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Saint Louis Community Builders Exchange

APRIL 03, 2013

FROM THE FIELD

The Metropolitan Saint Louis CRA Association

By David R. Noble - Chairman of the Executive Board of Directors
Metropolitan St Louis CRA Association


The Metropolitan St Louis CRA Association was formed at the suggestion of the Federal Regulators: the Federal Reserve Bank of St Louis, the FDIC and the OCC. ...

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Tonight 2013 Community Builders Awards Reception
The event will recognize outstanding leadership, innovation and creativity in creating whole communities in the St. Louis Region. Please come out and support these organizations and individuals in making the St. Louis region a more vibrant place to live, work and grow. For more information click here.

Representative to Support National Housing Trust Fund with New Bill
Rep. Ellison introduced the bill supporting the Trust Fund and NLIHC has been helping citizens and communities advocate for it. For more on the bill click here and to voice support click here.

RPSD Changes Name to Captivate New Vision
The Regional Plan for Sustainable Development has changed its name to OneSTL: Many Communities, One Future in the effort to highlight the many collaborations of residents, local government and regional organizations needed to successfully complete this 3 year plan. For more information and the first newsletter click here.

Great Rivers Greenway Shaw Park Ribbon Cutting
GRG will celebrate the opening of the Centennial Greenway on April 26 in Shaw Park which connects Clayton, University City, Olive and Ladue. This is part of a larger goal to create a more walkable and bikeable region. For more information click here.

CONFERENCES & SEMINARS

Community Development Summit
The Pittsburgh Community Reinvestment Group to host its 3rd annual community development summit on May 21 & 22nd at the Omni William Penn Hotel as they celebrate 25 years of building complete communities. For more information click here.

EHOC Annual Fair Housing Conference
The Equal Housing and Opportunity Council of St. Louis hosts this conference at the Missouri History Museum on April 5th. The focus of this year's conference will be the cost and consequences of residential segregation and its impact on the region. For more information click here.

TRAINING & WORKSHOPS

St. Charles Community Council Luncheon
St. Charles Community Council to host "Building Stronger Economic Foundations for Households and Communities" luncheon on April 4 with speaker Daniel Davis from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. For more information click here.

What's Brewing Series: Corridor Development
This free event by UMSL's Community Partnership Project will explore Beyond Housing's collaborative efforts to do corridor development in the 24:1 initiative footprint. For more information click here.

Exploring Shared Housing
Enterprise presents this shared housing webinar discussing how shared housing can meet a community's housing needs. For more information click here.

IRS Workshop for Small and Mid-Sized 501 (c)(3) Organization
This workshop by UMSL NPML gives 501 (c)(3)'s an opportunity to talk with representatives from the IRS about rules and regulations that directly affect their organizations. For more information click here.

EVENTS

April 03
2013 CBN Awards Reception

April 06
Grace Hill Health and Resource Fair

April 18
Lemay Housing Partnership Inc Tasting for Change

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!

Outdoor Recreation Grants
The Department of Natural Resource's State Park Division has funds available to cities, counties and school districts for outdoor recreation projects. For more information click here.

Economic Development Assistance Program
The EDA has funds available to organizations who can cultivate innovative ideas that will service economically distress communities and develop an environmentally sustainable region. For more information click here.

The Impact of Targeted Public and Nonprofit Investments on Neighborhood Development
This report discusses the impact of focusing private and public investments on low income communities in Richmond,VA. The report shows that in a given block, if investments exceeded $20,100, the sales price for homes in that area increased by as much as 50% making an argument for concentrated investment. For the full publication click here.

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