programs include all those that involve housing, residential development
and home repair.
A commitment to safe and
affordable housing in southeast Rochester has long been the bedrock of SEAC's
We believe that:
- Everyone has the right to
affordable housing in safe urban neighborhoods within the SEAC
- There must be adequate housing
options for all;
- On-going maintenance,
rehabilitation and improvement of existing housing stock is
critical to healthy neighborhoods;
- Senior and disabled residents
should remain in their own homes whenever possible;
- Healthy neighborhoods occur
when there is a balance between owner-occupant and
- Strict enforcement of property
codes guarantees the safety and longevity of our housing
- As the site of the largest
Historic Preservation District in Rochester, we are committed
to the understanding that historic preservation of housing is
preferable to demolition in most ó though not all ó cases,
and to sensitive development appropriate to those areas.
Growing from these beliefs, we are committed to the following
strategies and activities as they relate to housing:
The Tool Library offers
periodic workshops and seminars on home repair topics.
(CHDO Housing Options)
REPAIR GRANT PROGRAMS
How to join
SEAC holds many historical
documents for several southeast area neighborhoods.
If your neighborhood association
would like to do research,
contact the SEAC staff to make an appointment to see and, perhaps copy,
material related to you and your
Coming in 2005 SEAC will be hosting
the first Annual Home Expo
for realtors, banks and prospective
Neighborhood associations and block
clubs will be invited to participate
and promote their areas.
SEAC works with area artists and
funding sources to produce public murals.
These art pieces serve as a deterrent
to graffiti and vandalism.
Many neighbors work together to plan
and operate community gardens,
some of which are vegetable while
others are floral. Its a great way to meet your
neighbors and be in the outdoors. To find out where the nearest
community garden is to you, contact SEAC.
In the area of Community Renewal,
SEAC enjoys active partnerships with NCS Development Corp., the Highland (South Clinton) NET
Office and Neighborhood Housing Services.