St. Louis County releases recommendations for creating an Affordable Housing Trust Fund

St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger and members of the St. Louis County Affordable Housing Trust Fund Task Force released Recommendations for Establishment of an Affordable Housing Trust Fund in St. Louis County. Affordable Housing Trust Funds (AHTFs) receive dedicated sources of public funding to support the preservation and production of affordable housing and increase […]

Presenting a new tool to examine poverty and upward mobility in America

We know that where you live in St. Louis has a considerable influence on health. Children born into low-income areas with fewer resources are expected to have poorer health and live shorter lives than more affluent children in a zip code a few miles away. Now, thanks to a new, sophisticated data tool created by […]

St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger creates affordable housing task force, cites Segregation in St. Louis: Dismantling the Divide

Today, St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger signed an executive order creating a task force to begin the process of building an Affordable Housing Trust Fund for the county. Stenger announced the news at a press conference at the St. Louis County Health Department before the first meeting of the task force. The 18-member group […]

For the Sake of All and six partners release Segregation in St. Louis: Dismantling the Divide to a sold-out crowd

How do we begin to dismantle more than a century of damaging laws, policies, and practices that have created a “geography of inequity” in St. Louis so pervasive that our region currently ranks among the ten most segregated areas in the country? For the Sake of All in partnership with ArchCity Defenders, Ascend STL Inc., Community Builders Network of […]

Harvard class designs solutions for housing segregation in St. Louis

A recent St. Louis on the Air broadcast and article by Kelly Moffitt of St. Louis Public Radio highlights Harvard professor Daniel D’Oca’s urban planning and design project in which students created accessible solutions to address fair housing and urban segregation in the City of St. Louis. Led by Professor D’Oca, graduate students at the Harvard University School of Design studied the history […]