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Home HeadQuarters works to stabilize and revitalize transitional neighborhoods in the City of Syracuse and Central New York by substantially rehabilitating neglected properties, constructing new, energy-efficient homes, working to incorporate "benevolent development" into commercial and neighborhood planning efforts and removing vacant, derelict housing stock.

Since 1996, Home HeadQuarters has redeveloped more than 825 properties.


Homeowners are a stabilizing force in our neighborhoods and HHQs' rehab activities aim to create safe, affordable housing that meets homebuyers needs. Whether we are renovating multiple properties in a single neighborhood, fixing up the one vacant house on an otherwise stable street, or building a new, energy-efficient home, HHQ's property development efforts help transform neighborhoods.

REHABS: COMING SOON - Southside Rising: Roots | Investment | Equity

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Don't wait for these Homes to be listed, secure your dream of homeownership today!

Homes listed on this page are undergoing renovations, but will be completed soon. These properties are in high demand neighborhoods and are available for sale while renovations are being finished. Income Restrictions Apply

Contact Mary Jo Richer at
(315) 474-1939 or info@homehq.org to learn more!


COMING SOON: Dearborn Place

1,966 SQ. FT.
4 Bedrooms | 1.5 Bathrooms

Newly Renovated Home with Old-World Charm

Nestled between Onondaga and Kirk parks, this home provides plenty of living space and lots of sought after updates, including a fully-renovated kitchen and new bathrooms. The home also features a new Energy-Star furnace, new water heater and plumbing updates, as well as updated electrical work and new light fixtures. The exterior walls are newly insulated, and new Eco-shield windows and Masonite doors have been installed. Great curb appeal is highlighted with a new driveway and siding repairs keeping with the original look of the home. In addition to nearby parks, you'll also be a short walk to the grocery store! This is a great neighborhood to buy into while homes are still available!

Renovations will be completed soon and we don't expect this home to last long!!!

COMING SOON: Girard Avenue

1,184 SQ. FT.
2 Bedrooms | 1 Bathroom

Charming Home on Quiet Street

One look is all it will take to fall in love with this gem of a house in the Valley section of Syracuse. You'll enjoy a newly renovated kitchen and bathroom, refinished hardwood floors, a covered front porch for relaxing, a garage and lots of other updates including electric, plumbing and HVAC systems. Walking through your new neighborhood, you'll find yourself close to several schools, including Southside Academy and Van Duyn Elementary, with its parks and sprawling fields. This house is just waiting for you to call it home!

Renovations will be complete in the next several weeks! Don't wait!

COMING SOON: Landon Avenue

1,715 SQFT
4 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

Fully-Rehabbed Home

They don't make homes like this one anymore, and finding one on the market with this many updates is rare, so don't wait! This home features a brand new renovated kitchen, renovated bathrooms, a new roof, updated plumbing and electrical, refinished hardwood floors, and new paint throughout. Nearby amenities include Beauchamp Branch Library, Kirk Park and easy access to I-81! Be part of the revitalization happening in the Southside and make an investment in your future!

Get a jump start on other buyers and call before the house even goes on the market!!


COMING SOON: Elmwood Avenue

1,248 SQ. FT.
3 Bedrooms | 1.5 Bathrooms

Elmwood Park in Your Backyard

Elmwood Park is one of Syracuse's secret gems and you'll feel like it's part of your backyard in this beautifully restored home! With a new kitchen, new bathrooms, new roof, new windows, updated plumbing and electrical, refinished hardwood floors, and new paint throughout, this home will be completely move-in ready. Sitting at the crossroads of Onondaga Hill, Strathmore, and the Valley, you'll be in close proximity to Onondaga Community College and plenty of other amenities.

This one won't last, call today!

COMING SOON: West Borden Avenue

2,054 SQ. FT.
4 Bedrooms | 1.5 Bathrooms

Beautiful Home with Lots of Original Details

Arched ceilings, carved newel posts, and lots of original unpainted wood trim throughout make this home the opportunity of a lifetime for someone who values historic details. This home has been completely renovated with a new kitchen, new bathrooms, refinished hardwood floors, new carpet, new HVAC system, plumbing updates, new siding and more! The home has easy access to Kirk Park, Beauchamp Library, and lots of other neighborhood ammenities.

This home won’t last until listing, call today!

