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LAFRANCE APARTMENTS NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS

Providence Housing Development Corporation is excited to begin accepting applications at LaFrance Apartments, a new affordable housing development for individuals and families, to be located at 416 Powell Street in Elmira, New York. The initial application period will be from May 15, 2020, to July 13, 2020. Tenants will be selected on a random basis through use of a lottery.

Groundbreaking for LaFrance Apartments took place in October 2019 and construction is expected to be finished in the Fall of 2020. The property will feature 37 one-bedroom apartments providing affordable housing for 17 individuals or two-person families, and 20 apartments will be reserved for eligible NYS Empire State Homeless Housing Initiative (ESSHI) residents referred by Catholic Charities of Chemung/Schuyler (CCC/S).

“It’s a great location with accessibility to bus routes, shopping, and social services.” said Mark Greisberger, Executive Director for Providence Housing, “LaFrance Apartments will provide safe and affordable housing for individuals who often can’t find housing. If an individual has a disability, is homeless, or are working on their recovery, LaFrance Apartments is a great option for them. CCC/S will be able to provide services in the building and residents can utilize Catholic Charities’ Samaritan Center Food Pantry located two blocks away when in need of short-term supports like food and clothing.

Catholic Charities of Chemung/Schuyler serves anyone in need and works to help individuals and families secure housing. “Having new, affordable apartments will help people who may find it difficult to find safe housing. We are looking forward to providing the needed supports for the residents of LaFrance,” states Laura Opelt, Interim Executive Director of Catholic Charities.

LaFrance Apartments will offer four fully wheelchair accessible units, two units for hearing/visually impaired, and all apartments are handicap visitable or adaptable. Apartments come with a fully equipped kitchen, including Energy Star appliances, a spacious living/dining area, central air conditioning, individually controlled heat and electric, off-street parking, emergency call system, Intercom entry, and elevator access. Heat and electricity are included with rent. There will be laundry facilities on each floor, access to computers, and a community room for residents to enjoy. Applications will be available on June 1 and will be accepted May 15 through July 13, 2020 for the initial application lottery. The lottery will be held on July 14, 2020, at 12 Noon at McNiff Commons located at 401 Powell Street, Elmira, NY 14904. Income and occupancy requirements apply. For more information or to be placed on an interest list, please visit ProvidenceHousing.org/Housing/LaFrance-Apartments or call (585) 529-9555.

CCC/S will offer skills training and case management services to eligible residents on site to help build life skills, prepare residents for job readiness, and aide with recovery. For more information, visit https://cs-cc.org/.com  or call (607) 734-9784.

About Providence Housing Development Corporation: Providence Housing, a not-for-profit organization affiliated with the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester, develops, finances and manages housing for individuals and families in the 12 counties of the Diocese including Monroe, Ontario, Livingston, Yates, Tompkins and Chemung. For more information or to donate, visit www.ProvidenceHousing.org

About Catholic Charities of Chemung/Schuyler: Catholic Charities is committed to fighting the effects of poverty and its root causes through its work. Catholic Charities provides a number of needed programs and services in the community with a priority toward the poor. Catholic Charities of Chemung/Schuyler works to ensure that people have food, clothing, shelter, medical services, and the ability to achieve a decent standard of living. For more information on services, please visit www.cs-cc.org or call 607-734-9784.

 

News Media Contacts:

Mark Greisberger, Executive Director
Providence Housing Development Corporation
1150 Buffalo Road, Rochester, NY 14624
(585) 529-9557
Mark.Greisberger@dor.org

Katie Rhodes, Development & Marketing Coordinator
Catholic Charities of Chemung & Schuyler
Office: 607.734.9784, x2133
Katie.Rhodes@dor.org

 

 

Tempro Emergency Family Shelter to be Dedicated to Joel Kunkler on November 24, 2019

Please join Providence Housing at a dedication ceremony for Joel E. Kunkler that will take place on Sunday, November 24th at 2 pm at 206 Central Park in the Marketview Heights neighborhood. Members of the public, fellow community servants and media are welcome to attend.

