“Syracuse sees significant and sustained drop in vacant homes”
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) The City of Syracuse is experiencing significant and sustained declines in vacant housing.
Since 2017, the City has seen the number of vacant residential properties drop by 12.3%.
The City’s Department of Neighborhood and Business Development estimates that in 2015, there were 1,886 vacant residential properties in the City.
That number has dropped by nearly 400, representing a total decline in vacant residential structures of nearly 21% during the five year period to date.
(July 18, 2019)Read Article
“Housing Visions formally opens Ethel T. Chamberlain House in Syracuse”
Housing Visions on Friday formally opened the Ethel T. Chamberlain House, an $8.2 million supportive-housing development located at 664 W. Onondaga St. in Syracuse. Ethel T. Chamberlain, which Housing Visions describes as a “long-vacant” apartment building, is a former Greater Syracuse Land Bank property. The 26,000-square-foot building includes a 15-bed shelter for “chronically homeless” women struggling with mental health or substance-abuse issues. The shelter component will include 24 hour on site supportive case-management services.
(Eric Reinhardt, March 4, 2019)Read Article