COMING SOON: West Newell Street

1,303 SQFT
3 Bedrooms | 1 Bathroom

Cozy Home with Lots of Updates

Located directly across from McKinley-Brighton Elementary School, this home has been fully rehabbed with a new kitchen, new bathroom, new flooring and carpet, new roof, new siding, and HVAC, plumbing and electrical updates! Completely move in ready and waiting for you to enjoy sitting on your new covered front porch enjoying the neighborhood!

Call for more information today before we list it!

COMING SOON: Hall Avenue

1,035 SQ. FT.•
3 Bedrooms | 1.5 Bathrooms

Unique & Updated Old-Style Home

Sitting near the border of the Valley is a unique home with old school charm and a modern twist. Fully-renovated with a new kitchen, new bathrooms, and beautiful hardwood flooring.

Call for more information today before we list it!




Interested in buying a Home HeadQuarters' rehabbed or newly constructed home?

Check out our properties at www.cnyaffordablerealty.org!

Think you can’t find new construction in the City of Syracuse? Think again.These quality new homes are built to last and offer eligible buyers years of affordable, low maintenance home ownership. They feature 3-4 bedrooms, modern kitchens and 1.5 – 2 brand new baths, hardwood floors, energy efficient furnaces and hot water heaters and much more. Constructing safe, affordable new homes for low- to moderate-income families is a critical component of our targeted revitalization plans.

Home HeadQuarters rehabilitation of Syracuse area properties takes many forms, from deep-subsidy, substantial rehab for homes that require everything to some paint and repair for newer homes that may just need updating. Once HHQ takes title to a property, it immediately gets back on the tax rolls, is stabilized so no further damage occurs and is included in regular lawn and snow maintenance schedules. Sometimes, Home HeadQuarters will need to hold a property until a clear plan is established and/or enough funding is allocated for the needed repairs.



While most people know Home HeadQuarters for its residential rehab work and promotion of homeownership, HHQ is now the lead developer of several mixed-use projects in coordination with the City of Syracuse, CenterState CEO, the Allyn Foundation and Pathfinder Bank. Collectively known as Benevolent Development, this strategy aims to provide opportunities for budding entrepreneurs being cultivated through various workforce development efforts. These projects are strategically selected to also revitalize neglected commercial buildings and corridors with the goal of jump starting the private market and encourage private investment to build off these efforts.

DeJulios (664-66 Burnet Ave.) –  Home HeadQuarters is working with the owners of Laci’s Tapas Bar to re-purpose this iconic mainstay on Syracuse’s northside transforming it from an Army/Navy surplus store into an industrial kitchen for both existing caterers and food truck operators with a retail component that will provide samples of their products for the public.  The kitchen will provide a place for budding entrepreneurs in the food preparation industry to get their start in the business before branching out on their own at more permanent locations throughout Central New York.  The remaining portion of the 13,000+ square foot building will be used to assemble and package the products for shipping and distribution.  Due to the amount of renovation required, HHQ anticipates opening in the summer of 2019.

Dublin Arms (429 Ulster Street) – Located in the heart of Tipperary Hill, HHQ is breathing new life into this underutilized and often vacant mixed-use structure.  By renovating the four apartments upstairs and creating “vanilla shells” for three small businesses downstairs, this project again will provide opportunities for entrepreneurs to start and expand their businesses while providing needed services to the surrounding neighborhoods.   HHQ is working with the owners of a local coffee and sandwich shop as one of those commercial tenants who plan to transform the exterior into a green sitting area weaving it in nicely with the pedestrian oriented neighborhood.  Construction has already started, with one commercial tenant already open and the rest with staggered opening dates through the spring of 2019.

Brown-Lipe Building (1022 W. Fayette Street) – This building played a huge part in Syracuse’s manufacturing history being the site where dozens of patents were originated from (City Hardware has a great history of the inventions that came out of this building.).  However, the past few decades have seen the building vacant and underutilized even as thousands of cars drive by it every day.  HHQ took title to this building in 2017 and is working with a local group to renovate the building into three residential units upstairs and a taqueria downstairs.  Residential units are almost complete and the local restaurant owner plans to open in late spring 2019.


B & B Lounge (340 South Avenue) – The old B & B Lounge provided the surrounding neighborhood with a place to stop in for a drink with friends for many years.  But as the owners looked to retire they wanted to leave more than memories behind and allow this iconic building to provide entrepreneurial opportunities for the next generation.  So when HHQ acquired the bar and the 8-unit apartment building on the same property in 2017, it engaged the services of Jamaican-born, Harvard educated and Syracuse University Assistant Professor Sekou Cooke, to lead the redevelopment of this property and to write its’ next chapter.  Look for work to commence on this property in early 2019.