2014 Spring Residential Development Grant Winners Announced
The City of St. Louis Community Development Administration released its 2014 Housing Development awardees. For a complete list of awardees click here.
What's Best for A Former St. Louis Housing Project Site?
Michael Allen's Next City Column discusses potential development options for the site of the former Pruitt-Igoe housing project. For the full story, click here.
Treasury Department and HUD Partner to Create More Affordable Housing
The Treasury Department and HUD are partnering to expand access to capital and to lower interest rates for agencies that work with affordable multifamily housing. For the full story, click here.
Contemporary Architecture coming to the Grove
Paramount Property Development in partnership with Sean Spencer, of the Tower Grove Neighborhoods Community Development Corporation, and architect UIC have released plans to build a new mixed-use development on Manchester Avenue in the Grove. For the full story, click here.
CONFERENCES & SEMINARS
Advancing Sustainable Community Development Seminar
Rise will host the Advancing Sustainable Community Development seminar on August 22 at the Thomas Dunn Learning Center. Attendees will learn how to identify key elements in designing a successful social venture, understand the role of enterprise development in reducing poverty and more. For more information, click here.
Fair Housing Conference
The Civil Rights Enforcement Agency will host this conference to inform attendants on fair housing laws and issues on September 5 at the Sheraton St. Louis City Center. For more information click here and for registration information click here.
Get Plugged In...Downtown Conference
Missouri Main Street Connection is hosting a three day conference on community revitalization, rehabilitation, and preservation starting on July 29 at various locations in Clayton and in Kirkwood. For more information, click here, and to register, click here.
TRAINING & WORKSHOPS
Improving the Pedestrian Experience Workshop
Trailnet is hosting a free workshop on improving the pedestrian experience on Wednesday August 27 beginning at 8am. The event will be held downtown, at the Laclede Group Conference Center. To register, click here.
CRA Networking and Panel Discussion
SLEHCRA will host a St. Louis CRA networking and panel discussion event on August 8th, educating attendees on the CRA review process, best practices for community development collaborations and more. For more information, click here.
Neighborhood Leadership Academy
UMSL's Neighborhood Leadership Academy is accepting applications for its 2014 Fall Session. The Academy offers 10 courses over a three month period in a variety of subjects pertaining to improving communities. For more information, click here.
Perspectives on Property Tax Exemption
St. Louis County Assessor Jake Zimmerman and his staff will host this course today, July 23rd beginning at 3pm. Mr. Zimmerman and his staff will present information on concerns of the Assessor's office in regards to property tax exemption 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.
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!