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Tompkins Community Action, Inc.
701 Spencer RD
Ithaca, NY 14850
Frank Howe
(607) 273-8816
Ithaca Neighborhood Housing Services, Inc.
Type: Preservation
115 West Clinton ST
Ithaca, NY 14850
Paul D. Mazzarella
(607) 277-4500

Ithaca Neighborhood Housing Services, Inc. (Ithaca NHS) serves Ithaca and Tompkins County with a comprehensive approach to neighborhood revitalization and affordable housing development. Established in 1976 as a partnership between neighborhood residents, government, and the business community, Ithaca NHS has established highly successful programs that target four primary housing issues. These include loans and grants for home purchase or home improvement; homebuyer education and counseling; real estate development for rental and owner housing; rental property management. 

Better Housing for Tompkins County Inc.
Type: Preservation
115 West Clinton Street
Ithaca, NY 14850
Paul Mazzarella
(607) 277-4500

Better Housing for Tompkins County provides housing services to low and moderate income residents of Tompkins County.  Its programs include home improvement assistance to existing homeowners, small repair services to seniors and disabled homeowners, assistance to new homebuyers and rental property management.  Better Housing for Tompkins County is an active participant in the efforts of local governments to examine and improve housing conditions in Tompkins County.  It participates in housing studies, program design and program evaluation.
In 2015, Better Housing for Tompkins County formally affiliated with Ithaca Neighborhood Housing Services.  This affiliation allows both organizations to provide housing services at a larger scale and in a manner that promotes efficiency and effectiveness.

Bishop Sheen Ecumenical Housing Foundation, Inc.
Type: Preservation
150 French Road
Rochester, NY 14607
Allynn Smith
(585) 461-4263

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.

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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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