DeSales Community Housing Corporation
Executive Director: Thomas Pickel
Phone: (314) 776-5444
Address: 2759 Russell Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63104
Founded in 1976, DeSales Community Housing Corporation is a community-based nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization created to help improve the housing stock and promote investment in the Fox Park and Tower Grove East neighborhoods. The organization focuses program activities in four main areas: housing development, property management, technical assistance, and neighborhood improvement.
With the belief that high-quality property management serves as an important component of community development, DeSales started its own property management company, Fox Grove Management LLC, in 2005. Fox Grove manages all of DeSales’ market-rate and affordable housing units in South City, as well as additional properties owned by Northside Community Housing, Inc. in the Ville and Greater Ville neighborhoods. Fox Grove Management also operates DeSales’ Management Assistance Program (MAP). MAP provides management services to individual property owners. The program manages an average of 30 units.
More recently, DeSales has furthered its goal of providing comprehensive community development by managing improvements to the built environment and exploring community and public health initiatives.