Perinton Congregations Habitat for Flower City Habitat for Humanity was started in 1998 when Flower City Habitat asked Ecumenical Ministries of Perinton, Inc., a coalition of 13 local churches, to hold an informational meeting. Within a year, ground was broken for two homes on Cuba Place, formerly a drug-infested neighborhood in Rochester.
In 1999 he parishioners of the church of St. John of Rochester raised $50,000 and provided the workers to build 40 Cuba Place. Four other churches – Church of Assumption, Fairport United Methodist Church, Church of the Resurrection, and Perinton Community Church – combined efforts to raise $50,000 and provide workers to build 43 Cuba Place.
In 2004 Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Church of Assumption, Fairport United Methodist Church, Mountain Rise United Church of Christ, Perinton Presbyterian Church, and St. John of Rochester Church worked together to raise $55,000 to build a house on Fulton Avenue. That same year Perinton Congregations Habitat for Flower City Habitat for Humanity officially became one of the ministries of Ecumenical Ministries of Perinton, Inc., sponsored by the same 13 churches that organized the informational meeting in 1998. In 2008 we built our fourth house on Grape Street, in 2011 and 2014 our fifth and sixth homes on Jay Street. We break ground for our seventh house in the JOSANA neighborhood in June, 2017.
Perinton Congregations Habitat for Flower City Habitat for Humanity plans to continue the cycle of raising money and recruiting volunteers to build homes for Flower City Habitat every three years.