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Affordable Housing

Refinance Mortgage Rates - Low Income Mortgage, Affordable Housing & Homelessness: www.refinancemortgagerates.org/affordable-housing-homelessness


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American Association of Homes & Services for the Aging www.aahsa.org

Administration on Aging (AOA) www.aoa.gov

Administration on Aging (AOA) - Introduction www.lifeinsurancequotes.org/an-intro-to-the-administration-on-aging/

American Society on Aging www.asaging.org

Assisted Living Federation of America www.alfa.org

Monroe County Office of the Aging www.monroecounty.gov/aging-index.php

National Council on Aging www.ncoa.org

National Council of Senior Citizens www.ncscinc.org

New York State Office of the Again www.aging.ny.gov

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AIDS Housing Corporation www.ahc.org

AIDS Housing of Washington www.aidshousing.org

AIDS Rochester  www.aidsrochester.org/

NY AIDS Housing Network www.nycahn.org

NYC Human Resources Admin Division of AIDS Services & Income Support www.nyc.gov/html/hra/html/services/hasa.shtml

New York State AIDS Institute www.health.state.ny.us/diseases/aids/about/index.htm

US Department of HUD Office of HIV/AIDS Housing www.hud.gov/cpd/hopwahom.html

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Employment Programs

ETA Welfare to Work www.doleta.gov

Rochester Area Employment Network  www.rochesterareaemploymentnetwork.wordpress.com/about

Rochester Works www.rochesterworks.org

The Future @ Work www.jff.org/

NY Housing Authority (NYCHA) Dept of Resident Employment Initiatives & Training www.nyc.gov/html/nycha/html/community/rees.shtml


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Family Services

Child Welfare League of America, Housing & Homelessness Initiative www.cwla.org/programs/housing/

Family Services Rochester www.familyservicerochester.org

Family Services of Rochester Inc www.fsr.org/

HELP USA www.helpusa.org

Homes for the Homeless www.homesforthehomeless.com/

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Government Agencies - Federal

White House Interagency Council on Homelessness www.ich.gov

Government Information Xchange www.info.gov

U.S Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) www.hhs.gov

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) www.hud.gov

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Community Connections Information Center www.comcon.org

U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Community Planning and Development www.hud.gov/cpd/cpdhome.html

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Client Information & Policy System www.hudclips.org

U.S. Department of Labor Employment & Training Administration www.doleta.gov

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Government Agencies - New York

New York State Affordable Housing Association www.nysafah.org

New York State Affordable Housing Finance www.nyhomes.org/

New York State Affordable Housing Resources www.nysl.nysed.gov/ils/topics/housing.htm

New York State Affordable Housing On-Line www.affordablehousingonline.com

Homeless Housing and Assistance Corporation www.otda.state.ny.us

New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal www.dhcr.state.ny.us

NY State Office of Mental Health (OMH) www.omh.state.ny.us

NYC Department of Housing, Preservation & Development (HPD) www.nyc.gov/html/hpd/html/home/home.shtml

NYC Housing Authority (NYCHA) www.nyc.gov/html/nycha/html/home/home.shtml

NYC HPD's Online Affordable Housing Hotline www.nyc.gov/html/hpd/html/apartment/lotteries.shtml

NY State Department of Labor www.labor.state.ny.us/html

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Health Care

Health Care for the Homeless Information Resource Center www.prainc.com

National Health Care for the Homeless Council www.nhchc.org

Rehab Info on addiction treatment centers nationwide www.rehabinfo.net/new-york/rochester

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Snapshot of Homelessness:

Understanding the Cost of Homelessness:

Some Homelessness Frequently Asked Questions:

Homeless Research Institute:

Refinance Mortgage Rates - Low Income Mortgage, Affordable Housing & Homelessness: www.refinancemortgagerates.org/affordable-housing-homelessness

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Housing Coalitions

AIDS Housing of Washington www.aidhousing.org

Association for Neighborhood and Housing Development www.anhd.org

Coalition of Voluntary Mental Health Agencies, Inc. www.cvmha.org

National Coalition for the Homeless nch.ari.net

National Coalition for the Homeless Online Directory of Providers nch.ari.net/local/local.html

National Low Income Housing Coalition www.nlihc.org

Supportive Housing Network of New York www.shnny.org

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Housing Organizations and Lenders

Center for Urban Community Services www.cucs.org

Common Ground Community www.commonground.org

Corporation for Supportive Housing www.csh.org

Enterprise Foundation www.enterprisefoundation.org

Housing Research Foundation www.housingresearch.org/hrf/hrf_home.nsf

Local Initiatives Support Corporation www.liscnet.org

National Alliance to End Homelessness www.naeh.org

National Housing Conference www.nhc.org

National Housing Institute www.nhi.org

NYC Housing Development Corporation www.nychdc.com

NYC Investment Fund www.nycif.com

Pratt Institute Center for Community & Environmental Development www.picced.org

Seedco & the Non-Profit Assistance Corporation www.seedco.org

Affordable Housing Update www.housingfinance.com/

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Mental Health

Medicare and Mental Health Services http://www.ehealthmedicare.com/faq-does-the-original-medicare-plan-pay-for-mental-health-care

