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CounselingSupportive Housing combines affordable apartments with case management, social supports and employment services


Proven to Build Lives of Self-Sufficiency



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The Residents

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  • Each of the 80 one-bedroom units will be equipped with a full kitchen, private bathroom and living area.

  • About half of the units (39) will be leased to low-income single adults, who are working men or women, seniors or veterans, etc. and who earn less than $26,940 per year (or 60% of local Area Median Income)

  • The other 41 units will be leased to single adult homeless men or women who have been referred and recommended for independent supported living by local service providers

    • Each tenant will be screened and selected based on his / her readiness for permanent supportive housing

Notes: All tenants will pay rent, and  tenants’ rent will be 30% of eligible income

This is permanent supportive housing: all tenants will sign individual leases.

The Program Overview

Eastman Commons at 1630 Dewey Ave - A Supportive Housing Community is a unique combination of permanent affordable rental housing with supportive services for low income people; a combination of eligible adult working professionals, returning veterans, disabled, elderly, and formerly homeless individuals.




Keys to Success:  On-site Support Services

Social services and recreational activities will enhance the ability of residents to live independently

Social Services

Case Management
Educational and employment assistance
Cultural awareness programs
Entitlements advocacy
Personal Goal Planning
Relapse prevention services
Health care & nutritional service
Mental Health Services
Counseling - Social & Motivational
Money Management & Credit Counseling
Housing Placement & Planning

Recreational Activities

Cooking Classes
Writing Workshops
Computer Workshop Series
Exercise Classes (Yoga, etc.)
Language Arts and Book Clubs
Art Workshops
Photography Classes
Trips (shopping, museums, bowling, etc.)
Apartment gardening
Holiday Parties
Other Planned Tenant Group Activities

  • Coordination on Intake, Communication and Security with on-site Property Management

  • Estimated Ratio of 1 Case Manager to 20 - 25 tenants

Providing Services | Renewing Neighborhoods | Uplifting Lives

Developing successful Supportive Housing is a complex and challenging undertaking and as such requires the expertise and experience of many disparate fields, professionals and or organizations. Therefore, creating effective partnerships is essential when embarking on the planning and development of such an important Project, which included, among others, those illustrated below:

Founder/ Co-Sponsor


Local grassroots nonprofit 501c(3) with over 125 volunteers, formed to develop supportive housing as a vital community asset.  We welcome you to our website, enjoy your visit.

Service Provider


Highly visible, respected and dedicated agency providing case management, social and vocational services to Rochester's homeless and at-risk residents, assisting them to reach their goals and improve their lives.

Service Provider


The Behavioral Health Network brings together a wide array of services and specialists to diagnose, treat, support and prevent the behavioral aspects of common health problems and challenges.

Property Manager


A local leader in residential property management services, with over 30 years of experience; currently owns/manages 2500 units in the Rochester area.

Beneficial Owner and Sponsor


Nation's largest nonprofit developer of supportive housing.  Since its founding in 1991, CGC has nearly 2500 units of supportive housing either completed or currently in development.

As the Eastman Commons at 1630 Dewey Avenue Housing complex prepared for opening PathStone, a local housing and services provided, was ultimated selected to provide the on-site supportive services to the residents in need.


Why supportive Housing Works

      • The Common Ground Model Services Work

      • Quality Design

      • Mixed Tenancy

      • Hands-on Site Management

      • 24/7 Attended Lobby

      • Appropriate, High Impact Services

      • Caring, Effective On-site Social Service Partners

      • Participation in City-wide Service and Housing Networks

      • Engagement with Surrounding Community

      • Job Opportunities for tenants and local residents

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Service Opportunities Build Success

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Employment Training
Occupational & Vocational Skills Development
Placement Services
Job Club
Special Veterans Progams

... with integrated support services and counseling

Providing Services | Renewing Neighborhoods | Uplifting Lives