YNDC COMPLETES THE SALE OF THREE NEW HOMES ON HELENA AVENUE

 During the month of December 2019, the Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation (YNDC) completed the sale of three newly constructed homes to homeowners on Helena Avenue. The project to construct three new homes broke ground in June 2019 and was made possible through partnerships with the Mahoning County Land Bank, City of Youngstown, PNC Bank, Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh, and Handel’s Neighborhood Association. This project is part of an overall planned strategy to revitalize Helena Avenue and the Handels neighborhood that began with the work of the Pleasant Grove Neighborhood Action Plan in October 2014 and is ongoing. Congrats to the new homeowners!  Read more.

THE RAYMOND JOHN WEAN FOUNDATION AWARDS YNDC A $550,000 GRANT FOR 2020
On Tuesday, December 3, 2019, The Raymond John Wean Foundation awarded YNDC a two year $1.1 million grant for general operations. YNDC will receive $550,000 in 2020. The grant will fund YNDC operations, programmatic activity, and neighborhood organizing. Read more.
FOR RENT
Unit 2: $400/month
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Sq. Ft.: 1338
Unit 3: $700/month
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 2
Sq. Ft.: 2390
FOR RENT
Price ($): 750/month

Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 2.5
Sq. FT.: 2272
 
FOR SALE
Price ($): 60,000
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 1
Sq. Ft.: 1416

UNDER CONSTRUCTION
Price ($): 60,000
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 1.5
Sq. Ft.: 1254
 
Please call Leah at YNDC at 330.480.0423 for more information on how to rent from YNDC. You can also download a rental application and check out the rental tenant manual and qualifications on our website  here.
Homes can be purchased by income eligible 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 Leah at YNDC at 330.480.0423 for more information on how we can help you become a homeowner.

FEDERAL HOME LOAN BANK OF PITTSBURGH AWARDS $750,000 TO YNDC TO REHABILITATE 20 OWNER OCCUPIED HOMES

 

On Thursday, December 19, 2019, the Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation was awarded a $750,000 grant from the Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh’s Affordable Housing Program to rehabilitate twenty owner-occupied homes in the City of Youngstown. Read more.

ONGOING CAMPAIGN AGAINST VISION PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CONTINUES TO MAKE PROGRESS WITH SETTLEMENT OF LAWSUITS BY COMMUNITY LEGAL AID AND CITY OF YOUNGSTOWN

In December 2019 Vision Property Management settled a lawsuit with Community Legal Aid for $260,300. The settlement will benefit nine residents who were targeted by Vision Property Management's predatory practices. Read more.

DOUGH HOUSE COOKIES OPENS COOKIE SHOP ON YNDC'S NEIGHBORHOOD REVITALIZATION CAMPUS

On Saturday, December 14, 2019, Dough House Cookies opened a cookie shop in the Billingsgate Avenue kitchen building on YNDC's neighborhood revitalization campus. Read more.

THE WESTERN RESERVE HEALTH FOUNDATION AWARDS $65,000 TO SUPPORT THE YOUNGSTOWN HOUSING TASK FORCE

 

The Western Reserve Health Foundation awarded a $65,000 grant to increase YNDC’s capacity to organize residents and develop the Youngstown Housing Task Force into an effective, sustainable and resident-driven organizing effort with the power to affect long-term systems and policy change to improve housing quality and health outcomes. Read more.

ONGOING NEIGHBORHOOD STABILIZATION EFFORTS BEGIN TO SHOW SUCCESS ON HELENA AVENUE

Since the completion of the Pleasant Grove Neighborhood Action Plan in October of 2014 aggressive efforts have been underway to stabilize Helena Avenue and the surrounding neighborhood. Read more.
Job Opportunities
Construction Project Manager
YNDC is seeking candidates for a full-time Construction Project Manager. Under the supervision of the Housing Director, the Construction Project Manager will collaborate with a team of professional staff to manage the implementation of property rehabilitation and maintenance projects. Read more.
Housing Program Assistant
YNDC is seeking candidates for a full-time Construction Project Manager. Under the supervision of the Housing Director, the Construction Project Manager will collaborate with a team of professional staff to manage the implementation of property rehabilitation and maintenance projects. Read more.
Neighborhood Organizer
YNDC is seeking canidates for a full-time Neighborhood Organizer. Under the supervision of the Neighborhood Stabilization Director, the Neighborhood Organizer will collaborate with the YNDC team to organize residents and stakeholders to take collective action to improve citywide housing quality and neighborhood conditions and to identify and develop neighborhood leaders. Read more.
3,394
Cubic Yards of Debris Removed

892
Volunteers


194
No. of One to Ones

642
Tires Removed

50
Owner-Occupied Projects Completed

Press Coverage:
During December YNDC was referenced 8  times by various news outlets! Click here to view our press coverage.
YNDC WELCOMES FOUR NEW MEMBERS TO THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Effective January 1, 2020, four new members will begin their terms on the YNDC Board of Directors. The new members include Deborah Grinstein, Juan Santiago, Matthew Strang, and Christopher White.  Read more.
HUD AWARDS YNDC $25,471 COMPREHENSIVE HOUSING COUNSELING GRANT

On Thursday, November 21, the Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation was awarded a $25,471 Comprehensive Housing Counseling grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.  Read more.
WALTER AND CAROLINE WATSON FOUNDATION AWARD $15,967 GRANT FOR EMERGENCY REPAIR PROGRAM

On Monday, December 23, the Walter and Caroline Watson Foundation awarded a $15,967 grant to support the emergency repair program.  Read more.
SCHWEBEL FAMILY FOUNDATION AWARDS $1,000 GRANT TO YNDC

On Monday, December 23, the Schwebel Family Foundation awarded YNDC with a $1,000 grant to support YNDC’s work to revitalize Youngstown neighborhoods.  Read more.
Funding Sources:
YNDC is grateful for the generous support from the following organizations:

Program Investors
AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps
Bernard and Elaine Soss Family Charitable Trust

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
Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley
Direction Home
Dominion Community Impact Award
Farmers National Bank
FHLB of Indianapolis Neighborhood Improvement Program
FHLB Pittsburgh AHP
Fibus Family Foundation

Finance Fund
First National Bank Community Foundation
First Energy Foundation
Florence Simon Beecher Foundation
Frank and Pearl Gelbman Foundation
Garden Club of Youngstown
Home Depot Foundation
Home Savings Charitable Foundation
HUD Comprehensive Housing Counseling Grant
J. Ford Crandall Memorial Foundation

James and Coralie Centofanti Charitable Foundation
John and Denise York Foundation
John D. Finnegan Foundation
John F. and Loretta Hynes Foundation
Mahoning County Land Reutilization Corporation
Mahoning County Lead Hazard and Healthy Homes
Mercy Health Foundation
Ohio Housing Finance Agency
Ohio Housing Trust Fund
PNC Foundation
Pollock Personal Foundation

Robert H. Reakirt  Foundation
Schwebel Family Foundation
Seidel Foundation
Senator Maurice and Florence Lipscher Charitable Fund
The Huntington Foundation
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
Walter and Caroline Watson Foundation

Ward Beecher Foundation
Wells Fargo Housing Foundation
Western Reserve Health Foundation
William Swanston Charitable Fund 
Youngstown State University

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