Losing a Home Hurts Families and Neighborhoods

May 18, 2018

The numbers are staggering.  On any given day, about 25 Syracuse residents are forced to pack up their belongings and find another place to live.  They’re among the 8,000 to 11,000 renters who are evicted every year in Syracuse.  That’s the highest rate in upstate New York.  Why evictions are so prevalent?  Where can people turn for help? 

WAER’s Scott Willis tries to find out, and how they fit into the larger picture of poverty in Syracuse.