Housing

Please see the Housing Section in the Document Library for articles regarding Living with Your Children and Staying In or Selling Your Home, as well as definitions of housing as determined by the New York State Office for the Aging.

Housing in Genesee County

Please check the Resource Directory under Housing for Seniors and Supportive Senior Housing for a list of housing in Genesee County. There are income eligibility guidelines to many of these housing units. Please contact the specific housing unit for complete information and an application. If you need assistance in completing an application, an appointment for assistance can be made by contacting the Genesee County Office for the Aging at (585) 343-1611.

New York State Guide to Senior Housing

This guide was designed by the New York State Office for the Aging to locate senior housing available throughout the State. The website address is http://www.nyhousingsearch.gov/

Section 8 Housing Program

Genesee County has government subsidized housing which bases rent upon a person's income. For application assistance, contact the Genesee County Office for the Aging at (585) 343-1611.

Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP)

The Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) provides a financial benefit to help pay for home heating costs for low income individuals. For income guidelines, visit otda.ny.gov/programs/heap. This program is not available for someone who resides in subsidized housing where heat is included. To request an application or assistance in completing an application, contact the Genesee County Office for the Aging at (585) 343-1611.

Weatherization Program

The Weatherization Referral and Packaging (WRAP) Program provides home repairs to weatherize a home for energy efficiency. These repairs may include window replacement, insulation, caulking, weather stripping, broken glass repair and furnace repair or replacement. In order to be eligible for this program, an individual must be eligible for HEAP benefits and the needs must be certified by an energy audit. Homeowners and renters with approval from their landlord may apply. Please contact the Genesee County Office for the Aging at (585) 343-1611 for an application.

Other home improvement loans and grants may be available to seniors to help replace roofs, siding and make handicap accessibility modifications to their homes. For information about income guidelines, contact the Genesee County Office for the Aging at (585) 343-1611.

Handyman Program

This program is funded by the Muriel H. Marshall Fund for the Aging in Genesee County. It is designed to provide seniors with minor home repairs. Minor electrical and plumbing repairs, installing safety devices or modifications, changing light bulbs, window and screen repair are just some of the types of service available. For more information, contact the Genesee County Office for the Aging at (585) 343-1611.

Housing Assistance

The Genesee County Office for the Aging provides assistance to seniors who are trying to find local housing programs to meet their needs. There are several housing programs that can assist with individual needs depending on program availability. For help in program availability and accessing these programs, contact the Genesee County Office for the Aging at (585) 343-1611.