YNDC and Partners Break Ground at 650 Clearmont Drive

Representatives from Home Savings and The City of Youngstown joined YNDC Team members and AmeriCorps REVITALIZE Team Members for a groundbreaking event at 650 Clearmont on Thursday, May 10. Attendees broke ground at the site to mark the start of YNDC’s rehabilitation of the historic 4-unit apartment building on the Glenwood Corridor, the organization’s largest rehab to date. Work has begun at 650 Clearmont including electric work and installation of a new roof, vinyl windows, glass block, and doors. Trees and stumps have been removed from the surrounding yard and the interior has been cleaned out and prepared for rehabilitation. The building will serve as four residential housing units upon completion. Read more.

YNDC and Western Reserve Port Authority Begin Partnership to REVITALIZE 2246 Glenwood Avenue

On Tuesday, May 22, YNDC and the Western Reserve Port Authority (WRPA) began a partnership to revitalize 2246 Glenwood Avenue.YNDC has entered a short term lease with the WRPA and will purchase the property at the end of that lease. YNDC will make improvements to the property and develop a plan to attract businesses to locate in the facility. Read more.

YNDC and Mercy Health Foundation Announce New Farmers Market

A new farmers market will begin operation at the B&O Station, located at  530 Mahoning Avenue, to serve patients in the Mercy Health Fruit and Vegetable Prescription Program and the general public. The first market will take place on Wednesday, June 13 from 10am-3pm and there will be a market on the second Wednesday of each month through October. Individuals with SNAP/EBT can double their purchase of fresh fruits and vegetables through the Produce Perks program, doubling up to $30 per market. Read more.

YNDC Announces 11 Youth Greening Projects

YNDC is excited to provide assistance to 11 groups to complete youth greening projects on 37 vacant lots.The projects will engage neighborhood youth in the completion and maintenance of greening projects. Read more.

Homes for Sale
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 1
1,326 Square Feet

Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
1,231 Square Feet
For sale to income-eligible buyers
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 1
1,597 Square Feet
Under Construction
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 1
1,326 Square Feet
Under Construction
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 2
1,240 Square Feet
Homes can be purchased by buyers with bank financing or cash who commit to occupying the property. If you need help to improve your credit or financial situation to obtain a mortgage loan we recommend you enroll in our free housing counseling program. Please call Tammi at YNDC at 330.480.0423 for more information on how we can help you become a homeowner.

William Swanston Charitable Fund Awards YNDC with $100,000 Grant to Combat Childhood Obesity

On Wednesday, May 9, the William Swanston Charitable Fund awarded a $100,000 grant to YNDC. The grant award will be utilized by YNDC and its partners to reduce childhood obesity in Youngstown’s neighborhoods through strategic investments in the built environment at four city parks that serve the highest numbers of children in the city. Read more.

Housing Counseling Client Spotlight - Claire Hawkins

Claire Hawkins has been participating in YNDC’s FREE, HUD-Approved Housing Counseling program since 2014 and recently purchased her first home. “It’s everything I wanted in a house,” said Claire. She moved to the area from Alabama and saw an ad for the Housing Counseling program on Facebook after renting homes in Youngstown for a few months. Read more.

YNDC Sells Three Revitalized Homes in May 2018

YNDC closed on the sale of three homes in May 2018.  1735 Pointview Avenue  in the Powerstown Neighborhood on the South Side sold on May 10 for $45,000.  1823 Fifth Avenue sold on May 21 for $59,000 and  454 Madera Avenue sold on May 24 for $86,500. Both homes are located in the Crandall Park Neighborhood on the North Side. Read more.

Youngstown Elementary Schools Participate in Walk to School Day

Two Youngstown City elementary schools celebrated Walk to School Day this week through the Safe Routes to School Program. YNDC Team Members educated students about pedestrian safety and held activities for the children during recess at Wilson Elementary on Tuesday and Taft Elementary on Wednesday. The Safe Routes to School program is a partnership between the City of Youngstown and Youngstown City School District that seeks to encourage students to safety walk and bicycle to school. Read more.

