THG Blog

Our Opportunity

It takes me ten minutes to walk from my office to downtown Syracuse. Without much of a detour, I pass dozens of vacant lots and abandoned homes. Tracts of lands like these...

And beautiful has-been homes and apartments like these...

In fact, you'd be hard pressed to find a street in certain Syracuse neighborhoods where there is not a vacant property or abandoned home. They are Eyesores. Garbage dumps. Cut-thrus. And, opportunities.

What was a trash filled vacant lot just South of downtown is now this:

What was an overgrown forest littered with old tires and used needles in Syracuse's Valley Neighborhood is now this: 

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Here is our next "eyesore"...

Excited to break ground on seven tiny homes on Syracuse's Southwest side.

Excited to break ground on seven tiny homes on Syracuse's Southwest side.

Here is our next "garbage dump"...

A Tiny Home for Good recently acquired this beaut in Syracuse's Westside. The two family home will be rehabbed over the winter and offered to families facing homelessness. 

A Tiny Home for Good recently acquired this beaut in Syracuse's Westside. The two family home will be rehabbed over the winter and offered to families facing homelessness. 

No, A Tiny Home for Good cannot build on every vacant lot or rehab every dilapidated home in our city. But we don't necessarily have to. Something special happens when you invest in a histrionically forgotten property. The properties around it improve too. Chipping paint is scraped and new coats applied. Overgrown trees are cut and pruned. Leaky roofs are replaced. Forgotten neighborhoods are reminded that they exist.

Here is to taking advantage of our opportunities in 2017.   

-Andrew Lunetta, Executive Director