Authors

Sean P. Burke

Document Type

Other

Publication Date

Spring 2009

Abstract

Huntington Family Centers Inc., is a nonprofit social service agency located in the near-Westside of the City of Syracuse, N.Y. The agency currently employs 75 people and offers 25 programs, ranging in focus from preschool to services for senior citizens. It has developed a business plan with the goal of increasing program services by 35% over the next two years. However, as new programs are considered, it will be forced to rent space due to the lack of functional space at its primary are considered, it will be forced to rent space due to the lack of functional space at its primary location. Ideally, Huntington Family Centers would prefer to deliver all of its services at its primary location, where the organization can better serve the needs for the near-West side community. HFC has identified four mutually exclusive options, which address these concerns. A cost-effective analysis was conducted to identify the option with the highest cost-effective ratio. As a result, renovating the vacant Adele Nelson Building and restructuring the floor plan proved to be the most cost-effective option.

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