Eastman Commons

Building Overview

Location Rochester, New York   view map
Housing Type Permanent
Opened 2012
Units 80
Residents Low-income and formerly homeless adults
On-site Services Case management
Special Features
  • Lounge areas
  • On-site laundry facilities
  • Secure bike storage
  • Program space for computer or arts use
  • 24-hour security

Eastman Commons has been transformed from a deteriorating, vacant and contaminated manufacturing building into a new affordable residential housing complex. The project provides 80 one-bedroom rental units where residents hold standard lease agreements. All resident incomes are below 60% of the area median income. 

The project houses a unique mix of tenants in the Rochester area. Low income, single adults comprise 49% of the units and 51% are referred from local homeless shelters. An array of supportive services are offered by a local social service provider to meet the needs of residents.

Property management services are provided by a local management company and an on-site Building Director employed by Common Ground assures that services and management are in accordance with Common Ground’s mission.


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Virtual Tour

  • Shared media lab at the Eastman Commons

  • Example bed setup in an Eastman apartment