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YNDC Boards Up 641 Vacant Properties in 2016

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Highest number of annual board-ups achieved to date. Boarding and securing wide open, vacant properties eliminates health and safety hazards for neighboring families and children and helps to reduce crime. These properties have been boarded through a partnership with the City of Youngstown, ServeOhio, AmeriCorps NCCC, and thousands of community volunteers who have participated in over 30 community workdays held this year. YNDC's AmeriCorps REVITALIZE team prepared many of the boards for boarding the homes at YNDC's new REVITALIZE Base Camp facility at 45 Oneta Street, which was completed earlier this year. Boarding work will continue until all wide open vacant homes and buildings in every neighborhood are secured.