Joel’s Life of Commitment to the Rochester Community: Tempro found a natural ally in lifelong community servant and advocate, Joel Kunkler. After becoming involved with Tempro while working as Director of Landlord and Tenant Services at the Housing Council at Pathstone, Joel brought renewed energy, dedication and revitalization to Tempro’s Emergency Family Shelter Program. This led Tempro to move its program to stay with Joel as he changed employment from the Housing Council to the then-recently formed Person-Centered Housing Options in late 2017. This news story featuring Joel, Tempro and volunteerism with the Junior League of Rochester on WHAM from September 2018 is a small example of the unique partnership that Joel and Tempro shared in service to homeless families in Rochester. An inspiring and instructional video of Joel Kunkler discussing the Tempro Emergency Shelter Program captures Joel’s unique empathy for vulnerable underserved populations and his unparalleled wealth of knowledge about homelessness and housing policy in Rochester.

The Tempro Board of Directors, among countless others in the Rochester Community, was shocked and deeply saddened by Joel’s sudden passing at 48 years of age on October 15, 2019. They are proud to honor Joel’s lifetime of tireless commitment and service to the Rochester community, particularly in the areas of housing rights, homelessness and advocacy, through a dedication ceremony of a Tempro Emergency Family Shelter home in Joel’s name.

Tempro’s 50 Year Legacy to be Celebrated Friday, November 15th, 2019

Tempro’s 50 year legacy of supporting Rochester’s homeless and families will be celebrated Friday, November 15th at 5:30 pm, at Temple B’rith Kodesh located at 2131 Elmwood Avenue.

Providence Housing Development Corporation invites you to celebrate Tempro’s 50th Anniversary of serving the Rochester community. The mission of Tempro Development Co. Inc. is to provide safe, affordable housing to families in crisis through innovative, humanitarian initiatives that find a healthy, stable environment for homeless people in which they can heal, grow, and rebuild their lives.

Since 1969, thousands of Rochesterians have received vital, life-altering assistance through Tempro: through permanent affordable housing with the Suburban Supportive Housing Initiative (SSHI) in Greece, transitional supportive housing at the Susan B Anthony House, neighborhood revitalization efforts such as the First Street Recreation Center, and apartments for homeless veterans at the Rochester Cozier Colgate Divinity School campus in conjunction with the Veterans Outreach Center. Providence Housing has partnered with Tempro and SSHI to provide affordable housing to individuals in crisis in the Rochester area.

Where it started. The founding members of Tempro were concerned about the plight of homeless families in Rochester after the 1964 riots, and the unacceptable conditions homeless families faced in local hotels and shelters where they were placed – often divided and unable to stay together, making a traumatic situation even worse. In response, Tempro started its Emergency Family Shelter program with three houses near the public market where homeless families could stay together, with dignity. Over time, the number has increased to eleven. Each apartment is secured, fully equipped and supported with a dedicated case manager providing guidance, transportation, and assistance that enables 120 families each year to move on and lead full productive lives in permanent housing. To learn more about Tempro, click here.

For more information about how Providence Housing partners with Tempro and SSHI, please contact Donna Granger at 585-529-9556.

Henrietta’s Make A Difference Day Brings 25 Volunteers to West Town Village

Twenty-five volunteers helped with projects at West Town Village, an affordable senior housing apartment complex in Henrietta, for Make a Difference Day on Saturday, October 26, 2019.

For the past eight or so years, the Make a Difference team sends a group of girls to help the seniors work on a Halloween craft project with the residents. This year, they created festive fabric centerpieces with toilet paper, fabric, and decorative ribbon and also painted pumpkins and gourds.

West Town Village needed help with fall cleaning and the Make a Difference team coordinated with the Rochester Bryant & Stratton women’s basketball team for assistance. Head coach, Sean Knorr, was looking for an opportunity where the entire team could participate together to give back to the community. Teammates helped move lawn furniture, clean surfaces throughout the apartments, and clean out storage rooms to help the Providence Housing.

Providence Housing is always happy to have volunteers help with spring and fall clean up at our properties. If your company or club would like to assist with volunteering efforts, please contact Debbie Goetz at 585-529-9555.

