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In developing a strategy to improve Youngstown’s housing, people were asked what is the most significant housing issue facing Youngstown today?”

Filmed over the course of three years, The Place That Makes Us is an intimate and inspiring portrait of Youngstown, Ohio, a quintessential post-industrial American city seen through the efforts of a new generation of residents. 

Sophia Buggs, owner of Lady Buggs Farm and a Mahoning Valley Food Access coordinator, is working to aid food access and education in the Valley from the farm to the table.

Feedback from over 1,700 residents and stakeholders in the City of Youngstown led to a recently adopted plan to improve overall housing conditions.

In an effort to improve housing quality for people living in Youngstown, several city groups are working together on a new housing conditions analysis that was just recently adopted by city council.