The Block Blitz is an annual community event that brings together homeowners and volunteers to help repair, landscape, and paint up to 50 homes in a single day, rain or shine, in a city of Syracuse neighborhood at no cost to residents. Block Blitz aims to resolve exterior safety issues; improve neighborhood aesthetics; encourage homeowner investment; and strengthen neighborhood networks. Each year, Home HeadQuarters, along with more than 300 volunteers from area businesses, schools, churches, local government and more, paint fences, rebuild porches, plant trees, seal driveways, fix steps, plant flowers, remove brush and much more, all in the name of supporting our community and our affordable housing and lending efforts.

Thank YOU 2019 Block Blitz Volunteers, Sponsors, Supporters, Homeowners, Contractors, Restaurants, City of Syracuse, HHQ Board of Directors and EVERYONE!

Whew! What a day! Nearly 350 volunteers, more than 100 of which were area students, came out and made an impact on 60 properties on Syracuse’s Westside, including beautiful Leavenworth Park. No rain, countless new and repaired steps, lots of driveway sealing and one very nifty sidewalk mural made for a great day. Over the last twelve years, Block Blitz events have improved more than 650 city of Syracuse properties. See you next year!

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Thank You to our 2019 Sponsors!


A&M Electric | Bellavia Construction | Built-It Reliable | Jan Caster | CNY Fair Housing | Costco | Dillenburgh Brothers Tree Services | Edwards Home Improvement | Greg May | Innovation Tech High School | JK General Contracting | Bill LeBeau | Lostumbo Paving | Middle Ages Brewing Co. | Onondaga Builders | Onondaga Community College | Plus Sign + Graphics | Madison Quinn | Raimondo Bros., Inc. | Gladys Smith | TKTD General Contractors | Wainwright Photo | Paula Worrell



Whether you are a local business, skilled contractor, community organization or community member, we want you to join us!



Corporate sponsorship is critical so that we can purchase the materials and supplies necessary to meet our goal of improving 50 homes in just one day. The Annual Block Blitz is also a fundraiser to support Home HeadQuarters' programs and services. For Sponsorship Levels and more information, please contact Mary Jo or Karen at (315) 474-1939 or info@homehq.org.

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In-kind contributions of skilled labor and materials such as paint, driveway sealer, mulch and plants as well as food & beverages for our more than 300 volunteers provide invaluable resources that allow us to provide quality home improvements and keep our volunteers happy.



Come help us paint, landscape, and renovate and bring your co-workers or employees! Block Blitz is a great team building experience and we welcome groups!  To sponsor a group of volunteers or to sign up, please contact Mary Jo or Karen at (315) 474-1939 or info@homehq.org.

Volunteer Waiver

Volunteer FAQ


2019 Westside/Park Ave Neighborhood: Leavenworth Park, Park Avenue and Wilkinson Street | 60 Properties

2018 Elmwood Park: Glenwood Ave., Hillview Ave., Elmwood Ave and historic Elmwood Park | 49 Properties

2017   Borden Ave, Beard Ave, and Landon Ave, on Syracuse's Southside | 42 Properties

2015   Washington Square, Lemoyne Ave, Bear St, Carbon St, Park St, Lacy Pl in the Washington Square Park Neighborhood | 43 Properties

2014   Culbert St. & Delong Ave, Danforth-Pond-Butternut Neighborhood | 37 Properties

2013   Elm St. and Hawley Ave in Hawley-Green on the City’s Northside | 25 Properties

2012   McLennan St. in Kings Park Landing and Marcellus St. and Marguerite St. in the Near Westside  | 47 Properties

2011   Grand St. & Heofler St. in Skunk City, Gifford St. & Otisco St. in Near Westside, Orchard St. in Auburn & W. Manlius in East Syracuse | 57 Properties

2010   Ontario St. and Otisco St. in the Near Westside, Landon Ave. & Kennedy St. on the Southside & Orchard St. in Auburn | 54 Properties

2009   N. Townsend St. in Prospect Hill & Otisco St. in the Near Westside | 19 Properties