To qualify as a contractor for the HOME Rochester program you will need to:

  • Fill out the application and submit for approval to our Construction Specialist at
  • Meet program insurance requirements.
  • Supply Lead Abatement Certification for your organization as well as worker(s) filed through EPA.
  • Upon submission, the Construction Specialist will set up a time to meet and review your application.

What is a HOME Rochester Contractor responsible for?
HOME Rochester rehabilitation jobs are competitively bid to a pool of approved General Contractors. Contractors in the HOME Rochester program are responsible for the oversight of the entire rehabilitation project. Our General Contractors have a combination of full-time staff and subcontractors that are able to meet our program timelines and requirements. All homes are renovated within a 120-day time-frame. A typical home renovation will usually include a new roof, windows, doors, driveway and updated/replaced facade on the exterior. Interior renovations typically include new kitchen and bath(s); updated/refinished flooring; updated/repaired walls with fresh paint throughout; updated/replaced systems including plumbing, electrical, HVAC and new H2O tank. All work is done using lead-safe work practices and in compliance with applicable lead standards. Monthly draws are provided for completed work throughout the duration of the project.

We are excited to share our newly created presentation that highlights how Contractors can get involved with our renovation programs. The 7-minute video explains the three renovation programs we participate in and the steps contractors need to take to enroll in those programs. Please watch our video and share it with those that may also be interested in learning about our programs.