block grants

Urban Development
2:36 pm
Mon February 3, 2014

Market Values Analysis Could Provide Roadmap For Development Funds

The market value analysis looks at a broad range of issues in St. Louis' real estate market, include the range of home sales prices.
(courtesy of Housing and Urban Development department)

City officials are bullish about a comprehensive data analysis aimed at providing guidance to steer money more strategically for housing and community development programs.

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development recently released a "market value analysis" of the city of St. Louis. It’s a snapshot that provides detailed information about foreclosures, housing prices, construction permits and commercial development around the city.

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On the Trail
5:00 am
Thu December 26, 2013

On The Trail: Aldermen Still Flex Muscle In Block Grant Funding

Credit via Flickr/Richie Diesterheft

When a Board of Aldermen committee made changes to St. Louis' community development block grant recommendations, it showed the city's legislative branch asserting itself against a power shift to the executive.

But not everybody was happy -- including the agency that gave the city the funds in the first place.

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Politics & Issues
5:00 am
Tue December 24, 2013

On The Trail: New Block Grant Process Shifted Power, Stirred Tensions

Credit via Flickr/Richie Diesterheft

When St. Louis changed how it divided out community development block grants, it marked a major sea change in how St. Louis government functions -- shifting power toward the mayor's administrative umbrella and away from individual aldermen.

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Politically Speaking
5:12 pm
Thu November 21, 2013

Politically Speaking: St. Louis Aldermanic President Reed On Power At City Hall, City-County Merger

(Jason Rosenbaum/St. Louis Beacon)

Every week, St. Louis Public Radio’s Chris McDaniel joins the St. Louis Beacon’s Jo Mannies and Jason Rosenbaum to talk about the week’s politics. Pinch-hitting for Chris this week was St. Louis Public Radio's Rachel Lippmann.

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Block Grants
4:23 pm
Fri November 8, 2013

St. Louis Aldermen Give Preliminary Approval To Allocation Of Social Service Dollars

(Rachel Lippmann/St. Louis Public Radio)

Development and social service agencies are taking stock today after the St. Louis Board of Aldermen gave preliminary approval to a measure that distributes more than $16 million in federal grants to agencies throughout the city.

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