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"successful relationships for housing for homeless households and social services clients"Apr 11, 2014

NEW DATE JUST ADDED! Education Offering: "Successful Relationships for Housing for Homeless Households and Social Services Clients"  Click to read more...

reilich: crack down on absentee landlordsApr 11, 2014

Marking his first 100 days on the job by delivering his first address as Greece town supervisor, Bill Reilich pledged a crackdown on absentee landlords -particularly in the Dewey Avenue/Stone Road area - and promised a new municipal court that will only handle code violations.  Click to read more...

guest essay: 'housing first' for city's homeless-d&c article-march 22, 2014Apr 11, 2014

The realities of Rochester as the fifth poorest city in the nation have recently been a focus in this newspaper. The growing disparity between the very affluent and the rest of us shows evidence of unwise decisions in our public policies as well as in our individual choices.  Click to read more...

happy fair housing month! check this out: fair housing disability issues from lawnyApr 10, 2014

How do I know if I've been discriminated against?  Click to read more...

title track: real property crimes target distressed homes, homeowners-ny daily record article-april 7, 2014Apr 09, 2014

For some the "American Dream" is all about homeownership. Owning a home offers a sense of security and accomplishment. The dream of homeownership, combined with the current economic climate, increases the susceptibility of some homeowners to real estate fraud schemes.  Click to read more...

home for veterans program-nyshcr article-march 21, 2014Apr 08, 2014

SONYMA, in conjunction with the New York State Department of Veterans' Affairs, is pleased to offer the Homes for Veterans Program that will enable more U.S. military veterans and active duty U.S. military personnel to buy their first home (or move to a different home if you are a U.S. military veteran). A change in Federal law enables SONYMA to waive the first-time homebuyer requirement for any veteran (and their spouse or co-borrower) who:  Click to read more...

Calendar of Upcoming Events

  • FREE Home Energy Efficiency Seminar-PathStone-April 20142014 Apr, 2310:17PathStone Corporation will host Two (2) FREE upcoming Home Energy Efficiency Workshops on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 4:30PM and 6:30PM 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. Dinner will be provided and registration is required. For more information or to register, please call 585-442-2030 Ext. 214, email or visit Please bring a copy of your energy bill for application assistance.Click for more details
    Begins: 04/23/14 4:30pm
    Ends: 04/23/14 8:30pm
  • Landlords: Don't miss out on our next Operating Rental Property Workshop!2014 Apr, 2610:17Sign up now! Space is limited. 585-546-3700.Click for more details
    Begins: 04/26/14 10:00am
    Ends: 04/26/14 5:00pm
  • Operating Rental Property Workshop-THC-April 20142014 Apr, 2610:17The next Operating Rental Property Class is Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 10:00AM-5:00PM at The Housing Council, 75 College Avenue, Rochester, New York 14607. 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: 04/26/14 10:00am
    Ends: 04/26/14 5:00pm
  • "Successful Relationships for Housing for Homeless Households and Social Services Clients"2014 May, 0710:17NEW DATE JUST ADDED! Education Offering: "Successful Relationships for Housing for Homeless Households and Social Services Clients" The Rapid Rehousing Partnership, a collaborative program of Coordinated Care Services, Inc., The Monroe County Department of Human Services, Alternatives for Battered Women, Spirtus Christi Prison Outreach, The Center for Youth Services and The Housing Council at Pathstone, is pleased to announce the availability of a new, free educational workshop for landlords and property managers, "Successful Relationships for Housing for Homeless Households and Social Services Clients".  The first offering of this workshop is scheduled for: Wednesday, May 7th, 2014 8:00 – 9:30 AM at The Housing Council at Pathstone 75 College Avenue, Eastman Room As part of the community’s efforts to eliminate homelessness, a Rapid Rehousing approach is being used more and more to quickly move households from homelessness to stable permanent housing. The Rapid Rehousing Partnership Program provides the needed support for both the households moving into permanent housing and the landlords who are renting units for our clients. This new workshop offering is aimed at providing landlords and property managers with the information needed to have positive working relationships and experiences with the Department of Human Services, our Rapid Rehousing Program and their tenants. Topics to be included in this workshop are: Rapid Rehousing Supports for Landlords and Tenants Renting to Temporary Assistance Clients Landlord Statements Direct Rent Payments Property Violations The Landlord Tenant Security Agreement and Improvements in Claims Process Participation in the session is limited to 25 participants. Additional offering of this workshop will be scheduled on a regular basis. To register for the May 7th, 2014 session, please complete the registration form and return via fax or e-mail to: Michele Doherty: E-mail: Fax: 585-328-5211 The newly revised DHS Publication is available by clicking here, “Renting to Monroe County Temporary Assistance Clients – 2014”. Thank you and we hope that you will be able to attend this Educational Workshop!Click for more details
    Begins: 05/07/14 8:00am
    Ends: 05/07/14 9:30am
    Venue: The Housing Council Eastman Room

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NY Regulators are looking out for our clients trying for a Loan Modification. Find out how in this NY Times article.

N.Y. Regulator Raises Questions on Mortgage Firm Nationstar
Benjamin M. Lawsky, New York State's superintendent of financial services, said his office had received "hundreds of complaints from New York consumers" about problems at Nationstar Mortgage Holdings related to mortgage modifications, improper fees and lost paperwork.

Press Conference with First Niagara, PathStone & City
First Niagara, PathStone Corporation and the City of Rochester announced today a new Business Development Initiative to make funding available to boost small business creation and expansion in the City of Rochester.