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"We have lived in the city on same street and same house for the past 47 years, enjoying being close to the university, museums, cultural activities and other amenities that an urban area offers.

We have also observed the changes. Most of the changes occurred with the transfer of housing to out-of-town buyers. Absentee owners may have had good initial intentions, but over time as the property remained vacant, vandals stripped the homes leaving an unsightly mess for the community.


Monday, September 21, 2020

On Friday, September 18, Seven Seventeen Credit Union awarded YNDC with a $5,000 grant for Housing Counseling.

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

On Friday, September 4, 2020, the PNC Foundation approved a $2,100 grant to YNDC to support two grant applications to the Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh.



To explore what the present moment means for the future of legacy cities, I conducted over 15 hours of interviews with practitioners working on-the-ground in municipal government and community development in 10 cities located in the Great Lakes region.