 

Day of Caring Volunteers Enhance 14 Providence Housing Properties

Over 120 Volunteers Across Four Counties Provided Seasonal Help

  • Carestream Volunteers at Holy Rosary Campus
  • Paychex Volunteers at Carlson Commons
  • Paychex Volunteers at Plymouth Manor
  • Paychex Volunteers at Carlson Commons
  • Howard Hanna Gates Volunteers at Atwood Park
  • Hyatt Volunteers at Rivendell Commons
  • Wegmans Volunteers at Elizabeth Blackwell Apts
  • Wegmans Volunteers at Clark Park Apts
  • Oldcastle Team at West Town Village
  • Empire Access Volunteers at Shortsville Commons
  • Corning Volunteers at McNiff Commons
  • United Way Volunteers at Trumansburg Country Estates
  • Corning workers at Village Green apartments

Providence Housing Development Corporation welcomed 123 volunteers for United Way’s Day of Caring and Day of Action in Monroe, Ontario, Chemung and Tompkins Counties this May and June. Twelve different companies brought teams to help make a difference in the lives of many residents and staff by sprucing up the properties where they live.  Providence Housing develops, finances, and manages affordable housing for seniors, individuals with special needs, and families.

Volunteers typically enjoy Day of Caring because it gives them a chance to take a day off from working in their offices to assist various non-profit organizations with projects together with their colleagues. Teams at Providence Housing helped to beautify properties where seniors, families and individuals with disabilities or in need of supportive housing live. The largest group, with 30 volunteers from Oldcastle (a division of CRH), helped at West Town Village (WTV) senior apartments in Henrietta. Five groups returned to Providence after volunteering previous years, including Oldcastle (WTV), Paychex (Carlson Commons/Plymouth Manor), Carestream (Holy Rosary Apartments), Howard Hanna’s Chili-Ogden team (Atwood Park Apartments) and Hyatt Regency (Rivendell Court). Kodak Alaris, new to Providence, brought 15 volunteers to clear brush and landscape the grounds at St. Salome and Durand Senior Apartments. For Day of Caring in Ontario County, nine volunteers from Wegmans in Geneva and Empire Access provided yard maintenance at Shortsville Meadows, Elizabeth Blackwell and Clark Park Apartments. For Day of Action in the southern tier counties, 22 volunteers from Corning, Inc. and six from the United Way of Tompkins County tackled landscaping projects in Elmira and Trumansburg.

“Everyone deserves to live in a nice home,” said Mark Greisberger, Executive Director at Providence Housing. “Volunteers help enhance our properties by helping staff with seasonal yard maintenance, painting, and other time-consuming projects.” The residents like to see the flowers planted and their yards looking well-kept with fresh mulch each year, and the seniors often enjoy serving lunch to our volunteers during Day of Caring.

Providence Housing’s mission is to strengthen families and communities by creating and providing access to quality affordable housing enriched by the availability of supportive services. Providence Housing is a not-for-profit corporation affiliated with the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester, New York.

For more information about Providence Housing and the services they offer, visit www.ProvidenceHousing.org. For volunteer information, contact Providence at (585) 529-9555.

Help us help the homeless on ROC the Day – November 28th!

Providence Housing, in line with HUD’s guidelines, has adopted a Housing First approach. Housing First allows for the immediate placement of homeless individuals and families without having to have required documentation immediately upon admission to a program. The idea behind this is the importance of housing and the stability that it provides to address other needs once this basic need is met. After placement, participants, Housing Specialists, Case Managers and any other part of the client’s team, gather required documentation for program participation. Many of the chronically homeless in our community have been living in shelters or the streets for such a long time that they do not have the access or means to furnish their new apartments. In addition to lack of furnishings, our clients will be in need of household goods such as kitchen ware, linens and often food.

Our grant budgets do not often allow for assistance with these items, creating a further challenge to the success of transitioning into apartment living. In order to provide these items for our program participants, we depend on donations of furnishings from various organizations that are often also limited in funding. Other resources are often used furnishings that are not always of the best quality. We believe that having quality furnishings and goods further promotes the sense of being home for our clients.

For ROC the Day, we are seeking funds to help purchase these items as we do not have large storage facilities and this allows us to help individuals as they come to us. However, if you have furniture or other items you’d like to donate, please contact Donna Granger at 585-529-9556.

OUR GOAL FOR ROC THE DAY: $3,000.

This will allow us to help provide needed furnishings and household items for 20 individuals and families served through our homeless programs and Housing First initiatives. How many individuals can you help?

A $150 donation helps serve 1 individual or family.

A $300 donation helps serve 2 individuals/families.

A $450 donation helps serve 3 individuals/families.

A $600 donation helps serve 4 individuals or families.

Can’t donate $150? Donate whatever you are able. A smaller donation will make someone else’s donation go farther.

Two of our board members have made challenge pledges:

Daniel Saperstone will donate $300 once we have reached $750 in pledges. And Jeff Smith will donate $250 once we have reached $1,000 in donations. Our goal is to help 20 families or raise $3,000.

