Multiple Open Positions, Idora Workday, Homes for Sale, Greening Grant...
YNDC Seeks Candidates for Multiple Positions
Youth Vacant Lot
Greening Grant Available
YNDC is pleased to present a second round of funding for an opportunity meant to help groups involve youth in vacant lot greening projects across the city. This program was funded through the Centers for Disease Control and is being led by the University of Michigan as part of a 5 year, 3 city study of vacant land reuse (now in its second year). Attendance at an application technical assistance session is mandatory for this opportunity. Read More

Homes for Sale
YNDC currently has six revitalized homes available for purchase to owner-occupant buyers.
REVITALIZED and Ready FOR SALE for $40,000.
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Sq. ft.: 1139

Buyer's annual gross household income must be under HUD's 80% AMI limit to purchase this property.
REVITALIZED and Ready FOR SALE for $55,000.
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Sq. ft.: 1328
REVITALIZED and Ready FOR SALE for $60,000.
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Sq. ft.: 988
Under Construction
and available for purchase for $70,000.
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Sq. ft.: 1280
Under Construction
and available for purchase for $70,000.
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 1.5
Sq. ft.: 1831
Under Construction
and available for purchase for $75,000.
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Sq. ft.: 1278
Homes can be purchased by buyers who commit to occupying the property they purchase with bank financing or cash. Please contact YNDC at 330.480.0423 for more information or to get on the waiting list for one of these homes.

If you need help to improve your credit or financial situation to obtain a mortgage loan we recommend you apply for our housing counseling program. Please call Tammi at YNDC at 330.480.0423 for more information or learn more about the program here.

Volunteers Clean Out Three Vacant Homes
On Saturday, February 18, over 100 volunteers helped clean out three vacant homes at two YNDC community workdays at 2723 Volney, 943 Sherwood, and 1128 Ivanhoe. YNDC will rehabilitate these homes. Volunteers removed 110 Cubic yards of debris from the properties. Read More

Bright Idea to
Business Plan Classes
Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation is pleased to present its spring session of small business classes! An application for this course is required—please contact Liberty at YNDC at 330.480.0423, ext. 2, to apply. Classes are on Wednesdays, starting on March 1st through April 5th, 6:00pm - 8:00pm. Read More

BCJI Implementation
Plan Completion

The Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation Implementation Plan (South Side Revitalization Project) has been completed by the project team, consisting of YNDC, Youngstown State University, and the Youngstown Police Department. The planning process analyzed crime data and engaged community members in a target area on the South Side of Youngstown in order to identify research-based strategies to reduce crime and improve neighborhood conditions. Read More

University of Michigan Seeks Surveyor Candidates
University of Michigan is hiring Property and Community Surveyors and a Project Supervisor. All positions will be hired directly by University of Michigan, but the positions will be based at Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation and all work will be within the City of Youngstown. Apply Now!
Be part of making Youngstown’s neighborhoods a great place to live, work, and play! Help us clean up Glenwood Avenue, Saturday, March 18th, 8:30am - 12:30pm, at the Idora Neighborhood Workday! We will be removing overgrowth and debris from vacant lots, cleaning up trash, shoveling sidewalks, and more! Meet at 820 Canfield Road. Add it to your Calendar.

Join Us for a FREE Garden Workshop
Thank you to everyone who came out on Saturday, February 25th! If you weren’t able to make it don’t worry! Join us at Iron Roots Urban Farm for our second garden workshop Tuesday, March 7th, 6:00pm - 8:00pm. All gardeners are welcome, whether you've been gardening for years or plan to start your first garden this spring. FREE garden kits with seeds will be given out to all participants at the end of the workshop, so you'll want to mark this on your calendar! Read More

Homeowner Spotlight
November - February
Congratulations Milagros, Michael, and Kelly! We hope you enjoy your new homes as much as we enjoyed revitalizing them! Read More


Volunteers at
Community Workdays

Properties Brought
Into Compliance

Yards of Debris Removed

New Clients Enrolled in HUD-Approved
Housing Counseling

Upcoming Events:
For more information on these and other upcoming events, please check our events calendar!

Bright Idea to Business Plan, Free Small Business Class - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Youth Greening Application Technical Assistance Session - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Garden Workshop - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Bright Idea to Business Plan, Free Small Business Class - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Bright Idea to Business Plan, Free Small Business Class - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Idora Neighborhood Volunteer Workday - 8:30am - 12:30pm

Bright Idea to Business Plan, Free Small Business Class - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Bright Idea to Business Plan, Free Small Business Class - 6pm - 8pm

Press Coverage:
Over the past month YNDC was referenced 12 times by various news outlets! Click here to view our press coverage.

Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation Provides $1,900 Store Credit to YNDC
The credit was provided to support YNDC community workdays. Many thanks to the Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation!
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Over 500 Seed Packets Donated for Youngstown’s Community Gardens
We want to thank the following seed companies for donating to our program and helping us collect over 500 seed packets that will be distributed to community gardens throughout the city!
Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds
Burpee Seed Company
Holmes Seed Company
Living Seed Company
Southern Exposure
Seed Exchange
Sow True Seed
Victory Seed Company
Read More

Funding Sources:
YNDC is grateful for the generous support from the following organizations:

Core Funders

The Raymond John Wean Foundation

City of Youngstown, Community Development Block Grant

City of Youngstown, HOME Investment Partnership

Program Investors

Aimee and Lulu Seidel Foundation

Americorps NCCC

AmeriCorps VISTA Project Site

AmeriCorps VISTA Support Grant

Bank of America Charitable Foundation

Boardman Township, Vacancy Survey

The Burton D. Morgan Foundation

CDFI Technical Assistance

Centers for Disease Control, Youth Violence Prevention

Chemical Bank

Citi Bank

Citizens Bank

City of Youngstown City Council Discretionary Funds

City of Youngstown, Grass Cutting and Neighborhood Clean Up

City of Youngstown Planning

City of Youngstown Waste Water

Clif Bar Family Foundation

CNCS, AmeriCorps VISTA Support Grant

Cortland Bank

Denise DeBartolo York

Dominion Community Impact

Farmers National Bank

Fibus Family Foundation

Finance Fund

First Place Community Fund

Florence Simon Beecher Foundation

Frank and Pearl Gelbman Foundation

Home Depot Foundation

Home Savings Charitable Foundation

HUD Comprehensive Housing Counseling Grant

Huntington National Bank

Invest Health

J. Ford Crandall Foundation

James and Coralie Centofanti Charitable Foundation

John and Denise York Foundation

John D Finnegan Foundation

John F. and Loretta Hynes Foundation

Jon and Adrienne Howell

Kennedy Family Fund

Local Food Local Places

Lowe's Charitable and Educational Foundation

Mahoning County Land Reutilization Corporation

Mahoning County Lead Hazard and Healthy Homes

Mercy Health Foundation

NYO Property Group

OCDCA Microenterprise Grant

PNC Foundation

Ruth H. Beecher Charitable Trust

Schwebel Baking Company

Senator Maurice and Florence Lipscher Charitable Fund


The Youngstown Foundation

Thomases Family Endowment of the Youngstown Area Jewish Federation

US Department of Health and Human Services CED

US Department of Justice Byrne Innovation in Planning Grant

USDA Community Food Projects

Walter E. Watson Charitable Trust

Ward Beecher Foundation

Western Reserve Health Foundation

William Swanston Charitable Fund
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