Economic Development

Trumbull Partnership Launches Round 2 of ‘Lots to Love’

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WARREN, Ohio — Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership is launching the second round of its successful “Lots to Love” program. The first of the new slate of Lots to Love, “Warren Enriched,” allows payment of as much as $6,000 for labor and materials used to install a greening project on a newly vacant lot.

Eligible lots are those where the Trumbull County Land Bank has recently eliminated blight, said Matt Martin, executive director. Funding has been made available through the Ohio Housing Finance Agency’s Neighborhood Initiative Program, which pays for blight removal and parcel improvement as part of the state’s efforts to prevent foreclosures.

For anyone who has an idea for a project on a vacant lot, such a pocket park, and is willing to commit to maintaining the project after it is installed, TNP will provide funding its execution. To be considered, applicants must have the support of at least two people who agree to maintain the project.

Applicants or their backers must gather signatures from residents of the affected neighborhood to show support. For ideas not fully thought out, TNP will help with further development.

Interested applicants must attend an application workshop hosted by TNP or meet individually with TNP staff. Applications are being accepted, the window for Round 2 closes at 5 p.m. Oct. 2.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.