February 04, 2019

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $9 Million In Federal Funds For 45 Rochester-Finger Lakes Organizations Working To End Homelessness

Funding Will Be Used To Help Non-Profits, Local Governments Assist Homeless Individuals & Families, Promote Self-Sufficiency Programs

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $9,959,907 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for organizations in the Rochester-Finger Lakes Region that promote the goal of ending homelessness. The funding was allocated through HUD’s Continuum of Care Program, which provides funding to non-profits, as well as local and state governments, to quickly rehouse homeless individuals and families and promote access to programs that encourage self-sufficiency among individuals and families experiencing homelessness. 

“One homeless family is one too many, and we must do everything we can to help provide those truly in need with a place to live,” said Senator Schumer. “By supporting affordable housing initiatives in the Rochester-Finger Lakes Region and across New York State, and helping organizations work with homeless families and individuals to get them back on their feet, we can make a real dent in homelessness across the state. This is a sound investment in organizations in our community that are skilled at helping those in need.”

“No family should ever be without a place to call home. This federal investment will support organizations throughout the Rochester-Finger Lakes region that provide critical services to New Yorkers who are facing homelessness,” said Senator Gillibrand. “Access to safe and reliable housing is absolutely essential for the health of our communities, and I will continue to fight to ensure communities have the resources they need to combat homelessness.” 

HUD’s Continuum of Care (CoC) Program is designed to promote communitywide commitment to the goal of ending homelessness; provide funding for efforts by nonprofit providers, and State and local governments to quickly rehouse homeless individuals and families while minimizing the trauma and dislocation caused to homeless individuals, families, and communities by homelessness; promote access to and effect utilization of mainstream programs by homeless individuals and families; and optimize self-sufficiency among individuals and families experiencing homelessness.

Below is a list of the Rochester-Finger Lakes Region organizations that will receive this funding:

Organization

Location

Award Amount ($)

Finger Lakes Addictions Counseling and Referral Agency / HMIS

Clifton Springs

21,185

Finger Lakes Addictions Counseling and Referral Agency / Wayne County Permanent Supportive Housing

Clifton Springs

106,184

Lakeview Health Services / Lakeview SRO Tompkins

Geneva

35,537

Geneva Housing Authority / Finger Lakes Regional Shelter Plus Care

Geneva

37,983

Geneva Housing Authority / Finger Lakes Regional Shelter Plus Care II

Geneva

78,584

Geneva Housing Authority / S+C for the Chronically Homeless II

Geneva

13,781

Wayne County Action Program, Inc. / Success Center TH-RRH

Lyons

48,123

Chances and Changes, Inc. / SHP Permanent Housing Livingston (2018)

Mt. Morris

60,290

Catholic Charities of Rochester dba Catholic Family Center / Consolidated Lafayette Housing Program

Rochester

270,257

Coordinated Care Services, Inc.  / Coordinated Entry

Rochester

252,622

Delphi Drug and Alcohol Council Inc / HomeSafeConsolidated

Rochester

489,862

Person Centered Housing Options Inc. / PCHO Housing First

Rochester

955,638

Person Centered Housing Options Inc. / PCHO RRH

Rochester

128,173

Person Centered Housing Options Inc. / PCHO RRH II

Rochester

472,901

Providence Housing Development Corporation / Providence PBV Permanent Housing

Rochester

595,688

Providence Housing Development Corporation / Providence Shelter Plus Care

Rochester

467,824

Providence Housing Development Corporation / Providence Supportive Suburban Housing Initiative

Rochester

280,989

Providence Housing Development Corporation / Providence Veterans Permanent Housing Program

Rochester

182,082

Rochester Housing Authority / RHA/ Frederick Douglass Apartments PSH-PBRA #24

Rochester

24,797

Rochester Housing Authority / RHA/1630 Dewey Ave PSH-PBRA #23

Rochester

245,915

Rochester Housing Authority / RHA/JPC PSH-RA #18

Rochester

135,209

Rochester Housing Authority / RHA/Monroe County DHS PSH-RA #5

Rochester

646,212

Rochester Housing Authority / RHA/PCHO PSH-RA #27

Rochester

196,406

Rochester Housing Authority / RHA/Salvation Army Chronically Homeless PSH-RA #12

Rochester

391,189

Rochester Housing Authority / RHA/Son House PSH-PBRA #26

Rochester

94,061

Rochester Housing Authority / RHA/Strong Ties PSH-RA #8

Rochester

168,448

Rochester Housing Authority / RHA/VOA Family Housing Program PSH-RA #21

Rochester

102,048

Rochester Housing Authority / RHA/VOA PSH-RA #7

Rochester

572,506

Rochester Housing Authority / RHA/VOC PSH-RA #6

Rochester

81,934

Rochester Housing Authority / RHA/Voter's Block PSH-PBRA #20

Rochester

78,247

Rochester/Monroe County Homeless Continuum of Care, Inc. / HMIS for RMCCoC

Rochester

251,880

Spiritus Christi Prison Outreach, Inc. / SCPO TH/RRH

Rochester

278,402

Spiritus Christi Prison Outreach, Inc. / Voter Block Community

Rochester

41,327

The Center for Youth Services, Inc. / Parenting Teens

Rochester

83,935

The Center for Youth Services, Inc. / Transition Age Youth Rapid Rehousing Project - Consolidated

Rochester

255,581

The Center for Youth Services, Inc. / Transitional Living Program

Rochester

129,288

Trillium Health, Inc / Trillium Health Permanent Supportive Housing Renewal

Rochester

146,556

Volunteers of America of Western New York, Inc.  / VOAWNY Permanent Supportive Housing in Rochester, NY - Foundation House

Rochester

256,325

Volunteers of America of Western New York, Inc.  / VOAWNY's Reentry Rapid Rehousing Program

Rochester

277,458

Volunteers of America of Western New York, Inc.  / Volunteers of America of WNY's Permanent Supportive Housing for Chronically Homeless Individuals (Pinnacle Heights)

Rochester

242,132

Volunteers of America of Western New York, Inc.  / Volunteers of America of WNY's Project ReDirect

Rochester

169,752

Volunteers of America of Western New York, Inc.  / Volunteers of America's of WNY's Permanent Supportive Housing

Rochester

158,366

YWCA of Rochester and Monroe County / YWCA Family Rapid Re-Housing

Rochester

118,008

The Housing Council / The Housing Council at PathStone GOW RRH 2018 Program

Rochester

91,761

Volunteers of America of Western New York, Inc.  / VOAWNY PSH for Chronically Homeless Individuals and Families in Binghamton

Rochester

224,461