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  • Department of Neighborhood 
    and Business Development
    NBD Introduction Photos
    Stephanie Pasquale, Commissioner
    City Hall Commons, 6th Floor
    201 E. Washington St. – Syracuse, NY 13202
    (315) 448-8100

    Honora Spillane, Deputy Commissioner
    Division of Business Development
    City Hall Commons, 7th Floor
    201 E. Washington St. – Syracuse, NY 13202
    (315) 473-3275
    Full NBD Staff Directory  
  • The Department of Neighborhood and Business Development works to preserve and enhance Syracuse neighborhoods and commercial centers by administering federal, state and local funding programs, engaging with and providing support to encourage residential development and economic growth and leveraging resources to create thriving neighborhoods, communities and business districts throughout the city of Syracuse.

    Department News
    Year 44 Block Grant RFPs
    The Department of Neighborhood and Business Development welcomes you to apply to our Year 44 Block Grant funding period. Please refer to the following links to find a copy of all applications available. For any questions or concerns please contact our office at (315) 448-8100.
    HOME/CHDO Application Documents
    ESG Supplemental Funding Application 

    HUD has awarded additional funds to certain communities who lost significant amounts of CoC funding.  The City of Syracuse ESG program has been awarded additional money from this funding on a one time only basis.  All applications are due no later than 2:00 on October 16, 2017.

    ESG Supplemental Funding Application 

    Draft Year 42 (2016-2017) CAPER
    Comments on the Year 42 (2016-2017) Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) will be accepted until September 6th, 2017. A public meeting was held on Wednesday, August 9th, 2017 at 4 p.m. in the Atrium, City Hall Commons, 201 E. Washington Street, Syracuse, NY 13202. At this meeting, NBD will report on its performance for Year 42 (2016-2017) and hear comments and recommendations from citizens and stakeholders pertaining to the expenditure of funds for programs serving eligible populations in the City’s Revitalization areas. Click here to download a copy of the public document.

    HUD Continuum of Care Homeless Assistance Program Competition and Bonus Funding Opportunity
    The HUD Continuum of Care (CoC) Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) was released on July 14, 2017. The available HUD renewal funds for our community this funding cycle are $8,590,511 which will allow for $653,666 in new funding for permanent supportive housing (PSH) for Chronically Homeless Individuals and Families, and rapid rehousing (RRH) for Individuals and Families, and Joint Transitional Housing and Rapid Rehousing (TH-RRH). More information can be found here.

    Affordable Housing Study Report (2016)
    The Department of Neighborhood and Business Development completed an Affordable Housing report, illustrating where and how many affordable housing units are in the City of Syracuse. For a copy of the document, click here.

    Third Annual Action Plan (2017-18)
    The Third Annual Action plan, which documents the City’s plans for the Community Development Block Grant, Emergency Shelter Grant, and HOME Investment Partnership Program entitlement programs, was released January 18, 2017 for a 30-day comment period, which ended February 18, 2017. Two open forums were held in February, NBD held a Public Meeting on February 8, and the Common Council held a Public Hearing on February 22.
    Click here to view the FINAL Action Plan 2017-18 

    Five Year Consolidated Action Plan (2015-2019)
    The final draft of the Consolidated Action Plan describes the Department’s performance goals and strategy for meeting them for the next five years.
    To view an electronic version of the Consolidated Plan CLICK HERE
    The 30 day COMMENT PERIOD began on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 and ended on Wednesday, March 25, 2015.  All comments submitted within these dates have been included within the Plan. 
    Other Documentation:
     Located in Maps, Plans, and Data
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