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YNDC Helps Homeowners with Emergency Repairs - WKBN

The Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation is making sure homeowners stay warm this winter.

It’s offering an emergency home repair program to help those who need it most.

Hector Melendez, a Youngstown resident, showed 27 First News the new furnace in the basement of his home.

Two months ago, he and his wife found themselves in a scary situation when their furnace broke.

“Me and my wife had bronchitis in those two months because of the cold. We were heating up with small heaters but it was not enough,” said Melendez.

Melendez said he contacted his insurance company when the issue arose in September. “They were asking me for a lot, a lot of money that I didn’t have. I couldn’t make it.”

What would have cost him $5,000 to $10,000 ended up being completely free thanks to assistance from the Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation.

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