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LaFrance Apartments

LaFrance Front SWBR

Built in 2020 and located in Elmira across from the Human Resources Building on Powell Street, LaFrance Apartments features 37 one-bedroom apartments with a kitchen and spacious living-dining area. Heat, electric, and hot water are included with rent. On-site laundry, computers, and a common room are also available. LaFrance is close to the bus line, restaurants, a pharmacy, and social services.

Four apartments are fully wheelchair accessible, two units are for the hearing/visually impaired, and all apartments are handicapped visitable or adaptable.

All residents have access to Catholic Charities’ Samaritan Emergency Services Center, located two blocks away, when in need of short-term support including food, clothing, and other emergency services.

All apartments are smoke-free.


• Intercom entry system & elevator access
• Energy Star refrigerator, stove, and dishwasher
• Laundry facilities on each floor
• Wired for cable TV & telephone
• Central air conditioning
• Heat, hot water, and electric are included with rent
• Individually controlled heat & electric
• Community room with TV and computer workstations
• Free off-street parking and tenant storage
• Fire alarm and sprinkler systems
• Smoke-free housing
• On-site case management support for ESSHI residents
• CTRAN bus routes are within one block


• Rent for Family Housing is $692
• Rent for ESSHI referrals is 30% of gross income


No unit may be leased to a household that would be paying housing costs (basic rent plus the allowance for tenant-paid utilities) which are less than 30%, or more than 48% of that household’s income.

• 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 area or within 50 feet of the buildings.

Eligibility Guidelines

• Residency is limited to households (HH) below 50% of the Annual Median Income (AMI). Other occupancy requirements apply (see Program Information Sheet in the application packet).
• Maximum allowable incomes: One person HH AMI $29,250; 2 person HH AMI $33,400
• 20 Apartments are for ESSHI referrals*


For a complete application package, Program Information Sheet, and list of Tenant Selection Procedures, please click here or on the APPLICATION button.

Application packages can also be picked up at the following locations:

LaFrance Apartments (607-735-5604)
416 Powell St
Elmira, NY 14904

Catholic Charities of Chemung/Schuyler (607-734-9784)
215 E Church St
Elmira, NY 14901

Providence Housing Development Corporation (585-529-9555)
1150 Buffalo Rd
Rochester, New York 14624

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.

*Twenty (20) units will be reserved for eligible NYS Empire State Homeless Housing Initiative (ESSHI) residents referred by Catholic Charities of Chemung/Schuyler (CCCS). Residents will be screened and housed according to eligibility and prioritization criteria. CCCS is located at 215 E. Church Street, Elmira, NY 14901, and may be contacted at (607) 734-9784.

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



NYS Governor Kathy Hochul
NYS HCR Commissioner RuthAnne Visnauskas

Contact Information
  • Housing for Families
  • Supportive Housing
416 Powell St, Elmira, New York 14904
  • Chemung

Directions: Corner of Genesee and Castle Streets, downtown Geneva.