Osborn Neighborhood Stabilization & Revitalization efforts bring awareness to official policymakers about issues that surround Osborn infrastructure improvements. The revitalization component of the work does not just focus on blight removal, but also the renovation of the existing unoccupied property to restore those places into homes for families. ONA advocates the need for decent, affordable housing within its growing community. Due to this need, the organization takes an active approach by establishing viable paths toward increased homeownership in the area. Additionally, ONA continues to work with current residents to enhance their quality of daily life for everyone.
The stabilization aspects focuses on maintaining the safest and healthiest environment possible for residents and youth to thrive. ONA rises to challenges require building upon current neighborhood clean-ups, and expanding those efforts. Those expansions encompass the repurposing of vacant lots into beautiful parks and community gardens, such as the Mapleridge Butterfly Garden. This particular garden is located at Schoenherr and Mapleridge street and serves as an ecosystem learning center and family-friendly community gathering space. Infrastructure preservation and beautification are also crucial toward maintaining stabilization, and the video below is are words spoken because of an inspired and organized effort.
ONA works tirelessly through collaborative teamwork with officials, residents, youth, local schools, businesses, volunteers, and a host of community stakeholders.
ONA mission is for families to have all their resources and support necessary to make their children successful in life. ONA wants to ensure children living in the Osborn Community will be safe, healthy, educated, and prepared for adulthood (E Payne, 2017).