Mesa Commons

The MESA Commons complex, built by Liberty Resources in 1995, provides permanent housing to families who are homeless or housing vulnerable.

MESA Commons is comprised of two- and three-bedroom townhouse units. Each tenant has a private entry through a community courtyard. All units have a half-bath upstairs and a full bathroom downstairs. Included in the rent is heat, electricity, hot water, cooking fuel, stove, refrigerator, and garbage collection. All units also include air conditioning, and a washing machine and dryer. All living rooms and bedrooms are cable-ready and have telephone jacks. No security deposit is required at MESA Commons. Leases are required with the period of the lease being month to month.

MESA Commons is a sober and drug-free housing environment, with linkages to treatment and 12-Step meetings. The MESA Commons supportive housing counselor provides limited case management, tenant conflict resolution, and linkages and referrals to Syracuse area services. A variety of services are provided to residents at MESA, including monthly grocery assistance, tenant meetings and on-site counseling.

Eligibility:
  • Applicant/primary tenant must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Applicant must have a documented HIV/AIDS diagnosis
  • The applicant must be homeless or have inadequate housing (case-by-case determination, and depending on meeting other levels of HUD’s definition of homelessness)
  • The applicant’s income must fall below the federal poverty level.
Referrals:

Referrals are routinely accepted from various sources including hospitals, case management agencies, correctional facilities, drug and alcohol treatment centers, and area shelters. Self-referrals are also accepted.

Applicants must provide documentation of their disability and meet the definition of chronic homelessness per HUD guidelines.