Providence Housing to mark its 10th year

Catholic Courier    |    05.14.2004
Category: Monroe County

Providence Housing Development Corp., an affiliate of the Diocese of Rochester, will mark its 10th anniversary with a dinner and fundraiser on May 19 from 6-9 p.m. at the Rochester Institute of Technology Inn and Conference Center in West Henrietta.
Providence has helped more than 1,000 men, women and children in a dozen counties obtain safe, affordable, lead-free housing. It has also supported the refurbishing of decaying landmark buildings into modern housing; provided rent subsidies to homeless people; and offered credit counseling to hundreds of families.
"We are very proud of the accomplishments of our first 10 years, which we believe has laid the groundwork for a second decade," Maggie Bringewatt, Providence’s executive director, said in a statement.
Providence is conducting a campaign to raise $100,000 to be used to leverage more than $20 million in public and private housing funds. Providence is also doing the following:
- Working with the Rochester Housing Authority to redevelop public housing units.
- Working with faith-based groups to create housing for people with disabilities.
Bishop Matthew H. Clark is serving as honorary chairman for the May 19 event. Proceeds will support Providence’s Pre-Development Fund, a revolving loan fund that supports the building affordable housing. For tickets, call Mary Mondo at 585/328-3228, ext. 1393.

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