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Saint Louis Community Builders Exchange

APRIL 17, 2013

FROM THE FIELD

INCLUSION MEANS GOOD BUSINESS

By Sal Martinez, Executive Director & Co-Founder
Community Renewal & Development Inc. & MCI


Over the past few years, the St. Louis construction marketplace has been flooded with calls, protests, meetings, disparity studies and other activities focused on minority participation in business contracts and construction jobs...

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Clayton's Complete Street Policy Ranked in the Top 10 Complete Streets Policy
The National Complete Street Coalition recognizes Clayton's Streets Policy for its achievement in making downtown Clayton more walkable, bikeable and transit friendly. To read the full story click here.

St. Louis Residents Value Parks, Trails and the St. Louis Arch, Voters Pass Prop P
ROn April 2nd, voters took to the polls and voiced their support for St. Louis parks, trails and the St.Louis Arch. Prop P will provide funds to maintain and improve the regions parks as well as the St. Louis Arch grounds. For more information click here.

New Dates Announced for the St.Louis Regional Transit-Oriented Development Study
The next round of public meetings for the North Hanley, JJK/Emerson, Fairview Heights, Roch Road and Union Station MetroLink Stations are happening this week. For more details about locations and time of meetings, click here.

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon Signs Tax Credit Bills
Governor Nixon signed a number of tax credits ranging from charitable credits for food pantries to economic development in low income communities. Historic and Low Income Housing Tax Credits caps are still uncertain. For more information click here.

Anti-Foreclosure Mediation Bill to Reach the Senate
The anti-foreclosure mediation bill will be decided on by the Senate to determine whether or not local laws can interfere with a loan agreement between homeowner and banks. For more information click here.

CONFERENCES & SEMINARS

2013 UNCA Neighborhood Revitalization Conference
The United Neighborhood Centers of America are set to host their conference on June 27-28 in Washington, DC focusing on integrating health, education, housing and other issues that impact neighborhoods. For more information click here.

TRAINING & WORKSHOPS

Green Infrastructure Breakfast
Heartlands Conservancy hosts a breakfast conversation discussing how green infrastructure adds value to communities. 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.

UMSL Landlord Training Program
This 6 hour class over May 9th and 16th will provide information on how to be successful in the rental housing business. For more information click here.

EVENTS

April 18
Lemay Housing Partnership Inc Tasting for Change

April 19
Old North St. Louis Trivia Night

April 24
Dorsett Road Great Streets Open House

April 25
Invest STL Know Your Neighborhoods: Cherokee Street

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!

Choice Neighborhood Planning Grant
HUD has funds available to improve severely distressed public or HUD assisted housing in distressed neighborhoods. For more information on this grant click here.

Homeownership Grant Program
Wells Fargo has funds available to local nonprofits with a focus in housing to create opportunities for low to moderate income families to obtain sustainable housing. For more information click here.

Children Advocacy Grant Program
The Deaconess Foundation seeks proposals from nonprofits who advocate for and address the needs of children from low-to-moderate income families and communities. For the RFP click here. For the grant application click here.

Donation Acquisition Assistant
Habitat for Humanity St. Louis is seeking a Donation Acquisition Assistant. For more information click here.

How Housing Matters Survey Finds American Attitudes Transformed by Housing Crisis, Changes in Life Style
The MacArthur Foundation reports on the perceptions and attitudes of American homeowners due to the housing crisis, many believing that they are still in the middle of the crisis or more devastation is afoot. For the full publication click here.

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