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News

pot seen as reason for rise in denver homeless-abc news-july 26, 2014Jul 31, 2014

Officials at some Denver homeless shelters say the legalization of marijuana has contributed to an increase in the number of younger people living on the city's streets.  Click to read more...

housing market in rochester is strong, despite high pricesJul 30, 2014

According to Time Warner Cable News, the housing market in Rochester is experiencing high costs, even as the national real estate market starts to strengthen. A report by the Greater Rochester Association of Realtors announced that housing prices in the Rochester area are still abnormally high, and that potential buyers should expect to pay more for a house as well as additional work that may be required.  Click to read more...

fighting a no-pets eviction with doctors' notes and a federal suit-the new york times article-july 28, 2014Jul 30, 2014

The board has no problem accommodating pets, Bradley Silverbush, the boards lawyer, said. The problem is with people trying to sneak in their animals and then thinking they can pull a fast one when they get caught.  Click to read more...

reaction mixed over border kids housing plan-d&c article-july 23, 2014Jul 29, 2014

While the city explores a proposal to use the former Blossom South Nursing and Rehabilitation Center to house immigrant children, initial reaction from neighbors is mixed, and filled with questions about the impact on the area.  Click to read more...

new orleans mayor mitch landrieu announces ambitious plan to end veteran homelessness-july 10, 2014-usich blog articleJul 28, 2014

[Last week] New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu announced that his city is on track to become the first in the nation to end homelessness among Veterans. At an Independence Day event honoring those who have served, Mayor Landrieu declared that New Orleans is committed to completing the Mayors Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness fully one year ahead of the 2015 goal.  Click to read more...

housing major part of downtown rochester revival-d&c article-july 18, 2014Jul 22, 2014

'You are just seeing project after project getting introduced downtown and they get absorbed so quickly.' Patrick Dutton, developer  Click to read more...

Calendar of Upcoming Events

  • Landlords: Don't miss out on our next Operating Rental Property Workshop!2014 Aug, 1608:22Sign up now! Space is limited. 585-546-3700.Click for more details
    Begins: 08/16/14 10:00am
    Ends: 08/16/14 5:00pm
  • Operating Rental Property Workshop-THC-August 20142014 Aug, 1608:22The next Operating Rental Property Class is Saturday, August 16, 2014 from 10:00AM-5:00PM at The Housing Council, 75 College Avenue, Rochester, New York 14607 in the United Way Eastman Conference Room. The cost per person is $45.00 which includes handouts. Please call 585-546-3700 to register today! Spots are limited!Click for more details
    Begins: 08/16/14 10:00am
    Ends: 08/16/14 5:00pm
  • FREE Home Energy Efficiency Seminar-PathStone-August 20142014 Aug, 2608:22PathStone Corporation will host a FREE Home Energy Efficiency Workshop on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 5:30PM at 404 East Avenue, Rochester, New York 14607 (Accessible from Prince Street). PathStone's Energy Services staff will discuss NYSERDA energy programs and available grants/incentives. Refreshments will be provided and registration is required. For more information or to register, please call 585-442-2030 Ext. 204, email rcain@pathstone.org or visit http://www.pathstoneenergyinfo.org Please bring a copy of your energy bill (with account number) for application assistance. Attendees will receive a complimentary compact fluorescent light bulb (CFL) with your completed Home Performance with ENERGY STAR application.Click for more details
    Begins: 08/26/14 5:30pm
    Ends: 08/26/14 9:30pm

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We want to give @[123742930972221:274:The Housing Council] $5000 and need your help! You have 30 Days to click LIKE on this photo! We will give $1 for every "LIKE" this photo gets, up to $5000. The Housing Council is one of New York State's largest HUD-approved comprehensive housing counseling agencies. (It is) A not-for-profit corporation founded in 1971, in Rochester, New York, The Housing Council provides landlord education, foreclosure prevention, pre-purchase counseling, emergency housing services and fair housing education. The (Housing) Council provides property management tools and strategies to landlords( in order) to enhance their business skills and familiarize them with their rights and responsibilities. The Housing Council served over 8,000 households throughout the region in 2010.

VISIONS FEDERAL CREDIT UNION

The Housing Council at PathStone is partnering with Visions Federal Credit Union to offer a pilot Post-Purchasing Counseling program for 70 new homeowners each year by receiving $5,000 annually for the next three years.

The Housing Council at PathStone is one of New York State's largest HUD-approved comprehensive housing counseling agencies. The Housing Council is a not-for-profit corporation founded in 1971, in Rochester, New York. The Housing Council provides landlord and tenant education, foreclosure prevention, pre-purchase counseling, emergency housing services and fair housing education. The Housing Council provides property management tools and strategies to landlords in order to enhance their business skills and familiarize them with their rights and responsibilities.

Individuals and families who purchase new homes face a variety of obstacles. New homeowners are often approached by people offering them new services, products or equity secured financing. The temptation to increase personal debt is high. Budget/credit management and managing property insurance often causes confusion without the right guidance or information. Exploring and understanding options regarding the various uses of home equity are cumbersome and difficult to understand. Recognizing these potential problems, The Housing Council at PathStone will implement this pilot Post-Purchasing Counseling Program.

The Housing Council at PathStone will serve 70 households annually with one Post-Purchase Counseling Education Class offered at different times during spring/summer and fall/winter sessions. Our Post-Purchase Education Counseling program will include the following:

o Education provided from a Certified Housing Counselor
o Budget and credit management
o Financial Management
o Managing property insurance and taxes
o Energy Conservation and programs
o Home maintenance education and information on loan programs and other resources

Classes will be held one time per family/household. As an incentive to participate, each household will receive a $50 gift card to Home Depot to be used toward housing maintenance. Refreshments will also be served.

A presentation of the first check for this program was received by The Housing Council at PathStone on June 23, 2014 from Regina Seabrook, Branch Manager of Visions Federal Credit Union in Rochester and Timothy R. Strong, Business Development Manager of Visions Federal Credit Union to Stuart Mitchell, CEO/President of PathStone Corporation and Susan Boss, Executive Director of The Housing Council at PathStone.


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