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News

housing major part of downtown rochester revival-d&c article-july 18, 2014Jul 22, 2014

'You are just seeing project after project getting introduced downtown and they get absorbed so quickly.' Patrick Dutton, developer  Click to read more...

last push and we need your help!!! visions federal credit union 5k community giveawayJul 21, 2014

Visions Federal Credit Union 5K Community Giveaway is underway!!! For every LIKE their Facebook post gets, we will receive $1 towards the pilot Post-Purchase Counseling program up to $5,000.00!!! Please help us by liking the link today!  Click to read more...

pathstone's 45th anniversary founders' day picnic-july 11, 2014Jul 14, 2014

The Housing Council at PathStone was honored to be a part of PathStone's 45th Anniversary Founders' Day Picnic on July 11, 2014 on the lawn of headquarters at 400 East Avenue!  Click to read more...

pathstone's save for success program featured in d&c-july 7, 2014Jul 09, 2014

Save for Success has been featured in this weeks Democrat & Chronicle, congratulations to PathStones Simeon Banister and Nelida Torres for the recognition of their tireless work with the students!  Click to read more...

rochester community needs your "like"!!! visions federal credit union 5k community giveaway!Jul 08, 2014

Visions Federal Credit Union 5K Community Giveaway is underway!!! For every LIKE their Facebook post gets, we will receive $1 towards the pilot Post-Purchase Counseling program up to $5,000.00!!! Please help us by liking the link today!  Click to read more...

homeless student numbers leap during 2012-2013 school year: report-daily news article-july 1, 2014Jul 08, 2014

A stunning 76,816 students attending prekindergarten through the 12th grade lived in temporary housing that school year, data released Tuesday by the Independent Budget Office revealed.  Click to read more...

Calendar of Upcoming Events

  • FREE Home Energy Efficiency Seminar-PathStone-July 20142014 Jul, 2910:41PathStone Corporation will host a FREE Home Energy Efficiency Workshop on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 5:30PM at 404 East Avenue, Rochester, New York 14607 (Accessible from Prince Street). PathStone's Energy Services staff will discuss NYSERDA energy programs and available grants/incentives. Refreshments will be provided and registration is required. For more information or to register, please call 585-442-2030 Ext. 204, email rcain@pathstone.org or visit http://www.pathstoneenergyinfo.org Please bring a copy of your energy bill (with account number) for application assistance. Attendees will receive a complimentary compact fluorescent light bulb (CFL) with your completed Home Performance with ENERGY STAR application.Click for more details
    Begins: 07/29/14 5:30pm
    Ends: 07/29/14 9:30pm
  • Landlords: Don't miss out on our next Operating Rental Property Workshop!2014 Aug, 1610:41Sign up now! Space is limited. 585-546-3700.Click for more details
    Begins: 08/16/14 10:00am
    Ends: 08/16/14 5:00pm
  • Operating Rental Property Workshop-THC-August 20142014 Aug, 1610:41The next Operating Rental Property Class is Saturday, August 16, 2014 from 10:00AM-5:00PM at The Housing Council, 75 College Avenue, Rochester, New York 14607 in the United Way Eastman Conference Room. The cost per person is $45.00 which includes handouts. Please call 585-546-3700 to register today! Spots are limited!Click for more details
    Begins: 08/16/14 10:00am
    Ends: 08/16/14 5:00pm

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We want to give @[123742930972221:274:The Housing Council] $5000 and need your help! You have 30 Days to click LIKE on this photo! We will give $1 for every "LIKE" this photo gets, up to $5000. The Housing Council is one of New York State's largest HUD-approved comprehensive housing counseling agencies. (It is) A not-for-profit corporation founded in 1971, in Rochester, New York, The Housing Council provides landlord education, foreclosure prevention, pre-purchase counseling, emergency housing services and fair housing education. The (Housing) Council provides property management tools and strategies to landlords( in order) to enhance their business skills and familiarize them with their rights and responsibilities. The Housing Council served over 8,000 households throughout the region in 2010.

VISIONS FEDERAL CREDIT UNION

The Housing Council at PathStone is partnering with Visions Federal Credit Union to offer a pilot Post-Purchasing Counseling program for 70 new homeowners each year by receiving $5,000 annually for the next three years.

The Housing Council at PathStone is one of New York State's largest HUD-approved comprehensive housing counseling agencies. The Housing Council is a not-for-profit corporation founded in 1971, in Rochester, New York. The Housing Council provides landlord and tenant education, foreclosure prevention, pre-purchase counseling, emergency housing services and fair housing education. The Housing Council provides property management tools and strategies to landlords in order to enhance their business skills and familiarize them with their rights and responsibilities.

Individuals and families who purchase new homes face a variety of obstacles. New homeowners are often approached by people offering them new services, products or equity secured financing. The temptation to increase personal debt is high. Budget/credit management and managing property insurance often causes confusion without the right guidance or information. Exploring and understanding options regarding the various uses of home equity are cumbersome and difficult to understand. Recognizing these potential problems, The Housing Council at PathStone will implement this pilot Post-Purchasing Counseling Program.

The Housing Council at PathStone will serve 70 households annually with one Post-Purchase Counseling Education Class offered at different times during spring/summer and fall/winter sessions. Our Post-Purchase Education Counseling program will include the following:

o Education provided from a Certified Housing Counselor
o Budget and credit management
o Financial Management
o Managing property insurance and taxes
o Energy Conservation and programs
o Home maintenance education and information on loan programs and other resources

Classes will be held one time per family/household. As an incentive to participate, each household will receive a $50 gift card to Home Depot to be used toward housing maintenance. Refreshments will also be served.

A presentation of the first check for this program was received by The Housing Council at PathStone on June 23, 2014 from Regina Seabrook, Branch Manager of Visions Federal Credit Union in Rochester and Timothy R. Strong, Business Development Manager of Visions Federal Credit Union to Stuart Mitchell, CEO/President of PathStone Corporation and Susan Boss, Executive Director of The Housing Council at PathStone.


This weekend on the BBC they will be showing a documentary on Nat "King" Cole and the housing discrimination he suffered when he moved into a white suburb of Los Angeles.

http://blacktimetravel.com/youll-never-believe-what-happened-to-nat-king-cole-when-he-moved-into-a-white-neighborhood/



Black Time Travel | You'll never believe what happened to Nat King Cole when he moved into a...
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He is known today as one of the greatest voices of his time and still has people that swear by his unsurpassed musical talent. Nat King Cole was the first black television star. He rose to fame and earned big bucks. He sang to exclusive audiences just as much as he did to the general public, and he...

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