Home Improvement Grants of Up to $10,000 Available
for North Side Homeowners
January 11, 2006
Homeowners on the City’s North Side can now take advantage of an enhanced Syracuse Neighborhood Initiative Home Improvement Grant and Loan program which provides residents within a targeted area (see eligible street listing) with home repair financing of up to $20,000, with up to $10,000 of which that can be in the form of a grant. The program provides a 50% loan and 50% grant for major home repairs for eligible homeowners. There are no income requirements to participate in the program, but low- to moderate income residents can take advantage of a sliding scale loan payback in addition to the grant. Participants must live in the home, be current on their property taxes and water bills and have homeowners insurance.
The Syracuse Neighborhood Initiative, through the City of Syracuse and Home HeadQuarters, recently worked with neighborhood residents, other community stakeholders and the SNI Phase V North Side Advisory Committee to enhance the North Side program which originally offered residents a home improvement loan with a sliding scale payback, but without the grant component. North Side residents who have already participated in the original program will be eligible for the new grant portion for additional home repairs.
The Syracuse Neighborhood Initiative was created by Congressman James Walsh to help revitalize neighborhoods and spur economic development in Syracuse. Previous phases of the Syracuse Neighborhood Initiative have included purchase and repair grants and home repair financing in the Westcott, Cannon-Newell, S. Salina, Tipperary Hill and Lincoln Hill neighborhoods; creation of the Home Value Protection Plan for city homeowners and new construction on the city’s South and Near North Sides.
North Side Home Improvement Grant and Loan Program Applications are available NOW for interested North Side residents on a first come, first served basis at Home HeadQuarters.
Eligible Properties for the SNI Phase V – North Side Home Improvement Grant and Loan Program:
- South Alvord Street – 400 block
- East Division Street - 300- 600 blocks
- John Street - 100 block
- Ash Street - 200 block-700 block
- Peters Street - 100 block
- Mary Street - 100 block
- Park Street- 700-1000 blocks
- North McBride Street – 900, 1000, 1100 blocks
- Josephine Street - 100 block
- Lodi Street - 1400 block- 1900 block
- Catawba Street – 200–300 blocks
- N. Townsend Street - 800-1100 blocks
- Townsend Place – 100 block
- Gebharrt Street - 100-300 blocks
- Isabella Street - 200 block
For more information and/or program applications, residents should contact: Home HeadQuarters, Inc., 124 E. Jefferson St, Syracuse, NY 13202, (315) 474-1939. Applications and information are also available online at: www.homehq.org.