Scattered Site/Ithaca City Apartments

Over the past 30 years, INHS has acquired or constructed 98 units within the City of Ithaca.

Project details

Over the past 30 years, INHS has acquired or constructed 98 units within the City of Ithaca (aka the “INHS Scattered Site Portfolio”). The properties are located in the Southside, West Hill and Northside Neighborhoods.  All of the buildings are over 20 years old and the majority were constructed over 100 years ago.  The entire portfolio is located in close proximity to services, employment, public transportation and downtown amenities.

Approximately 80% of the families living in these apartments earn less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI). While this housing serves those most in need it also is home to 17 more moderate-income families. 

In 2018, renovations were complete on the 98 units. A consequence of maintaining low rents and keeping the Portfolio affordable is that there is often not enough money to do the repairs that are needed.  Over the years, as the Scattered Site portfolio has grown and the structures have aged, the buildings have become difficult to manage. In many cases only the most pressing maintenance needs are addressed while the more critical large capital expenditures like roofs, siding and energy efficiency upgrades delayed.

Project stats


Southside, West Hill, and Northside Neighborhoods in Ithaca, NY

Renovation Completion Date

December 2018


98 units in 31 buildings; 98,926 sq ft

Renovations in 2018

Roofs, heating systems, siding, flooring, kitchens, baths, landscaping, energy efficiency upgrades, and more


Adaptive Reuse & Preservation



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