To learn more about our programs and services for the homeless and to donate, visit our ROC the DAY DONATION PAGE on November 28th and give what you are able.

 

 

ROC the Day Brings Hope for Continued Security at Son House

November 29th is ROC THE DAY

Meet Brendan. He lives at Son House and feels safe there. He’d like to keep it that way.

Brendan Lopa has been a resident of Son House for nearly two years and is grateful for his home and cat, life, and the supportive resources he has thanks to Providence Housing and others. Brendan and other residents are concerned about the safety at Son House due to a building that will be torn down next door. Look for Brendan’s story soon on our website at www.ProvidenceHousing.org.

The brick building you see in the background of these photos will be demolished by the city, leaving a huge gap in privacy and protection on our property.

Without an appropriate fence on this property, there is a big risk for trespassers to climb onto the property and access the building. We have contracted with Wholesale Fence & Rail Supply to erect a new, taller fence along the property line that attaches to the building. The cost is $2,415.

Providence Housing is participating in ROC the Day, the Rochester community’s 24-hour, online giving event that provides donors an opportunity to support not-for-profit organizations doing great work in the greater Rochester area. Money donated to Providence Housing will help pay for the fence at Son House.

For more information on becoming a ROCstar and to donate on November 29th, visit www.roctheday.org/event/ProvidenceHousingDevelopmentCorporation or call 1-800-242-0238.

The following challenge grant has been set up so far for ROC the Day:

1) Daniel Saperstone, of The Cabot Group, is a board member donating up to $250 to match the first $250 in contributions made by others. Our goal is to raise $250 or more by 10 am.

To donate to Providence Housing directly after November 29th, 2016, contact Debbie Bilotta at dbilotta@dor.org.

80 Day of Caring Volunteers Made Big Impact at Providence Housing

Volunteers from Six Companies Made Day of Caring a Priority

Providence Housing Development Corporation welcomed 80 volunteers for United Way’s Day of Caring in Monroe County on May 12, 2016, plus 10 additional volunteers are expected to help the non-profit organization by the end of June, all because of United Way’s Day of Caring efforts in both Monroe and Chemung counties. Five companies came back to volunteer after two to six years of service and one new company, First Niagara Bank & Trust, helped make a big impact on the properties and affordable housing communities.

  • Hyatt Volunteers at Rivendell Apartments
  • Canandaigua National Bank volunteers at St. Salome's Apartments
  • First Niagara volunteers at West Town Village
  • Paychex volunteers at Carlson Commons and Plymouth Manor
  • Voiceport volunteers at Holy Rosary Apartments
  • Closing USA Volunteers at Atwood Park Apartment with senior residents

Volunteers from various businesses, who wanted to give back to the community, worked outside on a gorgeous day off from their office jobs to spruce up Providence Housing properties and be productive in a different way — by doing yard work and cleaning. Ten volunteers from Closing USA and 20 volunteers from First Niagara Bank & Trust did weeding, mulching and planting at senior living properties Atwood Park in Gates and West Town Village apartments in Henrietta. A Paychex team of 15 volunteers helped beautify properties at Carlson Commons and Plymouth Manor Apartments in the city. This was Paychex’s fifth year participating in Day of Caring at Providence Housing. After a hard day’s work, they celebrated with lunch and a cookie cake. Three dedicated volunteers from Hyatt, who have helped at Rivendell Apartments for the past six years, returned to Providence in the Park Avenue area to “do whatever was needed.” A team of 20 volunteers from Canandaigua National Bank, who have worked with Providence for three years in Monroe and Ontario counties, weeded and planted flowers for the senior housing community at St. Salome Apartments in Irondequoit, while 12 Voiceport employees scheduled time in shifts doing yard work at Holy Rosary and Brown Street properties. This June, 10 volunteers are expected in Elmira at McNiff Commons through United Way of Chemung County’s Day of Action program.

