Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership expanding revitalization efforts

The organization has put eight families into houses, while demolishing 60 vacant ones

Since 2010, the Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership has been working to revitalize the city of Warren. Through demolishing vacant homes to renovating others to sell to families at low costs, the program is continuing to grow.

WARREN, Ohio (WKBN) – Working to bring life back into communities throughout the city of Warren — that has been the mission of the Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership for several successful years now.

Since 2010, the Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership has been working to revitalize the city of Warren. Through demolishing vacant homes to renovating others to sell to families at low costs, the program is continuing to grow.

The program’s executive director, Matt Martin, says this has been the most productive quarter yet. So far, the organization has put eight families into houses, while demolishing 60 vacant ones. Forty-eight of those now vacant lots were also sold in hopes of reusing the property.

Martin says with more than 1,500 vacant houses in Warren, not all will be torn down.

“There are plenty of houses that are salvageable. There are lots of home-ownership opportunities,” he said. “What we want to do is provide quality, affordable housing to folks in Warren and Trumbull County, and to do that, we have to get rid of the ones that cannot be put to that level of renovation.”

Martin says the main reason for the success is because of their partnerships and resources.

This upcoming quarter, the Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership is launching a workforce development program, part of the Building a Better Warren program. It will be made of citizens from Warren and Trumbull County, because with all of the work they’re doing, these extra hands are needed.

For more information on the Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership and its programs, visit www.tnpwarren.org.

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