Housing Council Documents

Original Documents

The Housing Council at PathStone Annual Report 2015 – Read our annual report for 2015 for board information, funding sources, and program areas.

Housing Council Annual Report 2010 — Read our annual report for 2010 for staff and board information, funding sources, and program areas.

Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice, 2005 — a cooperative undertaking of three entitlement communities in metropolitan Rochester: Monroe County, the Town of Greece and the Town of Irondequoit. Both HUD and these participating jurisdictions recognize the benefits of this approach, including creating opportunities for collaboration in increasing housing choice, the opportunity for countywide initiatives to address identified barriers to housing choice and the increased likelihood that a variety of municipalities, as well as the entitlement communities themselves, will successfully engage members of the private sector. Fair Housing Planning Guide . (FHPG 2-11).

“Communities have authority and responsibility to decide the nature and extent of impediments to fair housing and to decide what they believe can and should be done to address those impediments.” (FHPG, i) HUD fair housing planning defines a four-step process. The first is to complete an analysis of impediments to fair housing choice. Its audience is the jurisdictions themselves. Step two is to develop strategies to overcome identified impediments and ways of measuring progress in doing so. The third step is to implement the strategies, and the fourth step is to measure results.

The County of Monroe and the Towns of Greece and Irondequoit, NY jointly contracted with The Housing Council to complete the Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice 2005. The Analysis of Impediments (AI) is a review of impediments to fair housing choice in the public and private sector.

The analysis involves:

  • An assessment of conditions, both public and private, affecting fair housing choice for all protected classes
  • A comprehensive review of the jurisdiction’s laws, regulations, and administrative policies, procedures and practices
  • An assessment of how those laws, etc. affect the location, availability and accessibility of housing
  • An assessment of the availability of affordable, accessible housing in a range of unit sizes



Community Partner Organizations

We cannot solve the problems in our community alone. We depend on an expansive network of caring and dedicated community partners to help us achieve successful outcomes for each of our clients. This is a list of those with whom we work most closely.


City of Rochester, NY

Rochester Neighborhood Service Centers

  • Northwest: 1099 Jay St – Bldg D / Suite 200 (585)428-7620
  • Northeast: 500 Norton St (585)428-7660
  • Southwest: 923 Genesee St (585) 428-7630
  • Southeast: 846 S. Clinton Ave (585) 428-7640

County of Monroe, NY

Town of Greece, NY

Town of Irondequoit, NY

State of New York Mortgage Agency (SONYMA)

Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)


The Coalition to Prevent Lead Poisoning

Founded in 2000, the Coalition to Prevent Lead Poisoning (CPLP) is an education and advocacy organization composed of nearly 100 individuals and community organizations dedicated to eliminating childhood lead poisoning in Monroe County. Our mission is to provide leadership and advocacy to empower the community and its residents to prevent the lead poisoning of children by creating an environment that is free of lead hazards, facilitates the creation of a system that protects children, creates jobs, and enhances property values.

Legal Services

Empire Justice Center

Empire Justice is a statewide, multi-issue, multi-strategy public interest law firm focused on changing the “systems” within which poor and low income families live. With a focus on poverty law, Empire Justice undertakes research and training, acts as an informational clearinghouse, and provides litigation backup to local legal services programs and community based organizations.  As an advocacy organization, we engage in legislative and administrative advocacy on behalf of those impacted by poverty and discrimination.  As a non-profit law firm, we provide legal assistance to those in need and undertake impact litigation in order to protect and defend the rights of disenfranchised New Yorkers.

Legal Aid Society of Rochester

The Legal Aid Society of Rochester is a not-for-profit organization that provides direct civil legal services, including lay advocacy and related human services, to adults and children.  We ensure that those who seek justice have an opportunity to receive a fair and full hearing.  We obtain legal solutions that have a beneficial impact on our clients and the community.

Monroe County Legal Assistance Center (MCLAC)

Monroe County Legal Assistance Center has provided free civil legal services to eligible clients in Monroe County for more than 30 years. MCLAC is an affiliate of Legal Assistance of Western New York, Inc.

Human Services

United Way of Greater Rochester

For more than 90 years, United Way of Greater Rochester has been committed to making our community a better place to live. We’re a community problem-solver and we work hard to bring people and resources together to tackle some of our community’s most pressing challenges.

United Way of Greater Rochester’s mission is to magnify and focus the power of community resources to advance the common good. Those resources include your donations, your time and your voice. Every donation to our United Way goes to help people right here in the Greater Rochester community. It takes our whole community working together to reach Rochester’s goals. Join us…LIVE UNITED for our community and we can make a difference together.

Coordinated Care Services Inc.

Coordinated Care Services, Inc. (CCSI) is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) management services firm with more than 25 years of experience in providing support to organizations in the behavioral health and human services fields so that they can improve services for those in need.