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All service providers for Chemung

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Economic Opportunity Program, inc. of Chemung & Schuyler Counties
650 Baldwin ST
Elmira, NY 14901
Nicole Howland
(607) 734-0795
nhowland@cseop.org
www.cseop.org
Tri County Housing Council, Inc.
Type: Preservation
PO Box 451
Big Flats, NY 14814
Judy Celelli
(607) 562-2477
jcelelli@arbordevelopment.org
Tri County Housing Council (TCHC) was incorporated in 1975 to serve the housing needs of very-low to moderate income families in Chemung, Schuyler and Steuben Counties. Agency services include: administering a rental assistance program to 1,350 families, conducting education classes (pre-purchase, financial literacy for high school students), providing one-on-one HUD counseling (pre- & post-purchase, financial fitness, credit counseling, delinquency/foreclosure prevention, reverse mortgage), and providing down payment and closing cost assistance to first-time home buyers. Funding sources include: Section 8 Rental Assistance Program, HOME, Federal Home Loan Bank of New York and HUD.
Near Westside Neighborhood Association, Inc.
Type: Preservation
353 Davis ST
Elmira, NY 14901
Beth Farr
(607) 733-4924
nearwestside@stny.rr.com

The Association was first formed in 1977, by a group of West Gray Street residents who became alarmed by the deterioration of the neighborhood. The group was incorporated in 1978, to become Near Westside Neighborhood Association, Inc., (NWNA) a non-profit organization. The purpose of NWNA is to enhance the quality of life in our community through the development and revitalization of housing and the preservation of historic structures in the City of Elmira.

Today, NWNA administers a variety of programs for neighborhood revitalization. City wide affordable housing programs include single-family, owner-occupied home repair programs that provide a portion of the cost of rehabilitation and also a "One House at a Time" program which allows NWNA to purchase a house, complete necessary repairs, then sell the house to a qualified homebuyer. NWNA also administers an Historic District Paint Program, which is limited to the Clinton-Columbia, Maple Avenue & Near Westside Historic Districts. Additionally, NWNA works with like minded groups and individuals to promote historic preservation throughout the City. Finally, with the help of volunteers, NWNA maintains a community garden.

NWNA's membership includes property owners, tenants, businesses, and persons interested in the general welfare of the Near Westside Historic District and the City of Elmira.

Bishop Sheen Ecumenical Housing Foundation, Inc.
Type: Preservation
150 French Road
Rochester, NY 14607
Allynn Smith
(585) 461-4263
sheen@rochester.rr.com
www.sheenhousing.org

Bishop Sheen Ecumenical Housing Foundation, Inc. (Sheen Housing) is a not-for -profit corporation that provides safe, decent, affordable housing for very low-to moderate-income families, seniors and persons with disabilities in order to promote their self worth and dignity. Sheen Housing was founded in 1968 to help low-income families purchase their first homes by providing loans and grants for closing costs. Over the past years, programs and staff have been added to address a wider range of urban and rural housing needs. Today Sheen Housing supports not only families, but also organizations that provide housing for low-income families.

Bishop Sheen provides home repair services to decrease substandard housing conditions that threaten the health and safety of residents as well as accessibility modifications to allow frail elderly and those with disabilities to remain independent in their own home. They offer home ownership opportunities, housing education and housing counseling for first-time home buyers as well as current homeowners experiencing a housing need. They also provide affordable rental opportunities for families, seniors, veterans and persons with disabilities.

Bishop Sheen serves the Counties of Allegany, Cayuga, Chemung, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Tioga, Tompkins, Wayne and Yates.

Community Progress Inc.
Type: Preservation
147 E 2nd ST
Corning, NY 14830
Julie Chevalier
(607) 962-3506
cpi@stny.rr.com
www.communityprogressinc.com

As a Rural Preservation Company for over 46 years, located in the heart of Corning, CPI has the expertise in providing home repair assistance to homeowners throughout the tri-county area. Community Progress, Inc. (CPI) provides housing and economic development services throughout the rural hills and valleys of Chemung, Steuben and Schuyler Counties that are situated in the Southern Tier Region of upstate New York. covering a total of 2,150 square miles, 14 towns and 14 villages in the service area.

CPI regularly applies for funding to the following agencies; New York State Affordable Housing Corporation, the Housing Trust Fund and New York State Homes and Community Renewal, as well as local private foundations. In addition, they work closely with other local agencies throughout the region to leverage funds that will further assist in addressing all major health and safety hazards in the homes that are served in order to ensure that local code violations and necessary home repairs are met.

Many of the repairs and/or replacements that CPI provides include, but are not limited to; roof, window, exterior door, furnace/boiler, hot water tank and gutter replacements, electrical and plumbing updates, insulation and weatherization installations, foundation and chimney repairs, as well as provisions for handicap accessibility in and to the home.

Additionally, CPI provides support for economic preservation and revitalization within our rural service area. They work closely with local municipalities to provide financial assistance for the renovation of commercial mixed-use structures, as well as assist communities with the development of public infrastructure which supports housing and community development.

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What is a weatherization assistance provider?

Weatherization assistance providers can assist eligible homeowners and owners of rental properties with measures to improve energy efficiency, including:

  • an energy audit of the home to identify specific needs;
  • addition of insulation to walls or ceilings;
  • weather-stripping and caulking around doors and windows;
  • cleaning, testing, repairs, or replacement of heating systems;
  • replacement or repair of broken windows and/or outside doors;
  • mitigation of health and safety concerns; in particular assuring that all dwelling units receive smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors.

Weatherization Services may also include other energy-related improvements such as: water heater repair/replacement, lighting fixture replacement, venting systems, refrigerator replacement, and certain electrical service work.

Weatherization services are available to income-eligible (60% of State median income) individuals who may be either homeowners or renters living in a single-family home, a manufactured/mobile home, or an apartment.

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