Ethel T. Chamberlain House

Syracuse, New York
Date Completed
March 2019

Ethel T. Chamberlain represents a joint effort between Housing Visions and the Salvation Army, Syracuse Area Services, to relocate Salvation Army’s existing Women’s Shelter and provide much needed permanent supportive housing units. The goal was to bring together the shelter component and the permanent supportive housing component under one roof.

The building at 664 W. Onondaga Street is a historic four-story, roughly 26,000-square-foot former apartment building. A substantial gut rehabilitation will effectively result in a “new construction” building inside the shell of a structurally sound, architecturally significant exterior.

The first floor will house the relocated shelter consisting of 15 beds with communal living, dining, and bathroom facilities. There will be offices for onsite case and resident management. The upper three floors will house a total of 16 permanent supportive housing units as well as communal living space, additional case, and resident management offices, a laundry facility, and storage.