Affordable Housing

We deliver holistic programming and resource linkage to residents at a local affordable housing complex, The Rochester Highlands. Programming for residents includes case and resource management, nursing services, educational workshops, exercise instruction and child programming.

How does the affordable housing program work?

We provide assistance to individual residents at The Rochester Highlands such as help with or linkage to benefits, resumes/employment assistance, Section 8, referrals to legal services, and community nonprofit organizations.  Residents also have access to nursing services and an on-site food cupboard for those experiencing food insecurity.  While programming serves all residents, additional services meet the cultural and traditional needs of Jewish residents – for example events and food distribution for Jewish holidays.

Residents may sign-up at the Community Center for the latest educational offerings and groups.  Our workshops/groups are currently focused on financial, literacy, health, gardening, nutrition, and more. 

A Resident Planning Committee plays an instrumental role in guiding our programming.  If you are interested in joining the Resident Planning Committee, contact Mandy Hartman at mhartman@jfsrochester.org or call (585) 216-1887 ext. 2.

Hours

The Community Center is open Monday – Friday. Hours vary based on programming.

Location

Affordable Housing at the Rochester Highlands
Community Center
47 Green Knolls
Rochester, NY 14620 (Map)

Contact

For more information, contact Mandy Hartman, Director of Affordable Housing and Literacy at mhartman@jfsrochester.org or call (585) 216-1887 ext. 2.

Generous Supporters

William & Sheila Konar Foundation
The HAPI Foundation
Capreit
Alliant Strategic
Multiple local community organizations and non-profits who provide onsite services and programming for residents.

BASIC NEEDS

Affordable Housing

We deliver holistic programming and resource linkage to residents at a local, affordable housing complex, The Rochester Highlands. Programming including case and resource management, nursing services, educational workshops, exercise instruction and child programming are available for utilization by residents.

Brighton Food Cupboard

The Brighton Food Cupboard (BFC) is committed to the prevention and reduction of hunger and food insecurity for individuals and families living in Brighton and surrounding communities. Each client interacts with our social worker and receives case management services.

Brighton Your Wardrobe

Brighton Your Wardrobe (BYW) offers free clothing to the children, individuals, and families living in or attending the Brighton School District who are in need.

Financial Assistance

If you are facing an inability to cover your basic needs, Jewish Family Services (JFS) can help. JFS is here to advocate for those most vulnerable in our community.

Groceries-to-Go

In an effort to connect volunteers who can bring groceries and supplies to those in high-risk demographics, Jewish Family Services (JFS) has implemented a Groceries-to-Go program. Groceries-to-Go aims to connect volunteer shoppers with individuals who can afford their groceries but are currently unable to get to the store themselves.

Pencils and Paper

The Pencils & Paper program serves the educational and creative needs of children in the greater Rochester area by providing free school supplies to teachers in high poverty schools. Teachers can shop twice a year and receive an estimated $800 worth of school supplies at each shopping trip.

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