News Release - City Homeowners May Qualify for Financial Help for Roof Repair

 City of Rochester

News Release

(July 3, 2018) – The City of Rochester is accepting applications from single-family homeowners who need help paying for roof replacement.

The City’s 2018 Owner-Occupant Roofing Program will provide financial assistance to replace the roofs for 60 owner-occupants who own a single-family home located in the city of Rochester. The assistance will cover the cost of a roof replacement and other related repairs such as gutters, downspouts, roof flashing and minor chimney repair.

To be eligible, homeowners must also meet income guidelines, be current with City and County property tax payments, not be subjected to a tax or mortgage foreclosure and agree to live at the property for three years after receiving assistance.

A total of 60 names (pre-applications) will be randomly selected from a pool of applicants. A total of 30 percent of the selections will be senior citizens.

The open pre-application period is from July 2 – July 31, 2018. Property owners must submit a pre-application to their Neighborhood Service Center listed below.

Location                               Address                                                               Phone Number

Northeast                           500 Norton St.                                                    428-7660

Southeast                           320 N. Goodman St. Suite 209                       428-7640

Northwest                          71 Parkway                                                            428-7620             

Southwest                          923 Genesee St.                                                   428-7630

The drawing will be held at 1 p.m. on August 8, 2018 at the Ryan Center, 530 Webster Ave.

For more information please, call 428-6912 or visit the City’s website at


News Media: For more information, contact Press Officer Jessica Alaimo, 428-7135.