On Wednesday morning the Syracuse community celebrated the successful renovation of an abandoned home near the Rescue Mission. In a ribbon cutting ceremony at 142 Granger Street, residents, business leaders and volunteers came together to tour the home that now provides an attractive, affordable living environment for three deserving individuals.
The Community Build to End Homelessness as we first told you about in December, is the work of several community groups including The Rescue Mission, The United Way, The Corporate Volunteer Council and Hayner Hoyt Construction. Over the course of the last year these teams and groups of volunteers from 50+ companies worked to demolish and renovate the home.
The build accomplishes many goals including:
- Returning an abandoned property to positive tax rolls for the City of Syracuse
- Providing a safe and affordable living environment for those transitioning through the Rescue Mission’s programs
- Setting a standard for potential future uses of abandoned and dilapidated Land Bank properties
The project is a win-win all the way around and another example of what can be done when the community unites. Congratulations to the team and everyone who offered help or services to bring this home back to life.