Seneca County Housing Coalition

Housing Solutions for Seneca County

Serving the Housing Needs of 

Seneca County, NY


Our Mission:

The Mission of the Seneca County Housing Coalition is to find solutions for the improvement of the quality and availability of affordable housing in Seneca County and to raise awareness and advocate for the homeless, vulnerable populations and 

low-moderate income households.


Joe McGrath or Melissa Nesbit

Joe: [email protected] or 315-539-1667

 Melissa: [email protected] or 315-568-2200

Our Partnership:

We understand the value of meaningful community partnerships.

Our coalition fosters cooperation and welcomes collaboration. 

We recognize that if our Coalition is strong, our power to advocate will be strong as well. Our partnerships give us an opportunity to access a broad range of resources and expertise.

Our Members:

Cadence Square

Catholic Charities of the Finger Lakes

Cayuga Seneca Community Action Agency

Finger Lakes Regional Land Bank


Ithaca Neighborhood Housing Services

Lakeview Mental Health Services

S2AY Rural Health Network

Safe Harbors of the Finger Lakes

Seneca County Children and Family Services

Seneca County Community Counseling

Seneca County Division of Human Services

Seneca County Health Department

Seneca County House of Concern

Seneca County Office for the Aging

Seneca County Planning and Community Development

Seneca County Veteran's Service Agency

Seneca County Weatherization Program

Seneca County Workforce Development & Youth Bureau

Seneca Housing, Inc.

Soldier On

Tobacco Action Coalition of the Finger Lakes

Two Plus Four Construction Management

United Way of Seneca County 

Local Churches

Individual Community Members

The Seneca County Housing Coalition is pleased to present the Rentwise program in Seneca County. RentWise is a tenant education program which teaches people how to become more successful renters and how to find and keep decent rental housing. Renters who complete this six hours of learning will receive a workbook and a certificate of completion to show potential landlords and property managers that they want to be good tenants. Evictions are costly, time-consuming and stressful for both landlords and tenants. This course can be used to mitigate tensions between a landlord and a tenant who is a potential candidate for eviction. Additionally, this course is an excellent opportunity to prevent potential issues because it educates first time renters on how to be respectable tenants and good neighbors. Sponsored by Seneca Housing, Inc. this class is free and open to the public. August classes are now forming and will take place at Seneca Housing, 6PM-8PM on Thurs., Aug. 15, Thurs., Aug. 22 and Thurs., Aug. 29. Free pizza, soft drinks and bottled water will be provided each week. Space is limited so call Seneca Housing, Inc. at 315-568-2200 and reserve your spot today!