Medicare and Your Mental Health Benefits http://www.medicare.gov/Pubs/pdf/10184.pdf

Dual-Diagnosis Treatment Locator http://www.recoveryconnection.org/state-drug-rehabs/

Therapist Search by Location http://www.zocdoc.com/therapist-counselors

National Institute on Mental Health (NIMI) www.nimh.nih.gov

New York Work Exchange www.nyworkexchange.org

National Alliance of the Mentally Ill www.nami.org

National Resource Center on Homelessness and Mental Illness http://homeless.samhsa.gov/

Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) www.samhsa.gov

Online Resource Listing - Counseling Private & Public - Masters In Counseling www.mastersincounseling.org/google-plus-community.html

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Nonprofit Assistance/Technical Assistance

Homeless Services network of Rochester and Monroe County www.cityofrochester.gov/article.aspx?id=8589954824

Center for Community Change www.communitychange.org

Handsnet www.handsnet.org

Neighborhood Networks www.portal.hud.gov

TechSoup.Org www.techsoup.org

Benton Foundation www.helping.org/nonprofit

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Policy & Legal Aid

American Bar Association: Commission on Homelessness & Poverty www.abanet.org/homeless/home.html

Center for Law and Social Poverty www.clasp.org

Center on Budget & Policy Priorities www.cbpp.org

City Limits: New York's Urban Affairs Magazine www.citylimits.org

Hunger Action Network of NYS www.hungeractionnys.org

National Conference of State Legislatures www.ncsl.org

National Governor's Association www.nga.org

National Housing Law Project www.nhlp.org

National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty www.nlchp.org

Public Private Ventures www.ppv.org

State Action www.cfpa.org

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Policy Development and Research Information Services www.huduser.org

Urban Institute www.urban.org

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National Coalition for Homeless Veterans www.nchv.org

US Department of HUD Veteran Resource Center www.hud.gov/hudvet/vetmain.html

US Department of Veterans Affairs Homeless Programs Office www.va.gov/health/homeless

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Welfare Reform

Center on Budget & Policy Priorities: Federal Welfare Policies www.cbpp.org/pubs/fedwel.htm

Department of Health & Human Services: Office for Civil Rights www.hhs.gov/ocr/officel

National Governor's Association: Welfare Reform www.nga.org/cms/home.html

Welfare Information Network www.welfareinfo.org

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Additional Resouces

KnowledgePlex on Affordable Housing and Homelessness http://www.knowledgeplex.org/topic.html?c=234

Housing Law and Information Resources www.peoples-law.org/housing/ltenant/housinglawconsumer.htm

Council of Community Services of New York (CCSNYS) - www.ccsnys.org - Website contains information concerning membership in CCSNYS and resources for nonprofit organizations.

Independent Sector (IS) - www.independentsector.org - IS advocates on behalf of and provides educational services to the nonprofit sector.

Internal Revenue Service - www.irs.gov - Find forms, instructions and brochures to assist not-for-profit boards with annual financial filings. Toll-free number to help those with questions about tax-exemption - 1-877-829-5500

GuideStar - www.guidestar.org - Database that posts financial reports and other information on over 850,000 tax-exempt U.S. charitable organizations.

New York State Attorney General's Office - www.oag.state.ny.us - Charities section offers tips and advice for not-for-profits.

Nonprofit Risk Management Center - www.nonprofitrisk.org - Source for tools, advice and training to control risks so you can focus on your nonprofit's mission.

Points of Light Foundation - www.pointsoflight.org - Help mobilize people and resources to find creative solutions to community problems.

Volunteer Consulting Group (VCG) - www.boardnetUSA.net - Designed to enable potential board members and nonprofit boards needing leadership to find each other.

Minnesota Council on Non Profits (MCN) - www.mncn.org/infocentral.htm - This "Info Central" section contains information of interest to not-for-profit organizations regardless of their state of formation or location.

NASCOnet.org - www.nasconet.org - Site for and about charitable organizations and fundraising in the U.S.

Board Café - www.compasspoint.org - Electronic newsletter offers ideas, information, opinion, news, and resources to help board members carry out the responsibilities of their board service.

BoardSource, Inc. - www.boardsource.org - Has a wide range of material designed to assist board members in carrying out their duties.

Council on Foundations - www.cof.org - Web site contains information of interest to not-for-profit boards.

The Foundation Center - www.fdncenter.org - Provides education and training on the grant seeking process and promotes public access to information and services through its web site, print, electronic publications and five library/learning centers.

Free Management Library - www.managementhelp.org - Provides information on 75 popular topics including fundraising, boards of directors, finances and personnel policies.

Fundraising Professionals - For questions about fundraising professionals, contact charities.fundraising@oag.state.ny.us or (518) 486-9797

Grant Proposal .com - www.grantproposal.com - Free resources for both advanced grantwriting consultants and inexperienced nonprofit staff.

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