Local Entities Celebrate National Weatherization Day, Rehabilitation of Distressed Housing Properties in the City of Syracuse

Local Entities Celebrate National Weatherization Day, Rehabilitation of Distressed Housing Properties in the City of Syracuse

Event Time and Location: 30 October 2023, 2:00 PM. The ROXY Apartments, 723 West Onondaga Street, Syracuse, NY 13204.
Event Contact: Todd Goehle, PEACE, Inc. Vice President of Operations and Strategy. Todd.Goehle@peace-caa.org, 315-634-3704.

People’s Equal Action and Community Effort, Inc. (PEACE, Inc.), Springtide Housing LLC, Housing Management Resources (HMR), and the New York State Department of Housing and Community Renewal (HCR) will host a press conference on 30 October 2023, 2:00 PM, at The ROXY Apartments, 723 West Onondaga Avenue, Syracuse, NY 13204.

The event will celebrate National Weatherization Day. The day highlights the impact of the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) and those local agencies such as PEACE, Inc. and its Department of Energy and Housing Services that help low- to moderate-income residents improve the health and safety of their homes. Such energy-saving services also help reduce costs for property- and homeowners.

Additionally, the event will celebrate those local affordable apartment complexes that have been recently acquired by Springtide Housing LLC, maintained by HMR, and rehabilitated through HCR’s Weatherization Preservation Plus Program (WAP P+). The work at the ROXY represents the completion of a P+ grant of $1,250,000 to improve 6 formerly distressed properties in high-need, Syracuse neighborhoods. This event also marks the release of an additional $1,070,000 in P+ funds to improve 5 more distressed properties.

At 2 PM, short remarks will be offered by representatives from PEACE, Inc., Springtide Housing LLC, HMR, and HCR. Immediately following, light refreshment and tours of the ongoing work at the ROXY will be provided.

About PEACE, Inc.
Incorporated in 1968, PEACE, Inc. is a federal designated Community Action Agency (CAA) that annually serves more than 8500 clients in Syracuse, Onondaga County, and portions of Oswego County. With a mission to “help people in the community realize their potential for becoming self-sufficient,” PEACE, Inc. provides 9 antipoverty programs: AmeriCorps Seniors Foster Grandparent Program, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Department of Energy and Housing Services (DEHS), Family Services, the Frank DeFrancisco Eastwood Community Center, Free Tax Prep, Head Start/Early Head Start, Senior Nutrition, and Senior Support Services. Since 1971, DEHS has offered a variety of home modifications for low-income Central New Yorkers to decrease their heating/cooling costs and address health/safety issues in their homes through energy-efficiency measures.

About SpringTide Housing LLC
SpringTide Housing LLC was formed in 2022 for the purpose of fostering the long-term preservation of our nation’s affordable rental housing stock. SpringTide serves this purpose by sponsoring and executing the acquisition and redevelopment of existing, government-assisted multifamily properties to ensure these properties remain stable and affordable for generations of residents to come.

We invest and develop with a long-term view. We harbor no aspirations to be the biggest affordable housing developer by conventional measures. Instead, we aim to fulfill our potential to affect positive change in the lives of our residents and communities in which we work.

PEACE, Inc. celebrates the Grand Opening of its new Energy and Housing Services Building

PEACE, Inc. celebrates the Grand Opening of its new Energy and Housing Services Building

September 15 marked a wonderful day for PEACE, Inc., as the agency celebrated the Grand Opening of its new Energy and Housing Services Building on Erie Blvd West. Current and past agency administrators, Board of Directors Members, and staff -as well members of the community at large- celebrated the new facility, toured its offices, and saw a insulation demonstration. Weatherizing more than 9000 housing units in the last 10 years alone, the agency is proud of Director Sally Ward, her team, and the program’s legacy of energy and cost-savings for Central New Yorkers. Congratulations to all involved! #PEACEIncSyr #Weatherization

To learn more about the program and if you and your home might be eligible for the program’s services, visit our website at https://www.peace-caa.org/programs/energyhousing/.

The program also continues to offer a first-come, first serve aging-in-place, Senior Home Modification Service as well. For more info, visit https://www.peace-caa.org/press-release-peace-inc-receives-100000-grant-for-aging-in-place-senior-home-modification-program/.

Department of Energy and Housing

Department of Energy and Housing

We are proud to see our Department of Energy and Housing Services hard at work!

This is a photo of our crew member working inside an in apartment building; installing attic insulation brings many benefits to our clients, such as maximizing energy efficiency, decreasing energy bills, making the building more comfortable, and contributing to a cleaner environment.

For over 25 years, we have provided New York State’s Weatherization Assistance Program in Onondaga County. This program grants income-eligible homeowners and renters access to quality energy conservation measures.

Services include, but are not limited to:

  • Sealing of cracks and holes to reduce heat loss
  • Insulation of attics and walls
  • Heating system repairs or replacement
  • Providing efficient lighting and refrigeration
  • Window and outside door repair or replacement
  • Minor repairs which are needed to ensure maximum efficiency of the weatherization services performed; and
  • Mitigation of energy-related health and safety issues

For more information, visit: www.peace-caa.org/energyhousing or call at (315) 470-3315.

Stay tuned for more updates on our successful initiative!