© 2024 WYSO
Our Community. Our Nation. Our World.
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

Grant To Help Revitalize Dayton Neighborhood

Greater Dayton Premiere Management

A Dayton neighborhood will be getting an economic boost thanks to a $1.5 million dollar grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

The award goes to Greater Dayton Premier Management (GDPM)—formerly the Dayton Metro Housing Authority (DMHA)—and will be used to revitalize the DeSoto Bass and Hilltop Homes areas in Dayton.

The grant is part of an $8 million dollar award to 10 economically distressed areas across the U.S. through HUD’s Choice Neighborhood Initiative. The program targets communities facing blighted housing, inadequate schools, poor health, and high crime rates.

Jerry began volunteering at WYSO in 1991 and hosting Sunday night's Alpha Rhythms in 1992. He joined the YSO staff in 2007 as Morning Edition Host, then All Things Considered. He's hosted Sunday morning's WYSO Weekend since 2008 and produced several radio dramas and specials . In 2009 Jerry received the Best Feature award from Public Radio News Directors Inc., and was named the 2023 winner of the Ohio Associated Press Media Editors Best Anchor/News Host award. His current, heart-felt projects include the occasional series Bulletin Board Diaries, which focuses on local, old-school advertisers and small business owners. He has also returned as the co-host Alpha Rhythms.