Beginning on April 17, YNDC's TreeCorps program began planting trees throughout Youngstown. To date, 138 two-inch caliper trees have been planted.

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On Wednesday, April 19, the Glenwood Neighbors Business Association hosted its first meeting at YNDC's Neighborhood Action Center. The business owners spent the first meeting introducing themselves, organizing around mutual concerns, and discussing and prioritizing issues for improvement along the greater Glenwood Avenue corridor.

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Price: $80,000
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Sq. Ft.: 1,554
Price: $150,000
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 1.5
Sq. Ft.: 1,992
Unit A Price:  $750/Month
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Sq. Ft.: 1,260
Price:  $750/Month
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Sq. Ft.: 1,296

Please visit or call Shawnice at YNDC at 330.480.0423 for more information on how to rent from YNDC..

On Thursday, April 20, YNDC hosted representatives from multiple Cleveland and Akron community development corporations including: Famicos Foundation, The Well CDC, Old Brooklyn CDC, Northwest Neighborhoods CDC, Lakewood Alive, Ohio City Inc., Slavic Village Development, and Cleveland Neighborhood Progress. 

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On April 17, Direction Home of Eastern Ohio awarded YNDC with $91,609 for home maintenance. These funds will be used for critical home repairs including: furnaces, hot water tanks, and ramps.

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At the Youngstown Botanical Garden, Eric Jones took the things that he loves; landscaping, planning and design; and created a space where he can share his passions with the youth in the community. Eric’s father is an avid gardener and the father and son duo have been partners in the project from the very beginning. 

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Janet has lived in her home since 2006. Located in a tight knit neighborhood where everyone knows each other, she says, “our neighborhood is the greatest neighborhood.” By replacing Janet's roof, YNDC eliminated severe leaks that were causing damage throughout her home and prevented further deterioration, allowing Janet and her disabled husband to remain in the neighborhood where they have made their home for the past 17 years. 

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YNDC is seeking candidates for a Property Survey Intern position. Property Survey Interns will conduct a citywide housing quality and property conditions survey of the neighborhoods in Youngstown. The majority of work will take place in the field rather than an office setting. 
YNDC is seeking candidates for a Housing Project Inspector position. Under the supervision of the Housing Director, the Housing Project Inspector will screen properties for necessary repairs, write up project specifications, inspect completed repairs, and communicate deficiencies.  
YNDC is seeking candidates for 7th Ward Neighborhood Improvement Assistant. The Neighborhood Improvement Assistant will work under the direction of the Neighborhood Stabilization Director to work with neighborhood groups to complete improvement projects, organize neighbors around property maintenance issues affecting their neighborhoods, conduct routine neighborhood property condition and resident surveys, and serve as a resource to property owners. The Assistant will work with YNDC staff, neighbors, the City of Youngstown, and stakeholders to improve neighborhood conditions in the 7th Ward. 
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.
Linear Feet of Sidewalk Scraped
Participants in Healthy Living Activities
Yards of Debris Cleared

Press Coverage:
During April YNDC was referenced 14 times by news outlets! Click here to view our press coverage.


On April 14, the First National Bank Community Foundation awarded YNDC with a $15,000 grant to support YNDC's housing programs including housing counseling and emergency repair.

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On Thursday, April 20, the Citizens Bank awarded YNDC with a $10,000 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
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 National Bank
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 Foundation
Mahoning 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
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 Gus Schumacher Nutrition Incentive Program COVID Relief and Response Program
USDA Rural Housing Preservation Grant
USDA Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive
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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