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City of Elmira Residents

  • Near Westside Neighborhood Association - Funded by New York State Affordable Housing Corporation, and New York State HOME Program, the Near Westside Home Improvement Program provides a portion of the cost for rehabilitation of owner occupied homes within the City of Elmira.

  • City of Elmira Department of Community Development - The Department of Community Development administers the federal Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnership Grant for the City of Elmira. An annual entitlement of Community Development Block Grant and HOME funds are received to promote development in City neighborhoods, which include programs that address housing, economic and human service needs of low and moderate income residents and neighborhoods.

Community housing assistance partners

  • Arbor Housing & Development - Arbor Housing and Development is a progressive, non-profit, 501(c)3 corporation, committed to building independence and creating housing options to under-served populations in the Southern Tier of New York and North Central Pennsylvania. 

  • Habitat for Humanity - The global leader in the fight against poverty housing, Habitat for Humanity builds homes, community, and hope around the world. To contact your local Habitat for Humanity affiliate office, please click on the appropriate county link below:

Chemung County Habitat for Humanity

Steuben County Habitat for Humanity

Schuyler County Habitat for Humanity

  • Schuyler Housing Opportunity CouncilSHOC is dedicated to ensuring that Schuyler County residents have access to needed home repairs that will enable them to live in a safe and healthy environment.  Assistance is available to low-income, handicapped, or elderly individuals and families who need to upgrade or improve existing conditions that are unsafe or unhealthy.

Need other assistance?​

  • 2-1-1 HELPLINE - Provided by Institute for Human Services, Inc. in Bath, NY, the 2-1-1 HELPLINE manages a database of community resources consisting of health and human service providers, non-profits, educational programs, support groups, and local, city and county services for a five-county area. 

  • Offices for the Aging - To contact your local Office for the Aging, please click on the appropriate county link below:

Chemung County Department of Aging & Long-Term Care

Steuben County Office for the Aging

Schuyler County Office for the Aging

  • Economic Opportunity Program, Inc.- For 49 years, the Economic Opportunity Program, Inc. of Chemung and Schuyler Counties (EOP) has sought to live up to the vision and mission to co-create a place where all people of the community live with dignity and have the opportunity and ability to live economically productive and satisfying lives.

  • AIM Independent Living Center - AIM Independent Living Center is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping individuals with disabilities lead independent lives. AIM promotes an inclusive community by offering supports and services to people with disabilities, their families and friends, and the businesses that serve them.

  • ProAction of Steuben and Yates, Inc. - ProAction works to build a community of resilient individuals and families who can meet their basic needs, overcome adversity, and prosper.

  • Cornell Cooperative Extension - Cornell Cooperative Extension puts knowledge to work in pursuit of economic vitality, ecological sustainability and social well-being. We bring local experience and research based solutions together, helping New York State families and communities thrive in our rapidly changing world.

  • Elmira Heights Urban Renewal Agency (EHURA) - EHURA works to promote the sound growth and development of the Village of Elmira Heights by correcting blighted and deteriorated areas through clearing, re-planning, reconstructing, redeveloping and rehabilitating land; through public and private improvement programs; and by the encouragement of participation in such programs by private enterprise.

  • Ultimate Guide to Home Repair Grants - If you have a house in need of repair, there are government-sponsored programs that can help those who qualify. These grants are not for those who simply want to remodel their home—these grants are for people who really need them. These grants are meant to help community members obtain safe and sanitary housing for themselves and their families.

  • Chambers of Commerce - To contact your local Chamber of Commerce, please click on the appropriate link below:

Chemung County Chamber of Commerce

Corning Area Chamber of Commerce

Watkins Glen Chamber of Commerce​

Resources for Senior and Accessibility Living

 

  • The No-Stress Moving Guide for Seniors- Moving is a BIG undertaking for anyone, to say the least. And when you’re a senior, there might be some important elements to consider during a move. By taking just a few extra precautions, you can prevent unnecessary (and unhealthy!) stress during the days to come.​

  • Keeping Seniors and Special Needs Individuals Safe Around Construction Sites- The possibility of a pedestrian bystander being the victim of a construction site injury is complicated when the pedestrian is a senior citizen or an individual who has a disability such as vision or hearing loss, or a mobility issue that make navigating potentially hazardous conditions that much more difficult.

  • ElderCare Home Modification Guide - Home improvements, modifications, and repairs can help older adults maintain their independence and prevent accidents. Work can range from simple changes, like replacing doorknobs with pull handles, to major structural projects such as installing a wheelchair ramp.

 

  • Assisted Living in New York - Assisted living falls under the category of adult care in New York State. While not all adult homes in NY offer an Assisted Living Program, the majority do. The type of program in an adult home depends on the level of supervision and care the adult home offers.

  • Your Guide to Finding Credible Medical Information and Advice - Cornell Cooperative Extension puts knowledge to work in pursuit of economic vitality, ecological sustainability and social well-being. We bring local experience and research based solutions together, helping New York State families and communities thrive in our rapidly changing world.