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.