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Saint Louis Community Builders Exchange

April 30, 2014.

FROM THE FIELD

Checks and Balances with Low Income Housing Tax Credits

By Stephen Acree, president and executive director of Rise (formerly RHCDA) and Chris Krehmeyer, president and CEO of Beyond Housing

The great omission in debates about Missouri’s low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) program is the children, seniors and disabled Missourians that call the units produced home.

For the full article click here.

 

Cortex to accept Development proposals for New Residential Project
Cortex seeks a residential developer to build a mid-rise residential building just west of the Ikea store.  The deadline for submitting proposals is May 1st.
For the full story click here.

The New Tower Grove Neighborhood CDC to host Better Block Event
Tower Grove Neighborhoods CDC to host Tower Grove Better Block Event on May 10th.  This event offers more information about the Better Block program and will include live entertainment, shops, crafts, food and more.   For the full story click here.


Federal Judge Dismisses Loop Trolley Lawsuit 
A lawsuit against the University City Loop Trolley has been dismissed clearing a hurdle to restart progress. For the full story click here.

St. Louis on the Air Explores Local Housing Market
Don Marsh of St. Louis on the Air focused on the St. Louis housing market with guests Allen Brake and Brock MacLean, housing experts. For the article and radio show click here. 

Neighborhood Grocery Store Closes, Threat of Food Desert Looms
Schnucks grocery store on N. Grand Ave is scheduled to close on May 10th, leaving area residents with fewer options for fresh, healthly foods.  For the full story click here.

CONFERENCES & SEMINARS

NPML Fundraising Institute
UMSL's Nonprofit Management and Leadership program is hosting its annual Fundraising Institute beginning on June 16th This program will offer the most current fundraising trends, ideas and best practices.  For more information 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.  

TRAINING & WORKSHOPS

Fair Housing Accessibility Training
Urban League of Metro St. Louis and HUD hosts this training class on May 21st from 8-4:30 at the Urban League Vaughn Cultural Center.  This training will discuss how to comply with HUD's fair housing act and much more.  For more information click here.


Affordable Housing and Mixed Income Community Management Series
Washington University's Brown School of Social Work with Neighborworks offers a series of three courses on affordable housing development and mixed income community management beginning in August.  The courses my be taken individually or you can complete the series and receive a Washington University certificate of completion.  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.

EVENTS

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!

Strong Communities Award
The Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines is offering the Strong Communities Award to organizations who identify economic development issues in their communities and have created solutions for them.  For more information click here.

CDA's 2014 NOFA Application
There have been recent updates made to the CDA's NOFA webpage. Please view the link below for the updated information.
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.



 
Comprehensive Planner
St. Louis County Department of Planning seeks a comprehensive planner to develop and manage planning projects and prepare community plans among other responsibilities.  For more information click here.
Equity mapping can make a case for targeted investments
Researchers from HUD PD&R Edge online magazine reports on equity mapping and how it can be used to assist decision-makers in targeting investments in low-to-moderate income areas that increases access to opportunity.  For the report, click here.
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