Congressman Tim Ryan Announces Neighborhood Development Services Grant From NeighborWorks

Jun 21, 2017 Issues: Helping Working Families

Ravenna, OH -- Congressman Tim Ryan today announced that Neighborhood Development Services has received $440,667 in flexible grants from NeighborWorks America. The grant funding will provide a much-needed boost that will support NDS’s affordable housing and community development activities.

NDS intends to utilize the funds to support their newest affordable housing project, the Wilds at Harvest Rose. This project will provide 45 new housing units for senior citizens, featuring rounded yurt inspired designs. Community development activities to be undertaken include the development of Kave Coffee Bar’s rooftop patio in Barberton, and the Ravenna Movie Theater in Ravenna, Ohio. 

"I applaud the Neighborhood Development Service and Dave Vaughan for continuing to provide quality affordable housing here in Northeast Ohio. I am proud have been able to lend a hand in these efforts and will continue to do everything in my power to ensure that those in our community can live the American Dream,” said Rep. Tim Ryan (OH-13).

“Working with Congressman Ryan has been a special honor for NDS as his hard work and effectiveness continues to have a major impact on northeast Ohio. His drive to deliver housing, jobs, economic expansion and quality community development has garnered massive resources for his communities. NDS is proud to be part of that effort," said Dave Vaughan, Executive Director of NDS. 

NDS is one of 243 NeighborWorks members who received funding. NeighborWorks is a congressionally chartered, national nonpartisan nonprofit that provides access to affordable housing and other community building services.

About Neighborhood Development Services

Neighborhood Development Services (NDS) serves Portage and other northeastern communities in Ohio. The mission of NDS, a NeighborWorks® organization, is to revitalize neighborhoods and communities, primarily for the benefit of low and moderate income-income households, through the provision and /or promotion of affordable housing, environmental sustainability, community and economic development, job-creation, and multi-discipline art as a community development catalyst. NDS’ programs include multi-family rental development, home repair programs, homebuyer education, down payment assistance, a daycare center, development of housing for elderly and for handicapped. For more information, visit www.ndsohio.org