Preservation Rehab Loans


The Landmark Society of Western New York and NeighborWorks® Rochester are partnering to help homeowners in City of Rochester Preservation Districts make exterior and interior home improvements by offering construction management services and loans to those who qualify.

The Landmark Society will provide preservation oriented construction management services that include: developing a work plan and rehab specifications, assisting the property owner through the Preservation District Certificate of Appropriateness process (if applicable), identifying a contractor, as well as support monitoring the construction phase.

The loans are being offered through NeighborWorks® Rochester. There are no income requirements that homeowners would need to meet to be considered for a Preservation Rehab Loan. NeighborWorks® Rochester will also help interested homeowners apply for a free energy audit through NYSERDA’s Green Jobs Green New York (GJGNY) program. GJGNY energy audits are free to households making less than $137,000.

Who qualifies?

There are no income restrictions to be eligible for this home improvement loan program.

Your property must:

  • Be located in a City of Rochester Preservation District or a historic district listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Older homes that do not meet these criteria can be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • Be owner occupied.
  • Contain a maximum of four residential units.

Contact The Landmark Society to see if your home qualifies.

How do you apply?

Contact The Landmark Society to obtain an application.
Larry Francer, Associate Director of Preservation | 546-7029 x14
Caitlin Meives, Preservation Planner | 546-7029 x27

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