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Youngstown 2030! News

Thanks for your interest in Youngstown! We will send you our monthly newsletter about current happenings, development, activities, spaces and places, along historic anecdotes about downtown and the northside of the city.

History and Mission

The genesis of the Youngstown Urban Development Corporation (YUDC) was established in the 1990s to improve housing in the city under the name Jubilee Urban Renewal Corporation. We have improved the city through the construction, rehabilitation, and property management of 240 Youngstown homes.

We started out of the need to address the economic decline that swept through the City of Youngstown resulting from the demise of the steel industry. Initially, the south and east sides experienced the most disinvestment. Vacant homes became increasingly more prevalent. Over the years, the rate vacancies changed the landscape of once active, stable neighborhoods throughout most of the city.

Jubilee targeted the south side through its First-time Homebuyer Program. The next phase of Jubilee, the Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program expanded its housing efforts to include the east side as well. Our programs brought home ownership opportunities to many who otherwise may never have had the opportunity to own a home. In total, we invested over 19 million dollars to assist 200 families with home ownership.

Our focus is now concentrated actions to stabilize, restore, and develop homes and multiplexes located from city center through the northside. This includes work to improve whole blocks and the primary transit corridors. Our investments enhance the areas around our property portfolio and stabilize the surrounding neighborhood.