Tag Archives: Syracuse Housing Authority

Garden Variety

Garden of Health provides residents with space to grow produce and engage with community Aldrine Ashong-Katai, known among residents of Toomey Abbott Towers as a man full of ideas, launched into explaining his latest project: an indoor greenhouse on the second floor of the apartment building. His exuberance attracted residents, who repeatedly wandered over to interrupt, wanting to ask about ... Read More »

Housing Authority Shares Plans for I-81 Demo

Bill Simmons, executive director of Syracuse Housing Authority, served as the special guest during a joint meeting of the Syracuse United Neighbors Southside Coalition and Southwest Action Council on Tuesday, May 9. He spoke about SHA’s own comprehensive plan in preparation for future work on the elevated portion of I-81. While the New York State Department of Transportation works to ... Read More »

Common Council to Vote on an Anti-Discrimination Bill This Month

At the Skyline Apartments on James Street last Spring, Laura Kelly gathered bright, multicolored bins and packed up all of her belongings. They are stacked neatly, one atop the other, like building blocks in a game of Tetris, just barely brushing the ceiling. What didn’t fit in the boxes, Laura stuffed into black garbage bags that are shoved underneath her ... Read More »

Call it Your Home

The Syracuse Housing Authority aims to increase homeownership with 50 new homes This upcoming spring, the Syracuse Housing Authority will begin yearlong construction of 50 homes for low-income families on the South Side. The program aims to increase homeownership in the city while also filling its many vacant lots. Read More »