YNDC awarded $1 million grant to replace roofs of elderly, disabled low-income residents
The Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation (YNDC) has announced on Tuesday that it was awarded a $1 million home repair grant targeting elderly and/or disabled low-income homeowners in the city.
According to YNDC Housing Director Tiffany Sokol, the grant came from the Federal Home Loan Bank of Cincinnati alongside Premier Bank.
Sokol says the funds will be used primarily for roof replacement for low-income residents who are either elderly or disabled. Sokol says the project will impact about 100 area homes.
"There may be some other improvements that we're able to make depending on the need, but in terms of what we are targeting, it's specifically the roof. We view that as the core components of the home so if someone has a leaking failing roof, that is a critical need," YNDC Executive Director Ian Beniston told 21 News.
To qualify for home repairs, applicants must be at least 60 years old or older, live in a low income household that is at or below 50% of the areas average income, have at least one occupant in the household with a physical or developmental disability and enroll in YNDC's housing counseling program for at least one session.
Any qualifying resident interested in applying for a roof replacement could apply by calling YNDC at 330-480-0423. Sokol says YNDC is taking applications now, but work won't begin until spring of 2024.