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Grant Helps Group Revitalize Youngstown Neighborhood - WFMJ

Volunteers are transforming a neighborhood on Youngstown's east side.

Since the beginning of the month, volunteers with AmeriCorps and the Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation have been cleaning up vacant properties and blight in the Lincoln Knolls neighborhood.

Their efforts have been possible through a $30,000 grant from the city of Youngstown.

“This Lincoln Knolls neighborhood is a fantastic and quiet little neighborhood. They, like other residents in the city of Youngstown, deserve to be free of the blight and the homes that have sort of been ravaged over time. So we are very happy and thrilled these folks are here to help us,” said Youngstown mayor John McNally.

Some of YNDC's goals for the year include rehabilitating eight vacant homes and boarding up 100 others.

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