Freedom Commons

450 Burt St., Syracuse, New York 13202

Freedom Commons is a mixed-income development providing emergency, transitional, affordable, and supporting housing to residents of the Syracuse community. The mission of the project is to address broad community needs related to quality, health-supporting affordable housing while providing housing and services for justice-involved individuals and their families in an effort to reduce recidivism and improve public safety. CCA developed this multi-phase housing model in partnership with the Syracuse Housing Authority, and with technical assistance from The Fortune Society.

Participant-centered, comprehensive reentry services provided include education, recovery, employment, civic restoration, housing support, and case management. Program participation is required for Academy residents and available to those living in the permanent Freedom Commons apartments. Additional amenities include a computer lab and learning center, laundry facilities, a community meeting space, and a communal dining area.


Unit (Bd/Ba) Ft2 Rent
One Bedroom (1/1) - $545
Two Bedroom (2/1) - $625
Three Bedroom (3/1) - $740

Freedom Commons Details

  • 54 one, two and three bedroom units.
  • Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC)

Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC)

Since this property has received funding in part through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program, a certain number of units are set aside for lower income households. Households must earn either less than 50% or 60% of the area median income (depending on the set-aside option chosen by the property owner) to qualify for these units. Rents in these units are capped at a maximum of 30% of the set-aside area median income (adjusted for unit size). Some rental units in this property may not be subject to LIHTC and therefore have higher rents and no maximum household income requirement.

Freedom Commons is managed by Syracuse Housing Authority.

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