Neighborhood revitalization is alive and moving forward in Youngstown. 

A ground-breaking on Helena Avenue marked the start of construction for three new homes by the Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation Thursday morning.

The new homes are scheduled to be completed by November and will replace neglected properties that have been demolished. 

"By that point, we also want to have homeowners so they can move into the homes immediately once they're done," Ian Beniston, YNDC Executive Director, said. 

This project was made possible through the support of the Mahoning County Land Bank and PNC Bank.