The public sector has long been a crucial partner and provider of investment in communities. From housing to sidewalks to small business loans to zoning to transportation and more, government helps community building organizations and residents achieve their visions for their neighborhoods. We look forward to working with governments throughout the region to build great places for people to live. We hope you will find this page a resource for news, research, best practices, and policy recommendations regarding government and neighborhood improvement.
Policy Recommendations for Government
Working with governments throughout our region, we hope to partner on policy changes that improve our collective ability to foster great neighborhoods. To open the conversation, below are some potential ways we believe the philanthropic community could improve St. Louis’ regional community building system.
- Encourage standard, clear, and transparent funding criteria for the allocation of grant funds under CDBG, HOME, Affordable Housing Trust Fund, and other programs
- Expand affordable housing trust funds in the St. Louis region
- Create clear and strong programs to encourage Minority/Women Business Enterprises on publicly funded housing and community development projects in the St. Louis metropolitan region
For more detailed policy recommendations, see below:
- St. Louis City Policy Recommendations (February 22, 2013)
- St. Louis County Policy Recommendations (April 17, 2013)