Building a Better Community Together

We're all in this together and proud to have the support of many local partners; all of whom further the mission of making our community a great place to grow older.

All of these partners and many others listed on the Main Street Connections page share our commitment to making our community safe and keeping our older citizens right here...where they want to be!

You can learn more about how our partners can help you by following the links to their pages on our website. 

Partners Partners


Grow Barberton

Grow Barberton Initiative

Formally known as Grow Barberton Inc., newly named Grow Barberton Initiative (GBI) is now a part of Barberton Neighborhood Development Services (NDS). The Mission of NDS is dedication to the revitalization of neighborhoods and communities through the provision and/or promotion of affordable housing, environmental sustainability, economic development, and job creation primarily for the benefit of low and moderate income households. 

• Housing Rehabilitation

Through Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) &     Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP).

• Home Buyer Education

With our comprehensive and convenient program, we can assist you to get the most out of your home buying process.

• Down Payment Assistance

Through CDBG & NSP

• Foreclosure Prevention

For Homeowners in financial distress, figuring out how to access assistance from their lender or loan servicer can be a bit daunting. NDS can help with counseling, loan modifications, loan workouts, and rescue loans.

• Lead Hazard Reduction Grant Program

• Grow Barberton Initiative