Money is out there. The Bishop Sheen Ecumenical Housing Foundation is administering HUD grants for home repairs in Cayuga and Seneca County. The Foundation's Joe Ganley on the Finger Lakes Morning News told us says the program is for low income home owners.
The Foundation does get a 5 year lien on the home as a guarantee that people will stay there once the work is done. There is much more information at www. SheenHousing.org