Annual Bike Ride

Before the Wright Brothers built airplanes they manufactured bicycles! To honor the legacy of the Wright Brothers and their contribution to the world beginning Summer 2021 The Rust Belt Neighborhood Development Corporation will host an annual bike event to raise awareness of the obesity epidemic in the U.S. The funds raised during this annual event will support future development projects and wellness efforts throughout the Rust Belt.

As long as it is safe we are planning for this June 2021, follow our Social Media for more details…

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HUD – Approved Housing Counseling

The Rust Belt Neighborhood Development Corporation is a HUD-Approved Housing Counseling Agency dedicated to helping you achieve sustainable home ownership. We assist clients with identifying and resolving the barriers to home-ownership in one-on-one counseling sessions. RNDC offers group and one-­on­-one counseling to help prospective homebuyers to become homeowners. We walks hand in hand with our clients through the home buying process – from pre­qualifying, to the mortgage application, all the way through closing and beyond.

We Provide

Pre Purchase Counseling – Provides one on one counseling – from pre­qualifying, to the mortgage application, all the way through the closing process.

Post Purchase Counseling – RNDC establishes a relationship with “our” homeowners to promote long term homeownership by empowering homeowners with knowledge of budgeting, foreclosure prevention, taxes, and homestead exemption, warranty items, code issues, etc.

Credit Counseling and Restoration – Empowers the client to take control of their financial situation, and better understand their spending habits, credit and basic banking.

Assistance with Down Payment – With the help of RNDCs’ partners, we are able to provide down payment assistance if the client qualifies and if money is available.

Financial Literacy & Personal Financial Coaching – RNDC promotes credit accountability by educating clients on how to: establish credit, understand credit reports, be a responsible borrower and negotiate credit blemishes.

Homebuyer Education Class – Provides group education on such topics as budgeting, credit, choosing the right lender, lender document review, the overall mortgage experience, and how to successfully address neighborhood issues.

The Rust Belt Book Club

Our goal is to create community through reading about the unique struggles and opportunities in the Rust Belt. Each month we will select a book or article and share our takeaways together either virtually or in person!

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The Rust Belt Podcast

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The Rust Belt Scholars

Requirements for the Rust Belt Scholarship

    • High School Senior
    • Resident of Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Illinois
    • Public School Student
    • Essay Required
    • Preferred major Urban Planning, Geography, Pre-Law, Architecture.

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Youth Entrepreneurship Program

The Youth Entrepreneur Program is an after school program offered by RNDC. The educational program was designed to teach financial education and entrepreneurship to local students in Dayton, Ohio.

We use innovative techniques and materials to explain basic economic concepts about money and business. Young participants learn about creating a business idea, writing a business plan, starting and managing a business, how to select and purchase products for resale, marketing and managing inventory. Participants incorporate practical skills by running their own school store, managing staff and inventory.

The curriculum includes marketing, financial literacy, activities, reviews and tests, all of which comply with the National Endowment for Financial Education standards and Ohio Department of Education (ODE) financial education standards.