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Housing: A Tool for Neighborhood Revitalization in Many Forms - Union Home Mortgage Foundation

Revitalization has become somewhat of a buzzword in many Midwestern communities faced with the results of decades of disinvestment and deterioration. While many associate successful revitalization with flashy commercial developments or the appearance of a coffee shop chain on a previously vacant street corner, revitalization at its core consists of work that doesn’t usually make the evening news but has a deep and lasting impact: first for residents, then the neighborhood, and ultimately the larger community.

In Youngstown, Ohio, the Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation (YNDC) invests most of its resources in a holistic portfolio of housing programming, which is at the center of its neighborhood revitalization efforts.

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