The Syracuse Housing Authority is marking its 75th year, reflecting back as one of the oldest and largest per-capita housing agencies in the nation. SHA Executive Director Bill Simmons hopes to use the event to raise money for educational and vocational opportunities that might help end generational poverty for his residents.
WAER's Chris Bolt reports the upcoming "Milestone Gala" will focus on tenants past and present, as well as the changes in public housing.
HISTORY OF THE SHA AND ITS LOCAL RESIDENCES
Some SHA hosing goes back to 1938, just 3 years after the agency was created by the Common Council. Click here for a brief history and tour.
The Syracuse Housing Authority is turning 75...and has a celebration planned for next week. Like many agencies, the S-H-A is trying to do more with less...and WAER's Chris Bolt reports that challenge is exacerbated by a growing diversity of residents and mission.
The Syracuse Housing Authority's 75th Milestone Gala takes place April 4th at the Oncenter. Information is at Syracusehousing.org/75th