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Permanent Supportive Housing Programs

Please note that all Permanent Supportive Housing Programs, including ours listed below, are accessed through the Rochester/Monroe County Homeless Continuum of Care Community Wait List. To be placed on the waitlist, individuals and families must be homeless and in either; emergency shelter, safe haven or street homeless. Outside of working with shelter case managers, those looking for placement on the Community Waitlist can visit https://rochomeless.org/coordinated-entry/ for further details.

Shelter Plus Care Program

Providence Housing’s Shelter Plus Care Program assists individuals that are homeless and have qualifying disabilities to find placement in safe, affordable housing which is critical to his/her stability and well-being. An eligible disability can be a history of a substance use disorder, a mental illness or a diagnosis of AIDS or AIDS-related diseases that impede the ability to live independently. Homelessness is defined as someone staying in an emergency shelter, transitional housing, safe haven or literally street homeless.

Please contact Aimee Cosimano for information about this program. 585-529-9556

Suburban Supportive Housing Initiative (SSHI)

The Supportive Suburban Housing Initiative is a permanent supportive housing program available in Greece NY that opened in 2007 and offers 22 two-bedroom apartments designated for homeless families with disabilities who need case management and supportive services. Residents can stay as long as they need services and comply with program requirements, which include maintaining sobriety. The Social Worker assists families in developing a personal plan, which includes training in life skills, and achieving stability and self-sufficiency. Life skills programming is offered on-site and in the community and a tutoring program is available for children during the school year. The staff for this program is employed by Providence Housing and the Catholic Diocese of Rochester and primary funding is provided by a Housing and Urban Development grant.

Please call 585-315-3151 for information and intake.

Veteran’s Housing Program

The Veteran’s Permanent Housing Program is funded by the HUD Supportive Housing Program. This program is designed to provide permanent housing to income-eligible individuals who are a minimum of 18 years of age, are low-income households, have veteran status by national standards, are homeless by HUD definition and have been diagnosed as having a disability. Participants contribute 30% of their adjusted gross income to the program.

Please contact Aimee Cosimano for information about this program. 585-529-9556

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