“I’m really thrilled that we have volunteers coming back every year to join us on this day,” said Mark Greisberger, Executive Director of Providence Housing. “Hyatt and Paychex have been helping us for five or more years – they know the properties, ask to do special projects, and look to get the most done with their time.” Volunteers want to be busy and feel like they are making a real contribution. Kristopher Laughrey, volunteer coordinator for Day of Caring at Paychex, checked ahead to make sure there was “a sufficient amount of work that needed to be done” for his team. The Paychex Information Technology team out of Henrietta has worked on multiple Providence Housing properties over the years to maximize the volunteer impact on the organization.
Providence Housing’s mission is to strengthen families and communities by creating and providing access to quality affordable housing enriched by the availability of supportive services. Providence Housing develops, finances, and manages affordable housing for seniors, individuals with special needs, and families. Providence Housing is a not-for-profit corporation affiliated with the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester, New York.

For more information about Providence Housing and the services they offer, visit www.ProvidenceHousing.org. For volunteer information, contact Providence at (585) 529-9555. Like Providence Housing on Facebook to keep updated and see more photos at www.facebook.com/providencehousing!

Follow up your Thanks with one day of Giving for ROC the Day.

December 1, 2015 is ROC THE DAY

Many of us realize during this time of year how thankful we are for all that we have, including the roof over our heads and great friends, peers and loved ones who support us. There are also many people who are struggling to find a home and any support that gives them dignity. Growing numbers of individuals and families struggle to find safe, affordable housing throughout the year — the need for housing far outweighs availability. Providence Housing Development Corporation recently helped two families find a home, just in time for the holidays, but they need your help covering the cost of a new roof that made this possible.

Providence Housing is participating in ROC the Day, the Rochester community’s 24-hour, online giving event that provides donors an opportunity to support not-for-profit organizations doing great work in the greater Rochester area. Money donated to Providence Housing will help pay for a roof that was recently installed on one of their two-family properties in the city of Rochester.

Providence was able to finance the roof allowing two new families to have a home, but they are looking to attain funds to cover the cost of the roof, allowing them to focus on development and support services for their residents. For more information on becoming a ROCstar and to donate on December 1st, visit www.ROCtheDay.org/ProvidenceHousingDevelopmentCorporation or call 1-800-242-0238.

The following challenge grants have been set up for ROC the Day:

1) $200 will be donated to PHDC after the first $200 has been donated.

2) Mark Greisberger, Executive Director, will personally donate $200 for the next $200 donated to PHDC.

3) Daniel Saperstone, of The Cabot Group, is a board member donating up to $200 to match contributions made by his co-workers, friends and peers. In order to track donations for Dan, please comment on the PHDC LinkedIn page with the amount donated and “The Cabot Group” or e-mail PHDC’s marketing director privately at mwallace.cddesign@gmail.com.

To donate to Providence Housing directly after December 1, 2015, contact Debbie Bilotta at dbilotta@dor.org.

Group Home Residents Excited for Life Changing Opportunity

  • Pickering House
  • Pickering House Dining Room
  • Pickering House Family Room

Providence Housing and Catholic Charities Community Services provide new living experience for residents.

Providence Housing Development Corporation is proud to manage a new group home property in Penn Yan, Yates County, in partnership with Catholic Charities Community Services. Pickering House, named after Catholic Charities Community Services founding Executive Director Paul Pickering, is home to three new residents who recently took a big step forward to more independent living.

“We’re pleased to see the residents taking to their home so quickly,” said Debbie Bilotta, Property Manager for Providence Housing. “This is a great opportunity for them to live more independently. Providence is always looking for opportunities to help those in need find the best housing solution possible. That’s what we’re here for.”

Robin Hoppe, Program Supervisor at Catholic Charities, is thrilled for the residents. She said, “they were so excited to have their own house.” The residents previously lived in a group home that provided 24-hour/7 days-per-week supervised care. Ms. Hoppe added, “Catholic Charities staff will provide assistance with meal preparation, paying bills and other life skills as needed. The residents are happy to have reached the next step towards independent living.”

Providence Housing, a not-for-profit organization affiliated with the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester, develops, finances and manages housing for individuals and families in the 12 counties of the Diocese including Monroe, Ontario, Yates and Chemung. For more information click here or to donate, click here.

Catholic Charities Community Services is a not-for-profit organization celebrating 35 years servicing the 12 counties of the Diocese and provides services for persons with developmental disabilities, traumatic brain injuries, those living with HIV/AIDS and significant health challenges. For more information, visit www.CCCSRochester.org.

