YNDC Reports $1M in 2Q Grants, Contracts

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corp. received more than $1 million in grants and contracts from existing and new funding partners during the second quarter, the agency reports.

More than $702,000 of those funds were from contracts with the city of Youngstown for owner-occupied rehabilitation, painting, planning, grass cutting and strategic acquisition and rehabilitation, according to YNDC. The agency’s performan report covers April through June of this year.

YNDC also received $172,903 in Ohio AmeriCorps formula grants funds. Other funders included the Hine Fund, William Swanston charitable Fund, Home Savings Charitable Foundation, Western Reserve Health Foundation, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, PNC Foundation, Clif Bar Family Foundation, Talmer Bank, Huntington Bank and Schwebel Baking Co.

Grants were for housing counseling, healthful eating and cooking, the Iron Roots Urban Farm and the Healthy Homeownership Program.

“The ultimate success of this work is contingent upon you and our ability to come together to get the work done,” said Ian Beniston, executive director.

The report also highlight cleanup efforts in various city neighborhoods.

During the three-month period, seven acquisition and rehab projects were completed, eight were in progress and three were in the acquisition phase. In addition, two limited repair projects were completed and three owner-occupied rehabilitation projects were finished.

Other highlights for the organization include the addition of a housing program assistant and  four property maintenance team members to lead the citywide grass-cutting operation; completion of the National Development Council’s housing development finance certification by three YNDC team members; and YNDC’s selection as one of three finalists for Greater Ohio’s Sustainable Development Non-Profit of the Year Award.

SOURCE: Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corp.

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