Why Administration of City of St. Louis CDBG and HOME Funds is Changing and How you can be Prepared
Stephen Acree, President and CEO of the Regional Housing and Community Development Alliance, recounts why the recent changes to two of the largest sources of affordable housing and community development funding at the City of St. Louis are happening and how community organizations can prepare for the future. For the full story click here.
Tax Credits To Be Preserved For Another Year, Senate Adjourns
The Missouri legislature adjourned without reaching a decision on making substantial cuts to tax credits like the Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) and Affordable Housing Assistance Program (AHAP) among others. For the full story click here.
St. Vincent Greenway Inc To Host Community Action meeting
On June 15, St. Vincent Greenway Inc will host the first of two community action meetings discussing ideas of community members on the benefits of the greenway and what role they want St. Vincent Greenway Inc. to play in the community. For more information click here.
Old Partnership Embarks on Restoring Historic Homes in Forest park Southeast
Rebuilding Together St. Louis and Washington University Medical Center will take on a new project that will assist low income homeowners in the Forest Park Southeast neighborhood restore and maintain their homes. For the full story click here.
St. Louis City and County Form Coalition to Inspire Poor Communities and decrease Violence
The St. Louis Initiative to Reduce Violence (SIRV), created by Rev. B.T. Rice of New Horizon Church and the St. Louis County Branch of the NAACP, will work to decrease crime, increase quality of life and build trust among the youth. For more information click here.
Near South St. Louis Community Organizations Kick Off New Collaboration
Southwest Garden Property Owners Association, Park Central Development, Shaw Neighborhood Housing Corporation, DeSales Community Housing Corporation, and Grand Oak Hill Community Corporation kicked off their new collaboration for community improvement with an event focusing on supporting, engaging, and encouraging good landlord and developer practices. For the full story click here.
CONFERENCES & SEMINARS
Missouri Brownfields Conference
The Missouri Department of Natural Resources hosts this conference on June 11, in Jefferson City, Mo. The conference will discuss how to identify brownfields and resources available to redevelop these underused and unused properties. For more information click here.
Civic Engagement Webinar
UNCA and the Alliance for Children and Families offer a webinar for organizations interested in learning best practices in civic engagement. For more information click here. To learn how to participate in an evaluation support program click here.
TRAINING & WORKSHOPS
EPA Brownfield Grant Proposal Writing Strategies Workshop
The Missouri Department of Natural Resources has a free one day workshop that will assist grant writers with applying for EPA Brownfield Assessment Grants. The workshop is on June 12, in Jefferson City, MO. For more information click here and to register click here.
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.
Accounting and Fundraising Workshop
The Mission Center Nonprofit Services offers a workshop on June 6, from 9am-Noon outlining strategies for tracking expenses, budgeting and planning. For more information click here.
WHO WE ARE
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!