Canal Commons

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Located at 67-89 Canal Street, in the City of Rochester in Monroe County, Canal Commons features 123 apartments, including 70 supportive housing units. The apartment complex is currently under construction and is expected to be completed in November 2023. There will be one studio, 81 one-bedroom, and 41 two-bedroom apartments with kitchens and spacious living-dining areas. Seven apartments will be fully wheelchair accessible for those with mobility impairments, three units will be fully adapted for the hearing/visually impaired, and all apartments will be handicapped visitable or adaptable.

Canal Commons will be located one block from a major bus route and the RTS Transit Center, and close to restaurants, shopping, and attractions.

Lottery Period: Tenants will be selected on a random basis through the use of a lottery. The lottery was held on November 15, 2023, at Noon, at Providence Housing located at 1150 Buffalo Rd, Rochester, NY 14624. A video of the live lottery is available here.

Applications: Applications are available on this web page and at the following locations for pick up or by mail. Contact information is listed below.:

East House Corporation (585) 238-4800
259 Monroe Avenue
Rochester, New York 14607

Providence Housing Development Corporation (585) 529-9561
1150 Buffalo Road
Rochester, New York 14624

The initial application period is now over. It was September 1, 2023 - October 30, 2023. At the end of the initial application period, all applications received were placed in priority order via random lottery in our compliance software program. All applications received during the initial application period were included in the lottery. Everyone who submitted an application during the initial lottery period will receive a letter, mailed to the address on your application, in December 2023, indicating their lottery number. Please check your mail. We will then review each applicant for eligibility, in order of lottery number, and begin the application/interview process which will take several months. We will not be taking phone calls regarding lottery numbers or waiting list numbers due to the volume of candidates.

Applications received after October 30, 2023, will be added to a waiting list. More details are available at the bottom of this page. Housing rental information is also available at NYHousingSearch.gov.

Amenities:
• Intercom entry system and elevator access
• Fully-equipped kitchen with Energy Star appliances
• Heat, hot water, electric, and high-speed wifi included with rent
• Individually controlled heat and electric
• Central air conditioning
• Bulk tenant storage
• Self-pay laundry units available on each floor
• Wired for cable TV, Internet, and telephone
• Community room with outdoor terrace; interior lounges on each floor
• Private courtyard area with green space, walking and seating areas, and playground equipment
• Free off-street parking
• Exterior bike racks and interior storage space for up to 20 bikes
• Sprinkler system
• Smoke-free housing

Eligibility Guidelines:
• Income & occupancy requirements apply*

*Tenant eligibility will be determined through proof of age, income certification, criminal record checks, landlord references and additional requirements as required by the designated project or funders. When filling a vacancy in a specially designated “handicap” unit or “hearing/visually impaired” unit, preference will be given to applicants who require the use of the special design features of that unit.

Residency in all family housing apartments is limited to households below 50% and 60% Annual Median Income (AMI). Listed below are the current (2023) maximum allowable incomes, by household size. The income limits are updated and published annually by the U.S. Department of HUD.

50% Limits:

1 person 2 person 3 person 4 person
$33,250 $38,000 $42,750 $47,500
Unit Size Occupancy # of Units Rent
Studio Min. 1/Max. 2 1 $625
1 Bedroom Min. 1/Max. 2 6 $700
2 Bedrooms Min. 2/Max. 4 19 $820

60% Limits:

1 person 2 person 3 person 4 person
$39,900 $45,600 $51,300 $57,000
Unit Size Occupancy # of Units Rent
1 Bedroom Min. 1/Max. 2 7 $800
2 Bedrooms Min. 2/Max. 4 20 $940

Notes:

• All information on income and assets provided by applicants must be verified prior to occupancy. This qualification and certification process must also be completed annually upon renewal.
• Security deposit is equal to one month’s rent.
• Assistive animals for persons with a disability are accepted.
• This is a non-smoking community. Smoking is not allowed in any apartment or common areas or within 50 feet of the buildings.

Rents:
Studio Apartment: 1 unit @ $625/month (50% AMI)
One Bedroom (13 Units):  6 units @ $700/month (50% AMI), 7 units @ $800/month (60% AMI)
Two Bedrooms (39 Units): 19 units @ $820/month (50% AMI), 20 units @ $940/month (60% AMI)

Providence Housing is a not-for-profit corporation affiliated with the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester. Providence develops, finances, and manages housing for individuals and families in the 12 counties of the Diocese of Rochester.

*Seventy (70) units have been set aside for persons residing in supportive housing that have been funded through the Empire State Supportive Housing Initiative (ESSHI). East House Corporation shall be the support/service provider for those residing in supportive housing. All ESSHI applicants must be referred by an agency to East House, located at 259 Monroe Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607. East House may be contacted at (585) 238-4800. Residents will be screened and housed according to eligibility and prioritization criteria.

Notice Disclosing Tenants' Rights to Reasonable Accommodations for Persons with Disabilities (click here).

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NYS Governor Kathy Hochul
NYS HCR Commissioner RuthAnne Visnauskas

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  • Housing for Families
  • Supportive Housing
67 Canal Street, Rochester, New York 14608
89 Canal Street, Rochester, New York 14608
TBD
  • Monroe

Directions:
From the West: take 490E to Broad St/Stadiums (exit 12). Turn right on Broad St, use the right lane to keep left at the fork, continue on Allen St and follow signs for Broad St/Stadiums. Turn right onto Canal St.

From the East: take 490W to Broad St (exit 14). Turn left on W Broad St, left on W Main St, and turn right onto Canal St.

Apartment sizes:
Studio
524 sq. ft.

One-bedroom
638-762 sq. ft.

Two-bedroom:
842-897 sq. ft.