Grant Programs For Residents
The Geneva Neighborhood Resource Center can help residents by directing them towards grant funding for financing their home and towards neighborhood improvement projects.
Senior Citizen Housing Rehabilitation
The City of Geneva through the Geneva Neighborhood Resource Center is offering a grant program for income-qualifying senior citizens who wish to make improvements to the exterior of their homes. Eligible exterior improvements include: landscaping, roofing, porch repairs and painting.
The maximum grant allowance is $5,000 which can be combined with other grant sources. Get started by completing the Home Repair Survey or call the GNRC at 315-828-6585 for more information.
A Senior Citizen Housing Rehabilitation Program is currently available to qualifying senior citizens in the City of Geneva. Access this program by completing the Home Repair Survey.
Programs offered by our Partners for home buying, home repair, and energy conservation improvements may also be of assistance to you.
The Geneva Neighborhood Resource Center is proud to partner with the following agencies that provide home buyer, home renovation, and energy conservation programs and grant funding for the residents of the City of Geneva. Contact our partners for more information about their programs.
Bishop Sheen Housing Grant
Bishop Sheen Ecumenical Housing Foundation, Inc. (Sheen Housing) is pleased to inform you that we have been successful in receiving grant funding through NYS Homes and Community Renewal. We want to thank you for your support of our application.
Now it’s time for us to get to the real work. Below you will find a brief synopsis of the funding that is currently available through the RESTORE, Access to Home and Access to Home for Medicaid. We ask that you refer anyone who might fit the parameters of the programs as listed below. Please make the referral directly to Sheen Housing’s Rehabilitation Office at (585) 657-4114 (ask for Joe or Sue) or you can email them at Sheen2@rochester.rr.com.
Sidewalk Improvement Loan Program
The City of Geneva has partnered with the Lyons National Bank to provide a low-interest, short-term loan for sidewalk improvements. If you are interested in obtaining a loan for sidewalk improvements, you should schedule a sidewalk inspection with the Department of Public Works (789-3101), then contact a contractor in the area to determine the approximate cost of the sidewalk improvement.
Once you have received your estimate, contact Lyons National Bank at 781-5000 or visit the Geneva branch on 399 Exchange Street to begin the loan process.
Currently, the City of Geneva does not offer a grant for sidewalk improvement.
Tax Credit Program
Owners of historic income-producing real property, owner occupied homes, and barns may qualify for an income tax credit for rehabilitating the property. Find information on the state and federal tax credit programs here.