About The Housing Council

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.

The Housing Council
75 College Ave
Rochester, New York 14607

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Our Mission

  • To strengthen our community one home at a time.
  • To assist homeowners, tenants, landlords and municipalities through education, counseling and research.
  • To promote fair housing awareness.
  • To be the comprehensive resource for all housing issues.

Board of Directors

Orlando Ortiz, President

Rosemarie Gutierrez, Vice President

Christine Nothnagle, Treasurer

Catherine Braniecki, Secretary

Matthew Bain

James P. Barbato

Michael DerCola

John Durand

Karen Leonardi

Orlando Rivera

Ron Sassone