Empire Housing and Development Corporation rehabilitates vacant, distressed properties with the intent of selling them to income-eligible owner occupants. By securing private, state and federal funds, projects are designed to ensure affordability for the homebuyer. Many projects are the results of partnerships between Empire and neighborhood associations, which identify properties to be transformed from eyesores opportunities. Rehabilitated properties are made affordable with the help of subsidies from the Syracuse Department of Neighborhood and Business Development (NBD) and closing cost assistance from Home Headquarters.
Empire has partnered with a number of local neighborhood organizations in Syracuse to identify and rehabilitate vacant houses. These groups include the Tipperary Hill Steering Committee, University Neighborhood Preservation Association (UNPA), Syracuse United Neighbors (SUN), Southside Homeowners and others. These projects are improving the general conditions of the neighborhoods and the quality of the city while assisting first time homebuyers accomplish their goals.
See some of our projects featured below (Click icon on bottom right to view fullscreen.)