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Schedule 1 appointment per unit. Schedule multiple appointments for multiple units even if the units are in the same address.
Scheduling an appointment means you are agreeing to these terms and cancellation policy. The purpose of this inspection is to allow the Monroe County Department of Human Services a means of evaluation when processing a Landlord Tenant Security Agreement (LTA) claim for client/tenant-caused damages.
This inspection does not certify the condition of this dwelling in regards to health and safety issues. Please note that rent and/or an LTA cannot be authorized if the premises have been cited for health and safety violations. Move-in, Interim and Move-out inspections are required when an LTA is being used to secure the premises against client/tenant caused damages.
You may schedule a Move-in inspection up to 14 days in advance of the anticipated move in date. If for some reason your prospective tenant does not move-in the inspection will be valid for 30 days.
If you are unable to keep the appointment you have reserved, please call with more than 24 hours notice to avoid being charged. Please call Reception at 585-546-3700 Ext. 3000.
All inspections are FREE. Appointments cancelled with less than 24 hours notice will be charged the full rate of $55. You will not be able to schedule any inspections until any unpaid balances are paid in full.
Note: Please call 585-546-3700 ext. 3010 to cancel with more than 24 hours notice.
The Heading Home ESG Program ended July 31, 2014. We are no longer able to accept any applications for services.
Please check back to this page for future program updates.
Last year over 25,000 tenants made use of this registry. The Rental Registry, which is published twice weekly, is a proven medium in which to advertise your vacant units. The Department of Social Services and numerous other local agencies in the City of Rochester and Monroe County also use it to assist individuals who need housing. The Rental Registry is made available online to help tenants and agencies find available units.
The following options reflect the current fees for listing available units in The Housing Council’s Rental Registry:
- Option #1 – Single listing for $20
- Option #2 – 4 listings for $50
- Option #3 – 10 listings for $100
All listings will run for 45 days.
Checks can be made out to The Housing Council and mailed to or dropped off at our office:
The Housing Council
75 College Ave., Suite 412
Rochester, NY 14607
Please do not mail cash – we are not responsible for payments lost in the mail.
Federal, state and local Fair Housing laws define the following protected classes: Race or color; National Origin; Religion; Sex; Familial Status; Marital Status; Disability; Age; Sexual Orientation; Military Status; victims of domestic or dating violence.
Prohibited Actions by Housing Providers
Federal, state and local fair housing laws PROHIBIT the following actions by landlords, property managers, maintenance staff, real estate agents and insurance companies involved in the sale or rental of housing when those actions are based on a person’s membership in a protected class:
- Refusal to rent or sell a house or apartment
- Denial that a house or apartment is available when it is
- Setting different conditions or privileges for sale or rental of real property
- Providing different services or facilities
- Advertising or making any statement that indicates a preference based on race, color, national origin, religion, or other protected class
Contact us to learn more about special protections for individuals with a disability and active members of the U. S. military.
Click to download a copy of the Monroe County 2005 Executive Summary of Analysis of Impediment Report (733.31 Kb)
When accessing our services if you need assistance due to a language barrier, mobility impairments, visual or hearing impairments or other disabilities please let us know in advance so we can provide the necessary accommodations.
Thank you for your interest in the City of Rochester Lead Hazard Control Program. The Lead Grant Program is fully subscribed at this time. Sign up for The Housing Council e-newsletter and you will receive notice if the city has secured additional Lead Hazard Control funding or please check back with us in January 2012.
Download the new EPA Lead Pamphlet and Disclosure Form for contractors and landlords that will be performing repairs, renovations or remodeling in housing units built before 1978.
Effective Date: December 22, 2008.
After April 2010, new federal laws require contractors to become EPA Lead Certified Renovators. The new Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting rule (LRRP) affects anyone who is paid to perform work that disturbs paint in housing and child-occupied facilities built before 1978. This would include: residential rental property owners/managers, general contractors, maintenance personnel and trade contractors, including: HVAC, painters, plumbers, carpenters and electricians.
Call us at 546-3700 if you are interested in additional lead training.
Increase your business skills now! You can purchase Housing Council publications by calling 585-546-3700.
Publications for Purchase
- Operating Rental Property — $45.00
- Landlord’s Guide to Eviction — $22.00
- Eviction forms, set of 3 — $14.00
- Each additional form — $4.00
- Judgment form — $4.00
Call The Housing Council, 585-546-3700.
Have your credit or debit card ready.
No refunds. Prices subject to change without notice.
Scroll down for FREE downloadable publications
(New or Updated documents highlighted in red)
- Affidavit of Service
- DHS Security Agreement Claim Application
- DHS Security Agreement Claim Application Sample Invoice
- Fair Housing Legal Information
- Lead Booklet (English)
- Lead Booklet (Spanish)
- Lead Disclosure Form (English)
- Lead Disclosure Form (Spanish)
- Move in/Move Out Inspection Sheet
- Notice of Holding Security Deposit
- Notice of Lease Violation
- Notice of Non-Renewal
- Notice of Rent Demand
- Notice of Rent Increase
- Notice of Tenancy Termination
- Notice to Enter Dwelling Unit
- Renovate Right Brochure (English)
- Renovate Right Brochure (Spanish)
- Rental Application
- Renting to Temporary Assistance Clients
- Residential Lease Agreement
- Security Deposit Information
- Smoke and CO2 Detector Acknowledgement Form
- Sprinkler System in a Leased Premises Disclosure Notice
Are you a landlord or thinking of buying rental property? Have the right information. Get all the information you need to be successful in our Operating Rental Property classes.
- Overview of Habitability Regulations
- Repair & Maintenance
- Overview of Lead Paint Regulations
- Screening & Selection of Tenants
- Fair Housing Laws
- Lease & Security Deposit
- Basic Record & Bookkeeping
- Overview of Eviction Process
You Will Learn:
- How to streamline your record keeping
- How to avoid Fair Housing pitfalls
- How to effectively screen tenants
- How to evict a problem tenant
And that’s just the beginning. Whether you’re a city landlord or your investment property is located in suburban Monroe County, you’ll get the tools you need. The Housing Council is accredited by the National Center for Healthy Housing (NCHH) as a training provider of the EPA Lead Renovator initial and refresher course.
Operating Rental Property
April 23 & 24, 2018
5:30PM to 8:30PM
Operating Rental Property
May 19, 2018
10:00PM to 4:00PM
Operating Rental Property
June 18 & 19, 2018
5:30PM to 8:30PM
Call to register today at 546-3700.