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Rochester Area Neighborhood Specific Resources

The Rochester Area has many active neighborhood committees and associations.  They are a great resource for you if you live in or wish to live in one of these thriving neighborhoods.

South Wedge Planning Committee – SWPC/SEAC is a partnership of neighbors and entrepreneurs working together to preserve the South Wedge Urban Village. Started in 1975 as an outreach program of Calvary St. Andrew's Church, SWPC/SEAC is funded by the NYS Division of Housing and Community Renewal, the United Way, and a variety of public and private sources. SWPC/SEAC is built on the dedication of our many diverse volunteers, who provide leadership for our organization and vision for the future of our community. We warmly invite your participation.

19th Ward Community Association – The 19th Ward Community Association is a group of neighbors striving to preserve the residential character of the historic 19th Ward neighborhood in Rochester, New York. Their mission is to create, foster and maintain a community where individual and cultural differences are celebrated and where people share a sense of community.

Northeast Area Development – North East Area Development, Inc. is a non-profit neighborhood organization organized and operated to lead quality of life enhancement activities through community, neighborhood and business development, housing enhancements and development, and to plan and assist in educational, cultural, recreational and social activities.

Group 14621 Community Association Inc. – This group advocates for the neighborhoods, and works to engage community members in efforts to improve life in their neighborhoods. Their services include organizing block clubs, neighborhood watches, community gardens, civilian patrol recruitment, CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) coordination and neighborhood celebrations.

Upper Monroe Neighborhood Association – The Upper Monroe Neighborhood Association (UMNA) is a not-for-profit advocacy group representing the 3,300 residents and property owners in the Upper Monroe Neighborhood.

Maplewood Neighborhood Association – The goal of the MNA goal is to plan for their community as a diverse and vibrant neighborhood, celebrate the strengths and creativity of the residents, encourage home ownership and the residential character of the neighborhood, and represent our interests in decisions that affect our neighborhood.

City of Rochester – The City of Rochester has many programs that address the value and condition of real property.  Some of these programs address specific neighborhood conditions and issues, environmental issues, and focused investments in specific areas or neighborhoods, historic preservation and home buyer assistance.

Monroe County Food Cupboards - Food cupboards help meet emergency food needs.  Below is a listing of food cupboards in Monroe County including the location, who they serve, and contact information.

Foodlink - Foodlink’s community health programs provide new access points to nutritious and affordable food in underserved communities.


2019 Monroe County Area Food Cupboards

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