Homeowner Spotlight – May 2018

Destiny recently moved into her new home at 138 South Glenellen Avenue on the West Side of Youngstown! Destiny is from Erie, Pennsylvania and has lived in Youngstown for seven years. She said one of the main things that attracted her to the neighborhood was the proximity of her new home to West Side locations she can walk to with her daughter like the West Side Bowl Bowling Alley and the new Michael Kusalaba Branch Library right down the street. Read more.

Volunteers Clean Up around Youngstown Playhouse at Idora Neighborhood Workday

On Saturday, May 19, thirty volunteers participated in the Idora Neighborhood Workday at the Youngstown Playhouse. Volunteers from AutoSoft Inc., Freedom Church, Friends of the Mahoning River, JJC, Own Ski Roofing, Tabernacle Evangelical Presbyterian Church/Hope for Renewal, Ursuline High School, The City of Youngstown, The Youngstown Playhouse, YSU, and YSU Honors helped to remove 65 cubic yards of debris!  Read more.

YNDC Seeks Candidates for Multiple Positions


Cubic Yards of Debris Removed

Tires Removed

Linear Feet of Sidewalk Scraped

Community Workdays

Vacant Homes Rehabilitated

New Clients Enrolled in HUD-Approved
Housing Counseling

Homeowners Created

Participants at Safe Routes to School Events

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

Youngstown Farmers Market 10:00am - 3:00pm

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

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

YNDC Team Presents Housing Rehabilitation and Market Building Model at RVP Conference

On Wednesday, May 16, YNDC Housing Director Tiffany Sokol participated in a panel presentation moderated by YNDC Executive Director Ian Beniston at the Center for Community Progress’ Reclaiming Vacant Properties Conference in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with Cheryl Wilson and Adam Rogers from CIBC Bank about Market-Sensitive Models to Finance Vacant Property Rehabilitation and Support Homeownership.  Read more.

United Way Grant to Benefit Taft Promise Neighborhood Limited Repair Projects

On Friday, May 11, 2018, the United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley awarded YNDC with a grant for $25,500. The funds will benefit YNDC’s Limited Repair program for low- to moderate-income homeowners with a focus in the Taft Promise Neighborhood on the South Side of Youngstown. We would like to thank the United Way for their generous support!  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

Program Investors

Aimee and Lulu Seidel Foundation

AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps

AmeriCorps VISTA Project Site

AmeriCorps VISTA Support Grant

Bank of America Charitable Foundation

Boardman Rotary

Burton D. Morgan Foundation

CDFI Technical Assistance

Centers for Disease Control, Youth Violence Prevention

Chemical Bank

Citizens Bank

City of Youngstown City Council Discretionary Funds

City of Youngstown, Community Development Block Grant

City of Youngstown, HOME Investment Partnership

City of Youngstown Planning

Clif Bar Family Foundation

CNCS, AmeriCorps VISTA Support Grant

Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley

Cortland Bank

Denise DeBartolo-York

Farmers National Bank

Fibus Family Foundation

Finance Fund

First Place Community Fund

Florence Simon Beecher Foundation

Frank and Pearl Gelbman Foundation

Freddie Mac

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

Kennedy Family Fund

Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation

Mahoning County Land Reutilization Corporation

Mahoning County Lead Hazard and Healthy Homes

Mercy Health Foundation

OCDCA Microenterprise Grant

Ohio Department of Transportation

Ohio Housing Finance Agency

PNC Foundation

Robert H. Reakirt  Foundation

Safe Routes to School National Partnership

Schwebel Family Foundation

Senator Maurice and Florence Lipscher Charitable Fund


ShellPoint Partners, LLC

The Youngstown Foundation

Thomases Family Endowment of the Youngstown Area Jewish Federation

United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley

US Department of Agriculture Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive Grant

US Department of Health and Human Services CED

US Department of Justice Innovations in Community-Based Crime Reduction

Walter and Caroline Watson Foundation

Ward Beecher Foundation

Wells Fargo Housing Foundation

Western Reserve Health Foundation

William Swanston Charitable Fund

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