WHAT WE'RE WORKING ON RIGHT NOW

UTICA HOUSING STUDY

City of Utica, NY

WHAT ARE THE HOUSING ISSUES FACING A SMALL CITY AND HOW MIGHT THEY BE ADDRESSED?

SUMMARY

Utica is a city of roughly 60,000 in the central part of New York State, situated partway between Syracuse and Albany. The city, like most of the industrial Great Lakes region, has had its share of economic struggles in recent decades but has begun to grow in population largely due to refugee resettlement. As Utica prepares for its next act, it hopes to facilitate new housing development and rebalance its housing market in support of community goals. The assessment, including strategic recommendations, was completed in June of 2022.


Engaging the Utica community in the conversation


The project's Online Open House provided an opportunity for the public to learn about key housing issues, and to provide input on questions of strategy and prioritization that face Utica and many cities with a similar background.


Input from the Open House was used to inform the development of policy guidance and strategies.



Visit uticahousingstudy.org to learn more about the project

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