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An Amazing 2017 for Oswego's Neighborhoods


     In the Summer and Fall of 2017, over 140 Oswego homeowners applied for, and completed, the Renaissance Block Challenge Grants, Pride Grants  and Paint Oswego Grants to begin the revitalization of their neighborhoods.  Fifteen 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, $533,556 was invested in homes and neighborhoods through the program. To date, over $2.0 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, Exelon Generation, Operation Oswego County, the Oswego Lion's Club, Breakwall Asset Management and 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. 


2017 Neighborhood Clusters



2017 Participant homeowners and landlords



invested by property owners in exterior housing and neighborhood projects in 2017



reimbursed to property owners through small matching grants in 2017

Over $1,500,000.00 Invested in Neighborhoods so far!

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