by the private investment and government funding for specific properties. Your donation will greatly assist us in carrying on this work.

As a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, donations to Providence are tax deductible. While unrestricted giving is encouraged, you may choose to have your gift allocated to one or more of Providence Housing’s programs.

Please indicate in your correspondence if the gift is for:

  • Pre-Development Fund
  • General Support
  • Shelter Plus Care
  • Tenant Services

Donations may be sent to:
Providence Housing Development Corporation
1150 Buffalo Road
Rochester, NY 14624-1823

OR you may call our offices at 585.529.9555 with your credit card information.

OR you may use your credit card through PayPal, by clicking on the button below:


Providence is happy to host short-term volunteer projects at our rental projects. Every year volunteers for the United Way Day of Caring help us with our spring clean-up. Incoming freshman at the University of Rochester participate in Wilson Day, a day of volunteering in the community. They have helped us stain the many fences at Plymouth Manor, Carlson Commons and Olean Heights. Several visiting church youth groups, some as far away as Chicago, have used their day of service to maintain our gardens and lawns. Past day-long projects have included a community-built playground at Union Meadows that involved St. Vincent’s Youth Group, East HS/SOTA Swim Team, many staff members and their families. Please contact Debbie at 585.529.9555 dbilotta@dor.org if you are interested in volunteering for Providence Housing in any way.

Education and Advocacy

Learn more about poverty, the need for more affordable housing, and the results that can be achieved.

Here are some helpful links and materials:

Catholic Social Teaching and Affordable Housing

Homelessness and Housing A Human Tragedy, A Moral Challenge  1988

USCCB Right-to-a-decent-home-1975

USCCB homelessness-and-housing 1988

USCCB affordable-housing-and-NHTF-2011

Recent Reports on Poverty and Housing in the Rochester Area

Poverty in Rochester and Area Dec 2013

The Effectiveness of Affordable Housing

REPORT- Homelessness as relates to housing