Rochester Safe and Efficient Homes Initiative
In 2013, New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman allotted $1 million to help City of Rochester homeowners live in safer, healthier, and more energy-efficient homes. This was the beginning of the Rochester Safe and Efficient Homes Initiative (RSEHI). The program's goals are to:
- Maximize funding available to income-qualified homeowners in the City of Rochester to make their homes more energy efficient and safe from environmental hazards, such as lead;
- Develop a network of service providers for home efficiency and environmental safety; and
- Create a sustainable model for safe and efficient homes.
City of Rochester homeowners may qualify for grants or loans to improve energy efficiency, get homes insulated, increase safety, install bathroom and kitchen fans, replace older appliances, clean or replace furnaces and hot water heaters, resolve lead paint problems, replace windows and doors, make emergency repairs, and more. There are a host of grant programs and low-interest loans available.
To see if a homeowner qualifies, the first step is to schedule a free energy audit with one of RSEHI's program partners and learn more about saving money on heating and cooling bills. Contact one of the following to schedule the energy audit:
Contact RSEHI Program Coordinator Elizabeth McDade for more information. Email Elizabeth or call her at 585.341.4362.