HeadQuarters offers financial assistance to eligible property owners for home improvements and repairs

The City of Syracuse, Le Moyne College and Home HeadQuarters will host a Neighborhood Pride Open House on Saturday, April 23 for residents of the Salt Springs and Le Moyne area neighborhoods. The three hour drop-in session will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Soule Library, 101 Springfield Road, Syracuse.

Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh, Le Moyne College President Linda LeMura and other senior leaders of the city and college, as well as representatives of Home HeadQuarters and the Town of DeWitt, are scheduled to visit the open house.

The open house will provide information on the recently completed Le Moyne Area Neighborhood Development Strategy (LANDS) planning process which looked at housing, quality of life, infrastructure, transportation, municipal services and economic development. The east side neighborhood is home to approximately 3,800 residents bounded by Erie Boulevard East to the north and east, East Genesee Street to the south, and Salt Springs Road and Seeley Road to the west.  The LANDS study, conducted by the City, Le Moyne College and the Town of DeWitt, identifies strong neighborhood pride in the area and high interest in greater interaction among neighbors. It makes recommendations to improve physical infrastructure, enhance services and create more neighborhood engagement.

Grants and low-interest financing for home improvements and repairs

At the open house, Home HeadQuarters will have applications and staff on hand to answer questions on available home improvement and repair programs to eligible property owners in the Salt Springs and Le Moyne area neighborhoods. In a housing conditions survey completed as part of the LANDS study, many renters and owners in the area indicated that the homes they reside in need improvements and many listed multiple types of home improvements they need or desire.

CARE Center to provide resources and information for seniors

Le Moyne College’s Center for Aging Resources and Enrichment (CARE) will also have information on spiritual, mental, financial and physical health resources for senior citizens and for individuals and organizations that provide care and support to seniors. Learn more about the CARE Center at https://www.careatlemoyne.com/.

Refreshments, including ice cream donated by Le Moyne College, will be available. For more information about the open house, call the City Planning office at (315)448-8160.

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