University of Rochester Freshman Volunteer at Providence Housing for Wilson Day 2015

  • St. Salome senior housing gets help from Wilson Day volunteers
  • UofR Wilson Day volunteers at St. Salome for Providence Housing
  • Providence Housing staff at Wilson Day
  • Paul Wolk Commons
  • UofR Wilson volunteers at Providence Housing
  • UofR Wilson volunteers at Providence Housing - Paul Wolk Commons
  • Paul Wolk Commons resident
  • UofR Wilson Day students building plant beds
  • Volunteers re-potting plants
  • U of R Wilson Day volunteer organizes library at Paul Wolk Commons for Providence Housing
  • Volunteers planting mums in time for Fall.
  • Paul Wolk Commons resident helps organize volunteers

On Thursday, August 27th, 2015, Providence Housing was fortunate to have close to 20 volunteers helping at two properties – Paul Wolk Commons and St. Salome Apartments. Each year, the University of Rochester coordinates a volunteer day called Wilson Day that takes place during freshman orientation. It is a way for all incoming freshman to get to know their new community and help make it thrive, as well as get to know some of their floor mates from their residence halls.

At Paul Wolk Commons, property manager Donna Granger led small team of students on several projects. One student organized the library on the 2nd floor, making it easier for residents to find books that interest them. Outside, several students built two raised plant beds and planted flowers, while others weeded, re-potted and transplanted flowers and plants into the rest of the yard. They had help from a few residents who got into the spirit of volunteering.

At the same time in Irondequoit, at St. Salome Apartments, a large group of students helped paint inside one of the apartments, while others outside cleared brush, weeded and spruced up the property. One of our long-time residents enjoyed getting outdoors to talk with the volunteers.

Providence Housing always appreciates groups or individuals who can offer time to volunteer. There are always projects that need volunteers. If your company or group would like to volunteer for Providence Housing, please contact us at (585) 529-9555.

80 Volunteers Help Providence Housing in May-June Through Day of Caring

Rochester, NY – Providence Housing Development Corporation welcomed 63 volunteers for United Way’s Day of Caring in Monroe County on two different dates in May, plus 17 additional volunteers in June, all because of United Way’s Day of Caring efforts in both Monroe and Chemung counties. Eight different companies chose Providence Housing for their volunteer efforts and have already made a difference in the lives of many residents and staff.

  • Hyatt volunteers at Rivendell for 5th Year

 

  • Union Meadows
  • Canandaigua National Bank volunteers at Day of Caring at Providence Housing
  • Before photo of playground at Union Meadows
  • Union Meadow_Before_help
  • Union Park volunteers from CNB
  • CNB volunteers
  • CNB volunteers
  • CNB volunteers
  • Smiles abound
  • Fun with CNB
  • "I want you."
  • Good to take a break
  • Fixing the playground
  • Fixing the playground
  • Powerwashing
  • Making a dent in the pile
  • Providence Maintenance staff working at Day of Caring
  • Union Meadow_after_help
  • After photo of new stone at Providence Housing development at Union Meadows
  • Canandaigua National Bank volunteers

Volunteers from various businesses, who wanted to give back to the community, worked outside on a day off from their offices to do yard work and repairs to Providence Housing properties, something that is always more fun doing as a group. Seven volunteers from Closing USA and 12 from Concentrix did weeding, mulching and planting at senior living properties Atwood Park and West Town Village apartments. 10 young adults and teens from Hillside Children’s Services and Halpern Education Center, and 15 adults from Paychex, helped beautify properties at Carlson Commons and Plymouth Manor Apartments, including some much needed fence repairs and garbage pick up. This was Paychex’s fourth year participating in Day of Caring at Providence Housing. Three dedicated volunteers from Hyatt, who have helped at Rivendell Apartments for the past five years, returned to Providence in the Park Avenue area to spruce up properties and enjoy a celebratory cookie cake. A large team of 16 volunteers from Canandaigua National Bank, who could not attend Day of Caring on the 14th made special arrangements with Providence to work at Union Park and Union Meadows I on May 7th, while Voiceport scheduled time to volunteer on June 25th. Nine Corning, Inc. employees in Elmira, New York, volunteered at McNiff Commons through United Way of Chemung County’s Day of Caring.

