Neighborhood and Business Development (NBD) City of Syracuse Survey

Every five years our department submits a Consolidated Plan to HUD. “The Consolidated Plan is designed to help states and local jurisdictions to assess their affordable housing and community development needs and market conditions, and to make data-driven, place-based investment decisions” (more info can be found here: ).  Our department would like to get the public’s input regarding city-wide housing and neighborhood conditions in order to better inform the plan. Below are the links for two surveys; one is for residents of the city to complete and the other is for service providers who work in the city. This survey will help us understand how best to direct funding to address the most pressing needs of neighborhoods and we therefore appreciate any feedback! 

Resident Survey:

Service Provider Survey:

The deadline for survey submission is August 9th.


The Syracuse Police Department currently has a Body Worn Camera Policy in place.  A copy of the policy can be found HERE

Body worn cameras are small, pager-sized cameras that clip on to an officer’s uniform and record audio and video of the officer’s interactions with the public.The survey can be found HERE

Enter the Public Square

Get to Know Your Government

Join us for a town hall with members of the Syracuse City Administration. Here's an opportunity to learn more about what our city government does for us and how to influence our government to work even better. The event will include an open Q&A so feel free to bring questions.

When: May 13th at 6pm
Where: Betts Branch Library - Onondaga County Public Library System

Panelists will be:
Owen Kerney, Zoning Planner
Julie LaFave, Commissioner of Parks
Ken Towsley, Director of Code Enforcement

Please indicate if you're planning to attend to this event so we know how many to expect.