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Limited Repair Client Spotlight: Donald Robinson

Friday, December 21, 2018

Donald Robinson grew up in his residence at 493 West Princeton Avenue and has lived there his entire life.

His parents moved to Youngstown from Morgantown, West Virginia and left Donald the house when they passed away. After a house fire in 2015, Donald started applying for assistance with addressing code violations on the home. He heard about YNDC from friends and applied for the Limited Repair program. Donald’s project was completed in August 2018. The exterior of the home was painted, electrical was updated, and new windows were installed, among other repairs. He said both he and his sister Rhoda V. Nelson are thrilled to see their old family home brought back to life. “It’s had such a tremendous positive impact on my life,” he said. “I get compliments on the house all the time now.” He said the process was very easy and the workers were respectful of his work schedule. Donald hopes to live in the home with his cat, Red Midnight Robinson, for many years to come. We’d like to thank Donald for taking the time to talk to us and sharing his story.