Congressman Tim Ryan Announces $420,000 for the Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation

Sep 30, 2015 Issues: Helping Working Families

Youngstown, Ohio – Congressman Tim Ryan today announces $420,000 for the Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation (YNDC) from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Community Economic Development Opportunity for the YNDC REVITALIZE project.

Since its inception, the REVITALIZE project uses effective strategies developed by YNDC to stabilize neighborhoods through strategic reinvestment. Repurposing vacant property and engaging and employing residents in the process have created dozens of jobs and have turned formerly distressed neighborhoods into communities where opportunity and choice now exist.

“Over the last five years, this project has proven to be effective in addressing our vacant property crisis. Through this funding, YNDC will be able to continue to repurpose vacant property, strengthen the housing market and improve quality of life in neighborhoods across Youngstown – all while creating jobs in the Valley,” said Congressman Ryan. “I applaud YNDC and its partners for  their hard work and commitment to improving our community – I stand ready to do everything in my power to continue bringing these types of federal resources back home.”

In April of 2015, Congressman Ryan voiced his support for this program and urged the Department of Health and Human Services to give this project strong consideration and to approve this funding. Read the full letter here.