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SEAC's Community Renewal
 
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 organizational emphases.
We believe that:
  • Everyone has the right to affordable housing in safe urban neighborhoods within the SEAC area;
  • 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 investor-owner housing;
  • Strict enforcement of property codes guarantees the safety and longevity of our housing stock;
  • 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:

 
HOUSING DEVELOPMENT
(CHDO Housing Options)

HOME REPAIR GRANT PROGRAMS
AHC Grants
RAP Grants
Income Requirements

TOOL LENDING LIBRARY
Tool Inventory
How to join

ARCHIVE ACCESSIBILITY
SEAC holds many historical documents for several southeast area neighborhoods.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 neighbors.

HOME EXPO
Coming in 2005 SEAC will be hosting the first Annual Home Expo
for realtors, banks and prospective home owners.
Neighborhood associations and block clubs will be invited to participate
and promote their areas.

WORKSHOPS/SEMINARS

The Tool Library offers periodic workshops and seminars on home repair topics.

MURALS
SEAC works with area artists and funding sources to produce public murals.
These art pieces serve as a deterrent to graffiti and vandalism.

COMMUNITY GARDENS
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.

ACTIVE PARTNERSHIPS
In the area of Community Renewal, SEAC enjoys active partnerships with NCS Development Corp., the Highland (South Clinton) NET Office and Neighborhood Housing Services.