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Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership Offers Lots to Love

February 23, 2015

WARREN, Ohio — Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership is unveiling a new program, Lots to Love. The program, the first of what TNP calls its new slate of “Warren Enriched” programming, will provide up to $6,000 worth of labor and materials to install a greening project on a newly vacant lot.

Individuals or groups are invited to submit ideas for projects on vacant lots, such as a pocket park, and be willing to maintain the project after it is installed. If approved, TNP will provide for the installation of the project and, if needed, provide assistance with fully developing the idea.

To be considered, at least two people must agree to maintain the project and gather neighborhood signatures showing that people support the idea. Churches, businesses, neighborhood associations, and other community groups are encouraged to apply.

Trumbull County Land Bank lots where blight remediation activities have been conducted are eligible for the program. The funding for these projects has been made available through the Ohio Housing Finance Agency’s Neighborhood Initiative Program, which provides funds for blight removal and parcel improvement as part of the state’s efforts to prevent avoidable foreclosures.

Interested applicants must attend an application workshop, hosted by TNP in February and March, or meet individually with TNP staff. Final dates and locations for the workshops will be announced soon. Applications must be submitted by 5 p.m. March 31.

SOURCE: Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.