housing http://wrvo.org en New federal program seeks to provide homeless families with longer lasting housing solutions http://wrvo.org/post/new-federal-program-seeks-provide-homeless-families-longer-lasting-housing-solutions <p>Syracuse has the second highest number of homeless children in New York state outside of New York City, according to recent statistics. There are 957 homeless children in the city of Syracuse, 1,401 in all in Onondaga County. Now one organization that deals with that population is hoping a new program will help ease that number.</p><p>This is the time of year things start getting busy at local homeless shelters. &nbsp;</p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 13:29:32 +0000 Ellen Abbott 58116 at http://wrvo.org Drum soldiers' housing allowance up, but rents still expected to stabilize http://wrvo.org/post/drum-soldiers-housing-allowance-rents-still-expected-stabilize <p></p><p>The growth of Fort Drum and its fluctuating soldier population have always complicated the housing market around Watertown. But the Army post throws another factor into the mix: soldier’s housing allowances. They just went up.</p><p></p> Fri, 03 Jan 2014 03:02:21 +0000 Joanna Richards 49403 at http://wrvo.org Drum soldiers' housing allowance up, but rents still expected to stabilize Passive house takes on upstate winter http://wrvo.org/post/passive-house-takes-upstate-winter <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p></p><p>Think of a large thermos, large enough to put a family in. That’s a passive house. Passive houses are buildings that rely on their construction, insulation, and the environment to heat them in winter and cool them in summer.</p> Sat, 07 Dec 2013 13:34:00 +0000 Kate O'Connell 48176 at http://wrvo.org Passive house takes on upstate winter Renovations give Syracuse more affordable housing options http://wrvo.org/post/renovations-give-syracuse-more-affordable-housing-options <p></p> Wed, 30 Oct 2013 12:49:34 +0000 Ellen Abbott 46351 at http://wrvo.org Renovations give Syracuse more affordable housing options Proposed law would give police new tool to deal with 'disorderly houses' http://wrvo.org/post/proposed-law-would-give-police-new-tool-deal-disorderly-houses <p> Syracuse lawmakers are trying to work out concerns over a proposed law that would allow police to crack down on problem houses in city neighborhoods.<br /><br />It's a case where constitutional rights collide with neighborhood concerns. Councilor Khalid Bey wants to use a 100-year-old law, which was once used to crack down on brothels, as a way to rid neighborhoods of houses that have become hangouts for drug dealers and other criminals.<br /> Tue, 29 Oct 2013 20:06:11 +0000 Ellen Abbott 46352 at http://wrvo.org Proposed law would give police new tool to deal with 'disorderly houses' Homeowners push for student zoning to fight rental properties http://wrvo.org/post/homeowners-push-student-zoning-fight-rental-properties <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Southeast University Neighborhood Association has been fighting back against an invasion for decades.</span> Mon, 22 Apr 2013 10:29:00 +0000 Ryan Delaney 36480 at http://wrvo.org Homeowners push for student zoning to fight rental properties Watertown City Council tries to ban roommates – but planning officials say measure is unenforceable http://wrvo.org/post/watertown-city-council-tries-ban-roommates-planning-officials-say-measure-unenforceable <p>The Watertown City Council has received a lot of pushback and even ridicule in the media recently for passing what's being referred to as a “roommate ban.” Last month, in response to a neighbor dispute, the City Council removed language from the zoning code that allowed the renting out of rooms in single-family homes. But city planning officials say the regulatory change is completely unenforceable.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in"> Fri, 08 Mar 2013 07:51:00 +0000 Joanna Richards 34433 at http://wrvo.org Watertown City Council tries to ban roommates – but planning officials say measure is unenforceable North Country housing market tight as Fort Drum deployments smaller, shorter http://wrvo.org/post/north-country-housing-market-tight-fort-drum-deployments-smaller-shorter <p style="margin-bottom: 0in">Nearly all of Fort Drum's soldiers are at the post right now, not on deployments – and that's a first for the region since the installation's expansion in 2001. That has tightened the region's housing market, for soldiers, who have fewer choices, and for civilians, who don't receive housing assistance like soldiers do and are looking for affordable housing. &nbsp;</p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in"> Wed, 02 Jan 2013 14:21:24 +0000 Joanna Richards 31300 at http://wrvo.org Consumer confidence down in New York last month http://wrvo.org/post/consumer-confidence-down-new-york-last-month <p>High gas prices, poor home buying, and low job reports sent consumer confidence down in New York last month.</p><p> Thu, 03 May 2012 20:41:55 +0000 Ryan Delaney 18672 at http://wrvo.org