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Youngstown Legal Group Steps Up to Offer Land Contract Help for Free - WKBN

The Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation has been trying to stop what officials say are predatory contracts used in the purchase of city homes. Now Community Legal Aid wants to help by offering free legal services for people presented with such contracts.

"The shingles are deteriorated, the paint's peeling," Ian Beniston, with YNDC, said about a house on W. Ravenwood Avenue.

Vision Property Management, of South Carolina, owns the house which someone may eventually buy through what Beniston calls a predatory contract.

"They're taking advantage of people who aren't -- for whatever reason -- able to access a traditional home loan, but are pulled by a dream of home ownership," he said. To read the full story from WKBN, click here.