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Bringing Stability to Renters in Syracuse: Reducing Evictions

Bringing Stability to Renters in Syracuse: Reducing Evictions

This post is the second in a series of three about the Innovation Team’s housing stability initiatives. To read the first post, go here.

A little over a year ago, we asked for your input on what our next priority area should be. After six weeks of public engagement, nearly 900 votes from residents, and input from the Common Council, the Mayor chose Housing Stability as our next challenge to tackle. Last month, the City of Syracuse launched 11 new housing stability initiatives to improve housing and reduce transiency for our residents…

Bringing Stability to Renters in Syracuse: Improving Housing Quality

Bringing Stability to Renters in Syracuse: Improving Housing Quality

This post is the first in a series of three about the Innovation Team’s housing stability initiatives.

A little over a year ago, we asked for your input on what our next priority area should be. After six weeks of public engagement, nearly 900 votes from residents, and input from the Common Council, the Mayor chose Housing Stability as our next challenge to tackle. Last month, the City of Syracuse launched 11 new housing stability initiatives to improve housing and reduce transiency for our residents…

Who is the i-team? Our interns' perspectives

Who is the i-team? Our interns' perspectives

As you open the door to the Syracuse Innovation Office, your eyes catch the brightly painted walls, a sitting area with literature on cities and data science, the chalkboard wall covered in names and drawings. To your right is a conference room, decorated wall to wall in gigantic white post its; layered in smaller multicolored ones. Each note contains a problem, solution, or idea. In the final room sits the team of dedicated city innovators, busy working on improving economic opportunity in Syracuse.

A Love (Post-it) Note to Qualitative Data

A Love (Post-it) Note to Qualitative Data

In February, Samantha, Adria and I traded in our Syracuse winter coats for Long Beach sunglasses. We touched down in Long Beach, California and geared up for a three-day workshop on designing human-centered solutions to complex social challenges, like economic opportunity.