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Saint Louis Community Builders Exchange

FEBRUARY 20, 2013

FROM THE FIELD

Neighborhood Organizations: Critical Partners in Successful Neighborhood Revitalization

The St. Louis region has well-established neighborhoods, 79 in the city alone. Over the years many of these neighborhoods experienced decline, out migration and abandonment...

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Amazing Candidate Race
Livable St. Louis Network and Trailnet present the first St. Louis candidate forum focused on livability issues. Aldermanic and Mayoral candidates in the City of St. Louis square off tonight at 7pm at the Contemporary Art Museum. For more information click here.

Call for Nominations for the 2013 Community Builders Network Awards Reception
CBN hosts its first awards reception celebrating the efforts of those impacting communities and revitalizing neighborhoods. The deadline is February 22! To submit your nomination click here.

City of St. Louis Board of Alderman Finalize Mediation Foreclosure Ordinance
The St. Louis Board of Alderman finalized a foreclosure mediation bill to support homeowners facing foreclosure. The board has enacted a $1000 penalty to those who don't comply with the new bill. To read the full story click here.

Bank-On Save-Up St. Louis
The St. Louis Regional Unbanked Task Force has created an initiative with a goal to open 20,000 checking and savings accounts for St. Louis residents by 2015. For information about their kick off event click here.

East West Gateway TOD Informational Meetings
East West Gateway to host meetings discussing what transit oriented development is, what potential it brings for metrolink stations, and design options for each station selected in the Regional Plan for Sustainable Development. To see a list of metrolink stations and dates of meetings click here.

EPA Releases Report on the Impact of Smart Growth on Underdeveloped Communities
The EPA has released a report which outlines how smart growth, equitable development, and environmental justice can have positive impacts on minority, low-income and tribal communities. To read the full report click here.

CONFERENCES & SEMINARS

Urban Sustainability Conference
SLU School of Law hosts the Saving the Cities:How to Make America's Urban Core Sustainable in the 21st Century on March 1st. For more information click click here.

Arts and Community Development
The Public Policy Research Center and School of Social Work at UMSL hosts a free seminar discussing data and the arts as a stimulus for community development. For more information click here.

TRAINING & WORKSHOPS

Financial Management and Sustainability Training
Washington University's Brown School offers a week long training discussing strategies used in financing and operating mixed income communities. For more information click here.

Green Communities Multifamily Retrofit Toolkit
Enterprise offers a series of online events discussing topics centered around housing and community development. The Toolkit distills Enterprise’s experience retrofitting multifamily affordable housing into the critical steps necessary for success. For more information click here.

IRS Workshop for Small to Mid-Size Nonprofits
UMSL's School of Professional and Continuing Studies offers this special, low-cost workshop to hear directly from the IRS about the benefits and responsibilities of being a 501(c)(3). For more information click here.

EVENTS

Feb 21
Bank On Save-Up St. Louis

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!

Smart Growth Implementation Assistance
The EPA is accepting applications for the Smart Growth Implementation Assistance fund, helping communities find solutions to economic and development issues. For more information click here.

President/CEO
Northside Community Housing Inc. seeks a President to oversee the nonprofit housing and community development organization. To view the job description click here.

HUD Reports Small Decline in Homelessness in 2012
HUD's annual 'point-in-time' estimate seeks to measure the scope of homelessness over the course of one night every January. Based on data reported by more than 3,000 cities and counties, last January's estimate reveals a marginal decline in overall homelessness (-0.4%) along with a seven percent drop in homelessness among veterans and those experiencing long-term or chronic homelessness. For the full publication click here.

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