St. Lawrence County Housing Council, Inc.

The North Country Housing  Council is accepting ongoing applications from current homeowners looking for home rehabilitation.

We are looking for interested  St. Lawrence County applicants in an anticipated county wide grant for Owner Occupied Rehabilitation.

St. Lawrence County has been awarded $850,000 for housing rehabilitation grants for the second phase of its Countywide Housing Rehabilitation Program (CHRP 2).

According to the US Census, 36.5% of the homes in St Lawrence County were constructed prior to 1939. (See map of St. Lawrence County in the footer of this page.)

The darker orange areas of the map show where more than 45% were constructed prior to 1950, the somewhat lighter indicates 30-45%, and the lightest 18-30%.  Differences in the green area, which is Adirondack Park, are not indicated.

Older homes represent “embedded energy.” Energy went into the raw materials and construction. Energy would be required to tear them down, and energy would be consumed in the materials and building of new homes. Housing rehabilitation is the ultimate form of recycling.


The rehabilitation grants the Housing Council administers generally specify an eligible locality. They are designed to assist individuals or families which earn up to 80% of the median income in St. Lawrence County.

Grant funds have assisted homes in the Town of Fowler, Brier Hill, Brasher Falls, Norwood, Norfolk, Russell, Colton, Star Lake, Oswegatchie, Hammond, Canton, Parishville, Pitcairn, Hermon, Southwest Edwards, South Stockholm, and Morristown.

How to Apply

The first step to apply for a grant is to call the Housing Council at 315-386-8576.  The Housing Council will send you an application which you should complete and return. The Housing Council provides housing assistance regardless of an applicant’s race, color, religion, gender, age, disability or familial status.

Click here to download the 2018 St Lawrence County Housing Council Rehabilitation Grant Application.

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Foreclosure Prevention       First Time Home Buyer Education        Community Housing Rehabilitation

19 Main Street

Canton, NY 13617


Phone: 315-386-8576

Fax: 315-386-1564

It is the vision of the St. Lawrence County Housing Council, Inc. that every resident of St. Lawrence County should have access to decent and affordable housing in vital and vibrant communities.

© St. Lawrence County Housing Council, Inc. DBA North Country Housing Council

Click the topic to learn more about our services:

Foreclosure Prevention

First Time Home Buyer Education

Housing Rehabilitation in Communities