The city of Syracuse’s Innovation Team has been diligently focused on housing stability as part of their priority area for 2018. The city went through six weeks of public engagement earlier this year that influenced the mayor’s decision for the Innovation Team to focus on housing stability.
Organizers invite you to workshop, brainstorm, share a story, and generate solutions at one of their upcoming meetings. The team is hoping to spread the word about the community ideation sessions and want your feedback.
Samantha Linnett is the Program Coordinator for the Innovation Team Samantha Linnett said they’ve already hosted one meeting and have a few more to go throughout the summer.
“The ideation sessions are a way to start to get some ideas from residents themselves about what they think could help improve some of these issues,” she said. The issues Linnett mentioned include housing quality or costs, among other things. The goal is to come out with a portfolio of ideas that we will start to turn into initiatives.
The Innovation Team is also hosting a Summer Book Club. The book, titled Evicted by author Matthew Desmond is a study on eviction impacts in Milwaukee. For more information on the ideation sessions, the book club, or anything else related to the Innovations Team, visit their website at innovatesyracuse.com .