“Building communities from the foundation up … since 1994”


Providence Housing’s mission is to strengthen families and communities by creating and providing access to quality affordable housing enriched by the availability of supportive services.

Providence Housing develops, finances, and manages affordable housing for seniors, individuals with special needs, and families. Providence Housing is a not-for-profit corporation affiliated with the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester, New York.

Providence professionally manages 1,119 units within 31 communities, and, in addition, provides supportive housing for families and individuals.

Our History

Providence founders envisioned a housing development corporation that would work closely with the faith community and Catholic Charities agencies, supporting those entities where a need for housing was perceived. Since 1994, Providence has secured more than $145 million in project development funding from public and private sources and created more than 1,100 units of affordable housing. This housing has been developed in collaboration with Catholic Charities agencies and other Catholic institutions throughout the Diocese of Rochester.

Service Partners

Catholic Family Center (Son House Apartments)
East House (Paul Wolk Commons)
Happiness House (Happiness House 2: Senior and Family Housing)
Catholic Charities of Chemung & Schuyler (LaFrance Apartments)

Service Area

Providence Housing serves the twelve counties in the Diocese: Cayuga, Chemung, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Tioga, Tompkins, Wayne, and Yates Counties.