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.
- 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 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.