YNDC gets $420K in fed funding for neighborhood program

YOUNGSTOWN — The Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corp. will receive $420,000 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Community Economic Development Opportunity for its neighborhood stabilization program, U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan of Howland, D-13th, announced today.

The program uses effective strategies developed by YNDC to stabilize neighborhoods through strategic reinvestment, Ryan said.

Repurposing vacant property and engaging and employing residents in the process have created dozens of jobs and have turned formerly distressed neighborhoods into communities where opportunity and choice now exist, he said.

“Over the last five years, this project has proven to be effective in addressing our vacant property crisis,” Ryan said. “Through this funding, YNDC will be able to continue to repurpose vacant property, strengthen the housing market and improve quality of life in neighborhoods across Youngstown – all while creating jobs in the [Mahoning] Valley.”

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