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April 16, 2014.


Historic Preservation Means Economic Growth

By Andrew Weil, executive director of the Landmarks Association of St. Louis.

As the Missouri legislature debates the future of the state’s historic rehabilitation tax credit program, I would like to consider the meaning of the term “historic preservation” in the context of economic development.

In this context, historic preservation simply means the repair and reuse of high quality existing buildings.

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CBN Member Partners with Government agencies for Major Housing Development in St. Louis County
Lemay Housing Partnership collaborated with HUD, St. Louis County, St. Louis County Port Authority, Rise, Midwest Bank Centre and Wells Fargo to develop
energy efficient homes in St. Louis County. For the full story click here.

Area Research Network Conducts Sustainbility Research Survey
The St. Louis Metropolitan Research Exchange seeks sustainability research topics that will be of interest and beneficial to sustainability practitioners and policy makers.  For more information click here.

UMSL and the City of Normandy to make big announcement
UMSL and the City of Normandy to announce a new community development corporation, University Square, and art installation at UMSL South Metro Stop on April 17th.  The purpose of the new CDC is to promote economic development within the University Square's boundaries.  For the full story click here. For information about the announcement event click here.


For the Sake of All Conference
This multi-disciplinary project on the health and well-being of African Americans in St. Louis City and County will release its final report at a community conference on May 30th. For more information, click here.  

Save the Date
MOHWA to host its 4th annual Missouri Workforce Housing conference July 9-11th at the Lodge of the Four Season in Lake of the Ozarks.  For more information click here.
Great Rivers Greenway Ped and Bike Webinar Series
Great Rivers Greenway partnered with the Missouri Department of Transportation and the Transportation Engineering Association of Metro St. Louis  to host a series of webinars that are free and open to the public discussing a wide range of topics regarding pedestrian and bicycle safety.  For more information click here.  


Nonprofit Services Workshops
Nonprofit Service Center will host a series of workshops April 21-30 providing assistance to nonprofit organizations in the areas of proposal writing and engaging board members.  For more information click here.

Capacity Building Workshop
Community Development Administration for the City of St. Louis hosts a series of free capacity building workshops for nonprofit organizations discussing a wide range of relevant topics.  For more information click here.

UMSL Fundraising Institute
The UMSL Nonprofit Management and Leadership Program's 2014 Fundraising Institute offers training on the most up-to-date fundraising practices and ideas. For more information on the institute, click here.    



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CDA's 2014 NOFA Application
The Community Development Administration has released its housing production NOFA guidelines and application information.  For more information click here.

Deaconess Foundation
The Deaconess Foundation has funding opportunities available towards nonprofit organizations working on youth focused advocacy, collective impact network capacity, and community voice efforts among other categories.  For more information click here.

Homeless Services Grant
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration is accepting grants from organizations for the 2014 Grants for the Benefit of Homeless Individuals- Services in Supportive Housing program that benefits veterans suffering from substance abuse and chronic homelessness.  For more information click here.
Currently, there are no job opportunities available, please check out our next edition for more job opportunities. 
Rebound Neighborhoods in Weak Market Regions: The Case of St. Louis
Todd Swanstrom (UMSL) and Hank Webber (Washington University) presented research at the Urban Affairs Association conference in San Antonio recently on "rebound neighborhoods" in the St. Louis area.  The study of 218 census tracts in the areas of the region that were built up before 1950 identifies 38 as rebound tracts.  In contrast to the literature on gentrification, the study found that the rebound tracts were more racially and economically diverse than nonrebound tracts.  The study includes cases studies of five neighborhoods:  Central West End, Maplewood, Shaw, Botanical Heights, and Mark Twain.  For the report, click here.
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