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Saint Louis Community Builders Exchange

MAY 1, 2013


HUD Announcement Opens Window of Opportunity for the City

By Antionette Cousins (top) Executive Director, Riverview West Florissant
      Development Corporation and President, CBN Board of Directors; And

      Tom Pickel (bottom), Executive Director, DeSales Community Housing Corporation
      Vice President, CBN Board of Directors

On April 18th, the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) met with the City of St. Louis Board of Alderman and announced that the City may no longer distribute federal funds by ward.  It must adopt a transparent city wide grant process open to everyone.... For the full story click here

Land Lab Competition Sparks Innovation and Conversation in St. Louis
Washington University's Land Lab Competition has ignited conversations about creative ways to transform vacant lots into neighborhood revitalization tools.  Winners of the competition will have their ideas built on vacant lots in the Old North Neighborhood. For more information click here.

Americans Begin to Receive Foreclosure Settlement Checks
4.2 Million Americans to receive their portion of a billion dollar settlement reached between federal regulators and lenders, amounts ranging from $300 to $125,000.  For more information click here.

Foreclosure Mediation Bill One Step Closer to being Abolished
The Missouri State House passed a bill to abolish foreclosure mediation on April 4th.  The St. Louis mediation bill in jeopardy gives homeowners an opportunity to negotiate a sustainable payment option on their mortgage. For more information click here.

STL Youth Jobs to Provide Area Youth with Summer Employment
STL Youth Jobs has job openings for youth ages 16-23 in specific St. Louis City neighborhoods. For more information click here.


2013 UNCA Neighborhood Revitalization Conference
The United Neighborhood Centers of America are set to host their conference on June 27-28 in Washington, DC focusing on integrating health, education, housing and other issues that impact neighborhoods. For more information click here.

South County Connector
Trailnet hosts the South County Connector event on May 8 discussing current and future developments and how this will impact the South County region as well as surrounding areas.  For more information click here.

Creating Livable Homes and Communities
The Universal Design Summit is May 6-8  focusing on the importance of a universal approach to housing, sustainable community design and affordable living environments.  For more information click here.

2013 Building Relationships/ Strengthening Nonprofits Conference
Nonprofit Missouri hosts this conference on June 12 & 13 in Columbia, Mo. discussing leadership, advocacy and public policy, and human resources.  For more information click here.


Green Infrastructure Breakfast
Heartlands Conservancy to host May 16 breakfast conversation discussing how green infrastructure adds value to communities. For more information click here.

Fundraising Institute
The Nonprofit Management and Leadership program at UMSL introduces the Fundraising Institute from June 17-20 providing courses on grant writing, planned giving, ethical fundraising, special events, and more. For more information click here.

UMSL Landlord Training Program
This 6 hour class over May 9th and 16th will provide information on how to be successful in the rental housing business. For more information click here.



The St. Louis Community Builders Exchange is a partnership between the Community Builders Network of Metro St. Louis, the St. Louis Home Repair Network, and the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis to bring you quality up-to-date community development information. Look for the St. Louis Community Builders Exchange every other Wednesday morning!

Sustainable Environment Program
The Surdna Foundation has funds available to organizations that seek to create sustainable infrastructure, energy efficiency, urban water management and regional food supply.  For more information click here.

Sustainable Neighborhood Small Grant Competition
The City of St. Louis is hosting a small grant competition that will award seven $5,000 grants to fund community group projects that will improve livability in neighborhoods.  For more information click here.

Photography Project Director
UMSL's Public Policy Research Center has an immediate opening for a photography director to oversee community photography exhibits, fundraisers and manage the department's budget. For more information click here.

Building Department Administrative Assistant
The City of Jennings is accepting applications for the position of Administrative Assistant under the guidance of the Director of Housing and Economic Development. For more information click here.

Asset Building Through Shared-Equity Homeownership 
Shelterforce looked at the question "Does shared-equity homeownership build assets?" In short, the answer is yes. Find out how it compared to investing in the stock market and more in their one pager. For more information click here.

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