Emergency Help with Rental Arrears

[14 April 2021] Funding is currently available for City of Rochester/Monroe County households with an emergency need for
assistance with rental arrears related to the Covid-19 pandemic.  English  Español

If you are behind on your rent and/or facing other life challenges, please call 211 to speak with an intake specialist at the 211/Lifeline Call Center.

The City of Rochester and Monroe County have launched programs designed to help families struggling with housing issues in the face of the COVID pandemic. These include an Emergency Rent Assistance program which may cover back rent, as well as the Tenant Defense Project which could provide you with access to a free lawyer in court. A listing of programs can be found [HERE].

Note: Landlords can also start an application for overdue rent on your behalf. They will need to get your consent and income documentation to apply.

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VIRTUAL HEARINGS KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

[22 March 2021] Remote Briefing for New Applicants [NOTICE] [LINK]

[19 February 2021] The Rochester Housing Authority now conducts Virtual Hearings. For printed details, press HERE. For English Audio press HERE.  Para audio en Español presione AQUI.

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COVID-19 NOTICES FOR THE RHA COMMUNITY: 

[10 February 2021] Covid-19 Resources Available  Press HERE.

[25 January 2021] Information and Resources for Tenants during COVID-19  Press HERE.

[11 January 2021] Information and Resources for Tenants during COVID-19  Press HERE.

Preventing Evictions: Information for HCV Landlords  Press HERE.


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COVID-19 Vaccine Scams

Click HERE for even more information.


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Rochester Housing Authority Adopts HUD Waivers

[June 11, 2020] The US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has issued program term and condition waivers that RHA has adopted. To view those waivers in detail, press HEREEnglish Audio  Audio en español

[December 24, 2020] The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has extended program term and conditions waivers that RHA has adopted. To view those waivers in detail, press HEREEnglish Audio  Audio en español

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The Rochester Housing Authority is an essential resource for Greater Rochester, providing quality housing opportunities and services for its communities.