Charity Review

Neighborhood Development Services, Inc.

(330) 297-8965 120 E. Main St., Ravenna OH 44266-3104

NDS receives their funding through partnerships with local banks, political jurisdictions, the State of Ohio, USDA Rural Development, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, NeighborWorks America, homeowners, and other private nonprofit and for profit stakeholders.

They do not solicite the general public, therefore this charity review is strictly an information review, BBB Charity Standards have not been applied.

  1. Purpose
  2. Programs

NDS' mission is to revitalize neighborhoods through the creation and retention of affordable housing, economic development, and job creation primarily for the benefit of low to moderate income individuals.

Incorporated: 1985 in OH

Also Known As: Neighborhood Development Service


As a full service nonprofit developer, general contractor, property manager, and service provider, NDS has become a strong force in both residential and commercial real estate development. NDS’s programs include housing rehabilitation, its oldest service. In most cases, NDS enters into an agreement with the community to utilize CDBG funds. NDS is a continuous recipient of the USDA Housing Preservation grant, and has also administered Summit County’s Lead Hazard Abatement Program.

NDS’s diverse program portfolio also includes homebuyer education and counseling, downtown revitalization, economic development, financing and job creation, revolving loan fund administration, project administration, and grant implementation. This diversity has given NDS the capacity to play a key role in the revitalization of the Barberton, Garrettsville, and Ravenna downtowns and impact countless other communities.

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