Housing Coalition

Mission Statement

The Mission of the Seneca County Housing Coalition is to ensure that all Seneca County residents have the opportunity to live in safe, decent, sanitary, suitable and affordable housing. The Coalition is committed to assisting all Seneca County residents, regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, marital status, age or disability.

The Coalition recognizes that economic development is the key to improving housing opportunities in Seneca County. In carrying out its mission, the coalition recognizes the need for both emergency and transitional housing to assist individuals and families as they progress toward the ultimate goals of permanent housing and economic stability.

An array of supportive services tailored to meet the needs of each individual household is also a necessary component of the housing coalition, provided as required for individual family needs.

The Steering Committee of the Coalition is comprised of representatives from the following organizations:

  • Cayuga Seneca Community Action Agency, Inc.
  • FLACRA, Inc.
  • Legal Assistance of the Finger Lakes
  • Lakeside Mental Health Services, Inc.
  • Seneca County Economic Development and Planning
  • Seneca Housing Inc.
  • United Way of Seneca County
  • Wayne Finger Lakes BOCES

Providing Affordable Housing

The Seneca County Housing Coalition was convened in July 2004 by the United Way of Seneca County in response to a sudden, dramatic increase in requests for emergency housing assistance. The United Way, in its effort to assist families and individuals who were facing the potential of homelessness, recognized a gap in the fabric of services that are available to Seneca County residents. The United Way’s call to action, convened many partners and established the framework for the work of the coalition.

Beware of Rent-To-Own Housing Agreements

Rent-to-own agreements often heavily advantage the landlord owner. As the tenant-buyer, you pay for repairs and maintenance, as if you owned the home. However, the owner may be able to evict you, as if you were still a tenant. To learn more click here. Beware Rent to Own (PDF)

It is our hope that as a community working together, we can ensure that all Seneca County residents have the opportunity to live in safe, suitable and affordable housing.

Contact Information
United Way of Seneca County
P.O. Box 623
Suite 215 Main St. Shop Center
Waterloo, NY 13165
Fax: 315-539-3335

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