CANTON -- The St. Lawrence County Housing Council is celebrating June 7-13 as NeighborWorks Week.
The St. Lawrence County Housing Council is the local affiliate of the national NeighborWorks network, which consists of more than 240 nonprofit organizations that increase homeownership, provide foreclosure counseling, produce affordable housing and revitalize neighborhoods in more than 4,414 communities across the nation.
On Tuesday and Friday, the Housing Council will have an information booth at the Canton Farmer’s Market. Also on Tuesday, the Council will sponsor a “Housing Preservation Workshop” at its office at 7 p.m. for first-time homebuyers and people who are undergoing rehabilitation to their homes through the Housing Council. The featured speaker will be DJ Colbert of Cornerstone Services, who will offer instruction in simple home repairs. The program will also address the threat of loan modification scams.
Since its incorporation in 1981, the St. Lawrence County Housing Council, a private, non-profit organization, has brought more than $46 million in public and private funds to bear on the housing and revitalization needs of St. Lawrence County. More than 600 families have been helped in buying their first homes. Over 1,300 homeowners have received help in rehabilitating their homes, and 27 community projects have been facilitated by Housing Council staff. The Council also provides management services for 200 apartments and six retail rental units in the county.
More information about the work of the Housing Council is available at www.slchc.org.