The Green Homes program restores formerly vacant and foreclosed properties
to new life. Green Homes properties are fully renovated utilizing the
Enterprise Foundation’s Green Communities Criteria and Mahoning County LEAP
Healthy Home Standards.
Community Loan Fund
The Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation’s (YNDC) Community Loan Fund (CLF) actively seeks to provide a first-mortgage financing source in underserved communities to bolster continued revitalization and economic recovery in vulnerable and transitional neighborhoods.
Lots of Green Lots of Green, the YNDC’s vacant land reuse program, seeks to repurpose all land in a target area, transforming the physical fabric of strategic neighborhoods.
While notable neighborhood
improvements resulting from the YNDC programs will certainly catapult a
positive image of certain city pockets into the greater community, we will
begin building a positive image of these neighborhoods now through external and
internal marketing efforts
The Model Blocks program is a focused neighborhood development program that seeks to comprehensively address physical conditions on targeted blocks in YNDC focus neighborhoods.
The YNDC aims to actively engage residents in the revitalization of their
neighborhoods. Through our programs,
outreach, workshops and trainings we foster a renewed sense of ownership and
community among residents.
Planning and Economic Development
YNDC views informed decision making as integral to success.
In order to consistently make informed decisions capable of achieving
transformative results, YNDC has developed an organizational culture of
research, planning and evaluation.
Vacant Land Stabilization
Proper cleanup and maintenance of abandoned vacant land has a transformative effect on a distressed neighborhood. According to a 2011 study completed by the University of Pennsylvania, greening of vacant urban land is correlated to a reduction in violent crime, improved health and safety of residents, and reduced vandalism. Over the last 2 years, the Lots of Green program has performed basic vacant land stabilization projects on over 120 lots in two strategic neighborhoods.
Community Gardens provide space and support for neighborhood residents to grow food to feed their families. Currently, the YNDC supports five community gardens - four in the Idora neighborhood (on Parkview, Sherwood, Brentwood, and Mineral Springs Ave.) and one in the Lincoln Park neighborhood (at the intersection of Rigby St. and S. Jackson Ave.). The gardens are open to the public, and garden plots can be reserved through the YNDC.
Parkview Ave Native Plantings
The Parkview Avenue native planting space is returning seventeen vacant lots to nature through the remediation of soil conditions and the planting of trees, shrubs, wildflowers and other native Ohio plant species. The project is being executed in partnership with the Mill Creek Metropolitan Park District, who will serve as the long term steward of the property.If you have any questions about native plantings, please contact Liberty Merrill via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or in the office at 330.480.0423.
On Saturday, May 21st, YNDC partnered with Youngstown State University students, the Idora Neighborhood Association, and Tabernacle Evangelical Church to demolish a blighted garage on Indianola Avenue.
Located on Youngstown’s north
side, Crandall Park North is one of the city’s finest neighborhoods,
well-maintained and landscaped homes, tree-lined streets and shopping
recreation within walking distance.
Located on Youngstown’s east
side, Lincoln Park is a small neighborhood adjacent to the 200 acre plus
Lincoln Park. The neighborhood is characterized by modest housing stock and
great location proximate to Lincoln Park and Jackson School.
Idora – one of Youngstown’s most unique, beautiful and
historic neighborhoods – is a private gem tucked into the eastern side of Mill
Creek Park. This quiet retreat is where influential area families built their
mansions years ago