Housing Department

The Housing Programs & Services Division is committed to providing home security to the Rochester community. We will provide housing enhancements and development that exceed state requirements, as well as assist new home buyers with the home buying process to promote neighborhood stability and increase sense of community.

Project/Property Supervisor: Mike Buie

Emergency Assistance Repair Program (EARP)

No Grant Funds at the present time

The Emergency Assistance Repair Program (EARP), is made available through special funding that is administered by the NEAD office. This program is open to homeowners in the southeast area (Sectors 8 and 10) who meet income and family size guidelines, and are in need of emergency repairs to the outside of their homes. EARP addresses only the minor repairs related to electrical, furnace and water heaters, plumbing, a leaking roof and consequential damage, sewer line repairs or replacement, water service line renewal and/or other substantial repairs as pre-approved by the City.  Beautification or security work is not eligible.  In an effort to ensure those who are most in need of assistance are helped, they must adhere to strict guidelines.


Focus Investment Strategy (F.I.S.) – NO More Application being accepted

NEAD has also partnered with the City of Rochester for the Exterior and Security Rehabilitation Program (ESRP), which is an affordable housing program designed to assist eligible residential landlords and owner-occupants to provide financial assistance to undertake eligible exterior and security-related repairs.  Eligible landlords and owners-occupants must have property or reside in a neighborhood designated as a Focused Investment Strategy area (targeted area) and meet the eligibility requirements.

Eligible owner-occupants must reside in a neighborhood designated as a Focused Investment Strategy area (targeted area), these include Webster Avenue, Rosewood Terrace and Shafer Street and meet the eligibility requirements.