Lemay Housing Partnership, Inc.

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Executive Director: Reginald Scott
Email: reginald@lemayhousing.org
Phone: (314) 631-9905
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 16356, Lemay, MO 63125
Website: http://www.lemayhousing.org

Lemay Housing Partnership (LHP) was born out of the dedicated work of Lemay citizens. In the 1990s, when the gaming industry was vying for a license to construct an entertainment complex on the Mississippi River at the port in Lemay, a group of Lemay residents and businesspeople were instrumental in requiring the gaming developer to set aside funds for the improvement of housing in Lemay. The St. Louis County Port Authority received $225,000, which became the seed money to start the Lemay Housing Partnership. The casino, on the other hand, did not materialize.

LHP was incorporated on May 4, 1998, hired its first executive director in the fall of 1998, and received its 501(c)(3) non-profit classification from the Internal Revenue Service. It was designated a certified Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO) by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Since then, the Partnership has invested millions of dollars back into the Lemay community through its housing programs.

In November 2001, the Partnership was recognized by the East-West Gateway Coordinating Council (now the East-West Gateway Council of Governments). LHP was one of three organizations from throughout the entire metropolitan area to receive the Community Initiative Award for Outstanding Achievement in Local Government. In 2013, LHP was approved as a HUD Certified Housing Counseling Agency.

Today, LHP is a CHDO serving the Lemay community with services in three primary areas: home repair, home buyer training and downpayment assistance, and new home construction. LHP also coordinates and assists beautification programs and supports area neighborhood associations. LHP has been able to leverage volunteer hours through its Partners for Improved Neighborhoods program to provide homeowner education workshops, support to neighborhood groups, volunteers to do simple home repairs, and professionals to do complicated home repairs.