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NeighborWorks receives significant funding for West Scranton Neighborhood Plan

NeighborWorks Northeastern Pennsylvania (NeighborWorks) will be receiving $300,000 in implementation grant funding over three years from the Regional Foundation. This funding will be used for continued implementation of the West Scranton Neighborhood Plan. The comprehensive plan encompasses various initiatives spanning community character, commercial corridors, services, amenities, and housing. Priority projects include blight reduction, business corridor enhancements, small business support, park improvements, streetscape enhancements, housing initiatives, and community center support.

"We're immensely grateful to the Regional Foundation for their continued financial support of our neighborhood revitalization work in West Side,” said Todd Pousley, Director of Community Development at NeighborWorks. “They've been a key partner since before we even developed our West Scranton Neighborhood Plan, and we couldn't do this important work without them."

Over the next five years, NeighborWorks plans to execute several key strategies outlined in the plan, including rehabilitating homes, enhancing pedestrian safety, supporting local businesses, improving recreational spaces, and expanding housing opportunities. With these efforts, the vision for West Scranton by 2030 is a vibrant, inclusive community with safe neighborhoods, thriving business districts, and strong community connections to schools and parks.

Photo Caption: (from left): Deb Bentzel, Senior Program Officer, Regional Foundation; Kevin Dow, Executive Director, Regional Foundation; Todd Pousley, Director of Community Development, NeighborWorks Northeastern Pennsylvania; Miranda Pace, West Scranton Neighborhood Coordinator, NeighborWorks Northeastern Pennsylvania; Samantha Mogil, Grants Manager, Regional Foundation; Isel Otero-Vera, Program Officer, Regional Foundation.

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