  • Concentrix volunteers at West Town Village

 

  • Thank you Paychex for helping Providence for 4 years!
  • Paychex helps fix fence at Carlson Commons
  • Paychex helps fix fence at Carlson Commons
  • Thank you Halpren Education Center

“I think people really enjoy helping others and it says a lot about the companies who allow their employees leave work to volunteer with a non-profit agency,” said Marty Wallace, Director of Marketing at Providence Housing. “Working together to make a community stronger makes people feel more fulfilled. The happier and more fulfilled you are, the more productive you are at work.” It appears to make the residents happier as well. It is common for the senior residents to help prepare lunches and talk with the volunteers while they are working. Some residents even help with yard work. “We are always thrilled to have volunteers help us at Providence,” exclaimed Stefanie Glatz, property manager at West Town Village. “As with many non-profits, resources are limited, so volunteers make daily work for the maintenance and other staff easier to manage. And the residents love to see their ‘home’ look nice.”

Providence Housing’s mission is to strengthen families and communities by creating and providing access to quality affordable housing enriched by the availability of supportive services. Providence Housing develops, finances, and manages affordable housing for seniors, individuals with special needs, and families. Providence Housing is a not-for-profit corporation affiliated with the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester, New York.

  • Corning volunteers at McNiff Commons
  • Residents at McNiff Commons
  • Residents at McNiff Commons

 

  • Hanging the flowers at Atwood Park
  • Residents at Atwood Park
  • Residents at Atwood Park
  • Residents at Atwood Park

For more information about Providence Housing and the services they offer, visit www.ProvidenceHousing.org. For volunteer information, contact Providence at (585) 529-9555.

ROC THE SUN Crowdfunding Campaign a Success

Providence Housing Development Corporation and Sustainable Energy Developments (SED) recently completed a successful crowdfunding campaign through Indiegogo, raising $3, 500 to help install an array of solar panels on their Son House Apartments property.

SED will award and install a 5kW array for Providence Housing as part of their Roc-the-sun giveaway contest won earlier this year. In order to cover additional costs associated with the installation, the crowdfunding campaign was put into action. Thanks to donors, the goal of $3,500 was attained. The money raised will pay for systems costs, construction racking, permit fees and other costs associated with installing the solar array. The project is projected to begin in late summer, 2015.

Solar energy will help Providence Housing minimize costs and focus on their mission. The array will be installed on Providence Housing’s Son House Apartments building, located at 539 Joseph Avenue in downtown Rochester. Son House Apartments features 21 one-bedroom apartments, resident community space, and an outdoor courtyard.

Providence Housing’s mission is to strengthen families and communities by creating and providing access to quality affordable housing enriched by the availability of supportive services. For more information about Son House Apartments, send an e-mail to sonhouse@dor.org.

PROVIDENCE HOUSING TO CELEBRATE 20 YEARS

Providence Housing Development Corporation will host a 20th Anniversary Gala on Thursday, September 18th, at Artisan Works, 565 Blossom Road, Suite L, Rochester NY 14610 from 5:30 to 9:00 p.m. WHAM-13 News Anchor and Associate News Director Don Alhart will be the event’s Master of Ceremonies. A silent auction will feature over 60 “baskets” or items for bid. Money raised will help finance pre-development opportunities in the greater Rochester area and Shelter Plus Care support services for residents. The event will feature heavy hors d’oeuvres, desserts, beer and wine (cash bar), entertainment by the JazzNik Trio and a short program showcasing Providence Housing’s 20 years in affordable housing. LECESSE Construction Company, Inc. is the premier sponsor for the evening, along with Gold Sponsor Atlas Contractors, LLC and a number of others who have invested in Providence Housing’s 20/20 Vision for the future. Tickets to the event are $100. To reserve tickets, contact Debbie Bilotta at dbilotta@dor.org or call (585) 529-9555 by September 8, 2014.

  • Walt Disney World 4-Park Hopper Passes
  • Jachles Imperial Floors
  • Hunt Country Vineyards
  • MacKenzie Childs

Providence Housing’s mission is to strengthen families and communities by creating and providing access to quality affordable housing enriched by the availability of supportive services. Providence Housing helps individuals and families within the 12-county region of the Diocese of Rochester

Providence Housing founders envisioned a housing development corporation that would work closely with the faith community and Catholic Charities agencies, supporting those entities where a need for housing was perceived. Since 1994, Providence has secured greater than $135 million in project development funding from public and private sources and has created more than 900 units of affordable housing. This housing has been developed in collaboration with Catholic Charities agencies and other Catholic institutions throughout the Diocese of Rochester.

Providence Housing, a not-for-profit organization affiliated with the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester, develops, finances and manages housing for individuals and families in the 12 counties of the Diocese. For more information, visit www.ProvidenceHousing.org.

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