About Us

Our Mission

Be the catalyst for sustainable positive change in neighborhoods through real estate development and community collaboration.

 

What We Do

Housing Visions develops, constructs, and manages real estate projects that revitalize communities. Specializing in complex financial structures and accessing diverse financing, we have successfully built and rehabilitated hundreds of buildings that include historic properties, adaptive reuse, urban infill, and new construction. Housing Visions serves diverse neighborhoods and residents including affordable workforce housing, special populations such as Veterans, survivors of domestic violence, and people in need of accessible housing.

 

History

Almost 30 years ago, our modest start in revitalizing a neighborhood on the east side of Syracuse, NY, started a journey of discovery and growth. A taskforce of dedicated citizens focused on making a positive change in the Greater East Genesee Street Neighborhood in Syracuse proved to be a catalyst for positive and lasting changes. Shortly thereafter Housing Visions Unlimited, Inc. formally incorporated as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit to improve the quality of housing and quality of life, and to implement its model for revitalizing neighborhoods. Housing Visions Unlimited is a Neighborhood Preservation Company (NPC) and Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO). Other neighborhoods soon took notice of the quality of work and the neighborhood change that was occurring on the east side of Syracuse, NY and thus expansion into other neighborhoods followed. HVU now has over 1,600 units and developments in 16 communities throughout the Northeast

Our Values

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Quality

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Responsibility

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Integrity

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Compassion

Leadership

Ben Lockwood

Ben Lockwood

President & CEO
Rebecca Newman

Rebecca Newman

Executive Vice President & COO
Natasha Stepanok

Natalya Stepanok

Executive Vice President & CFO
Dave Brazell

David Brazell

Vice President, Construction
Diana Jakimoski

Diana Jakimoski

Director, Development
Jennifer Dennis

Jennifer Dennis

Director, Human Resources & Administration
Shanelle McPherson

Shanelle McPherson

Director, Property Management
Michael LaFlair

Michael La Flair

Director, Community & Government Relations
James Quinn

James Quinn

Controller

Want to Learn More?

Interested in learning more about Housing Visions and our impact on communities throughout the Northeast?

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