We foster community revitalization in the City of Syracuse and around New York State.

Empire Housing and Development possesses a proven track record as both a developer and a consultant.

This experience is valuable to other not-for-profits, private developers, builders and communities that have critical needs but do not have either the available staff or the expertise necessary to complete a particular project. Depending on the project, Empire is capable of providing consulting services or addressing specific development needs.

Purchase Rehab Program

We’ve secured funding to provide grants to income-eligible homebuyers, assisting them in the rehabilitation of single and two-family houses.

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We’ve completed many new construction and vacant housing rehab projects.

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We’ve collected resources to help with your upcoming project.

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Contact us

Due to the Corona virus and the importance of social distancing, Empire Housing will limit face-to face communication with clients until further notice. Although our office won’t be open for visitors, we will continue to conduct business by telephone and email.

Phone: 315.425.7775

Kimberly Berger: kimberlywithempire@gmail.com

Bill DeMarle: billdemarle@gmail.com

Bob Sekowski: bsekowski@centralny.twcbc.com