Outstanding Revitalization in Oswego's Neighborhoods in 2021
In the Summer and Fall of 2021, over 180 Oswego homeowners and landlords applied for, and completed, the Renaissance Block Challenge Grants, Renaissance Downtown Challenge Grants, Pride Grants and Paint Oswego Grants to begin the revitalization of their neighborhoods. Twenty separate city blocks participated in the Renaissance Block Challenge. In each neighborhood, residents gathered together 5 (or more) houses to participate, each receiving a matching grant award for the first $1000 in expenses towards exterior home improvements, landscaping, street improvements, and more. Remarkably, $682,636 was invested in homes and neighborhoods through the program. To date, over $4.35 M of private investment has been leveraged into Oswego's Renaissance Block neighborhoods. Want a renaissance in your neighborhood? Find out how here.
This work was funded by the Shineman Foundation, Pathfinder Bank, Novelis Oswego, Community Bank, Oswego County Federal Credit Union, Raby's Ace Home Center, Operation Oswego County, Atom Avery, Galloway Realty, and Oswego Teachers Federal Credit Union, with additional sponsors with administrative support through SUNY Oswego, and in-kind support from Step One Creative. We hope to continue to grow our partnerships!
Below is just a sample of the homes that completed the Renaissance Block Challenge. We are working on additional pages!
Watch these homes change before your eyes.
2021 Neighborhood Clusters
2021 Participant homeowners and landlords
invested by property owners in exterior housing and neighborhood projects in 2021