On October 12, 2023 the Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation (YNDC) and partners including: Mahoning County Land Bank, City of Youngstown, Trumbull County Land Bank, Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership, Youngstown Cityscape, Healthy Community Partnership, Lola Lewis and other partners announced a $5,000,000 grant award from the USDA Forest Service Urban and Community Forestry Inflation Reduction Act Grant Program for the Mahoning Valley TreeCorps project.

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On October 26, 2023, YNDC completed its biennial Citywide Property Conditions Survey. This process surveyed every residential and commercial property in the City of Youngstown. The survey determined occupancy and if there were any exterior condition issues. A map of the survey results can be downloaded below. 

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Price: $750/month
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Sq. Ft.: 1,040
Price: $900/month
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Sq. Ft.: 1,788
Please visit or call Shawnice at YNDC at 330.480.0423 for more information on how to rent from YNDC.
Price: $120,000
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 1.5
Sq. Ft.: 2,132
Price: $85,000
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Sq. Ft.: 988

On October 18, YNDC's TreeCorps completed its fall planting of 112 two inch caliper trees. Trees were planted in multiple neighborhoods in collaboration with: Seventh Ward Citizens Coalition, Handels Neighborhood Association, Know Your Neighbor Block Watch, Lincoln Knolls Community Watch, Northeast Homeowners and Concerned Citizens, and the Upper North Heights Neighborhood Association.

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On Thursday, October 12, YNDC Housing Program Manager Jennifer Evans was named a 2023 Gems of the Valley Honoree by the Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley at their annual Fund for Women and Girls event. 

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On October 12 the Mahoning County Commissioners approved a $50,000 predevelopment grant to YNDC for affordable housing. YNDC will work collaboratively with Mahoning County Continuum of Care (Continuum), Family and Community Services, Inc. (FCS), and Mahoning County Land Bank

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Migdalia has lived in her north-side home for 28 years. She moved to Youngstown from Chicago to be closer to her family, and she has been happily living in her neighborhood ever since. Her roof was leaking, creating holes in the ceilings throughout her home and damaging her belongings. YNDC replaced her roof, and it has made a big difference. 

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In October 2023, YNDC sold one fully revitalized home in the Indian Village Neighborhood to a new homeowner. 3049 Kiwatha Road sold for $160,000. Congratulations to the new homeowners, and thank you for your investment in Youngstown’s neighborhoods!

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YNDC is seeking candidates for Grass Cutting and Cleanup Team Member position. Under the supervision of the Neighborhood Stabilization Director, the Grass Cutting and Cleanup Team Member will work with a team in the implementation of property maintenance and neighborhood improvement projects including cutting grass, cleaning up vacant structures and lots, boarding of vacant housing, basic construction, sidewalk repair and replacement and other projects to improve the quality of life in Youngstown’s neighborhoods.  
Fresh Produce Distributed
Roofs Replacements Completed
Participants in Public Meetings and Actions
Press Coverage:
During October YNDC was referenced 17 times by news outlets! Click here to view our press coverage.
YNDC Executive Director, Ian Beniston has joined the Middle Neighborhoods National Steering Committee. The Middle Neighborhoods National Steering Committee was formed in 2019 to determine the methods, structure, and resources to sustain a long-term effort that brings attention and support to America’s middle neighborhoods. 
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On October 19, 2023, the PNC Foundation awarded YNDC with a $8,000 grant for Housing Counseling.
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Funding Sources:
YNDC is grateful for the generous support from the following organizations:

Program Investors
Aimee and Lulu Seidel Foundation

Altrusa International of Youngstown

Bernard and Elaine Soss

Family Charitable Trust
Big Lots Foundation

Citizens Bank
City of Youngstown, American Rescue Plan
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
Denise Debartolo York
Direction Home
Dominion Foundation
Eastgate Regional Council of Governments
Farmers National Bank
Federal Home Loan Bank of Cincinnati Affordable Housing Program
Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh Affordable Housing Program
Fibus Family Foundation
Finance Fund
First National Bank Community Foundation
First Energy Foundation
Florence Simon Beecher Foundation
Frances Schermer Charitable Trust
Frank and Pearl Gelbman Foundation
George and Virginia Pugh Foundation
Healthpath Foundation of Ohio
HUD Comprehensive Housing Counseling Grant
Huntington Foundation
J. Ford Crandall Memorial Foundation
John S. and Doris M. Andrews Memorial Fund
John D. Finnegan Foundation
John F. and Loretta Hynes Foundation
Key Bank FoundationMahoning County Commissioners
Mahoning County Land Reutilization Corporation
Mahoning County Lead Hazard and Healthy Homes
Mark Fusillo
Meisel & Pesses Family Foundation
Mercy Health Foundation
Ohio Housing Trust Fund
PNC Foundation 
Pollock Company Foundation
Pollock Personal Foundation
Premier Bank
Produce Perks Midwest
Project MKC
Robert H. Reakirt  Foundation
Ruth Beecher Charitable Trust
Schwebel Family Foundation
Senator Maurice and Florence Lipscher Charitable Fund
Seven Seventeen Credit Union
The William M. Neckerman, Jr. Charitable Foundation
The Youngstown Foundation
Thomases Family Endowment of the Youngstown Area Jewish Federation
United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley
USDA Forest Service Urban and Community Forestry Inflation Reduction Act Grant Program  
USDA Gus Schumacher Nutrition Incentive Program COVID Relief and Response Program
USDA Rural Housing Preservation Grant
USDA Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive 
USDA Forest Service Urban and Community Forestry Inflation Reduction Act Grant Program
USDA Rural Housing Preservation Grant
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
W. and H. Bender Memorial Fund
Walter and Caroline Watson Foundation
Ward Beecher Foundation
Wells Fargo Housing Foundation
Western Reserve Health Foundation
William Swanston Charitable Fund
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