Mark your calendars for the Glenwood Avenue Festival, a free and fun community event at the Youngstown Playhouse on Saturday, August 19, 2023 from 12pm to 5pm! The event is family friendly and will have something for everyone.

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Beginning in June, the Youngstown Housing Task Force started convening again to address housing quality and problem properties. The task force is currently focused on reviewing and supporting relevant local, state, and federal housing policy, and holding problem landlords accountable for the condition of their properties.

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On Thursday, July 27, YNDC was presented a Dominion Community Impact Award with a $10,000 prize for our work revitalizing the Glenwood Plaza. In 2022, YNDC transformed the vacant, fire-damaged commercial plaza on Glenwood Avenue in Youngstown into a vibrant hub of neighborhood activity that is now fully occupied with minority-owned and neighborhood-serving businesses that have created economic opportunity for residents while meeting neighborhood quality-of-life needs.

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Janell has lived in her home for 12 years. Her old roof had deteriorated, causing water to leak into her bedroom where her ceiling was falling in. Janell loves her peaceful, centrally-located neighborhood where everyone knows each other, and looks out for each other.

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Price: $150,000
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 1.5
Sq. Ft.: 1,992
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
Fresh Produce Distributed
Participants in Public Meetings and Actions
Press Coverage:
During July YNDC was referenced 9 times by news outlets! Click here to view our press coverage.
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

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 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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