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Housing Services

Information & Services Available:

  • Affordable Places to Live

  • Eviction and/or Foreclosure Assistance

  • Homelessness Assistance

  • Section 8 (HCV & PBV)

  • Home Repair Assistance

  • Home Buyer Workshop

  • Weatherization Program

Our housing services are available to residents of Allegany County, NY only. 

Genesee Valley Improvement Corporation (GVIC) Apartments

  • Safe and affordable apartments in Belfast, Belmont, Cuba, and Friendship (NY)

  • All apartments are pet and smoke free

  • Current openings

    • None at this time. Applicants are being added to our waitlist.

Eviction and Foreclosure Assistance

  • We may be able to help you stay in your home.

  • We assist in tenant/landlord mediation

  • Working with mortgage companies.

  • We can answer many questions you may have about landlord/tenant rights.

Homelessness Assistance

Rapid Re-Housing Program:

  • Available to individuals and families who are facing homelessness

  • Provide resources to find permanent housing

  • Security deposit and up to 6 months of rental assistance

  • Monthly case management 

Solutions to End Homelessness Program:

  • Available to individuals and families at-risk of homelessness

  • Assistance with back rent

  • Assistance with back utilities 

  • Assistance with security deposits 

  • Monthly case management 

  • Income restrictions

Kalthoff House:

  • Located in Almond, NY 

  • Transitional housing for families (two or more people) who are facing homelessness

  • Low income - rent is based on families income

  • Help with finding permanent housing 

  • Monthly case management

  • One current opening

  • ** If interested please use GVIC apartment application (located up top) and circle "Almond" for location **

Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program 

Our Section 8 program pays 60-70% of rent and utilities 

  • Must meet income requirements

  • Must find your own apartment or house

  • Apartment or house must pass an inspection

Project Based Voucher (PBV) Program 

  • Helps pays a portion of rent in privately owned rental housing, but only in that specific building 

  • 6 apartments located at Highland Pointe in Wellsville, NY

Home Repairs Program

  • We can help you finance your home repairs

  • You must own and live in your home

  • Your taxes and insurance must be current

  • Must be willing to sign a lien

Home Buyers Workshop

​Buying a home is a big deal, whether you're doing it for the first time or getting back into the ever-changing market. When you educate yourself for smart homeownership with Framework, you'll navigate every step of the process with confidence.


The Framework course is completed online and costs: $75.

Weatherization Assistance Program

Cattaraugus Community Action, Inc. administers the Weatherization Assistance Program for Allegany County residents.  For a list of weatherization services provided by county throughout New York Sate please click here:

Click Here 

for Weatherization

Assistance Program

Section 8 - Fraud

To report tenant or landlord fraud involving the Section 8 program. Please email: or click the link below.

For More Information:

Assistant Housing Director

585-268-7605, Ext. 1022

Division Director

585-268-7605 Ext. 1125

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