Rehabilitation Program was a Utica Prosperity Initiative Phase I Project
Earlier this year, Utica Mayor Robert Palmieri announced the Utica Prosperity Initiative, a
framework for the city to achieve substantive and sustainable impact by utilizing resources to address the needs of the community. As part of the initiative, the city solicited public input to determine the community’s top priorities, projects and programs.
In June, the city unveiled the Utica Prosperity Initiative’s Phase I projects, one of which was the creation of a residential rehabilitation program to help residents repair and improve their homes. Mayor Palmieri, in partnership with the HomeOwnershipCenter, today announced the implementation of the residential rehabilitation program. The $2 million investment will cover up to $25,000 of eligible exterior housing rehabilitation costs for landlords and homeowners who live in financially distressed districts and were impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
More information about the program, including eligibility and to sign up for notification of
application availability, can be found at the HomeOwnershipCenter’s website http://unhs.org, or call 315-724-4197.
The city will be unveiling the Utica Prosperity Initiative’s Phase II projects later this week.
Mayor Palmieri stated, “Residential rehabilitation is vital to community development and has ancillary benefits. When a resident improves the condition of their home, it improve the entire block and neighborhood. We want to do everything possible to encourage home improvements, and I commend the HomeOwnershipCenter for helping to develop this important program.”
HomeOwnershipCenter CEO Danielle Smith stated, “The HomeOwnershipCenter is happy to be partnering with the City of Utica on this program. We recognize that many people have had to make the decision to delay repairs and maintenance on their properties over the last year and a half. This program will ensure that homeowners and landlords in the city of Utica that were most adversely impacted by