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(May 1, 2019) Guest host Sharon Stevens (left) disccused a new report that outlines affordable housing solutions with St. Louis County Affordable Housing Trust Fund Task Force co-chairs Adrian Bracy (center) and Chris Krehmeyer on Wednesday's talk show.
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A new report by the St. Louis County Affordable Housing Trust Fund Task Force outlines various “place-based” and “mobility-based” strategies to create pathways for very low- and low-income families to move into neighborhoods with existing opportunity.

On Wednesday’s St. Louis on the Air, guest host Sharon Stevens discussed the report in depth with Chris Krehmeyer and Adrian Bracy, co-chairs of the task force. Chris Krehmeyer is the CEO of Beyond Housing and Adrian Bracy is the CEO of the YWCA of Metro St. Louis.

The task force was established last year by then-County Executive Steve Stenger. Members of the coalition hope to continue its mission despite Stenger’s resignation on Monday.

Jason Purnell (left) and Will Jordan (right) discuss current housing inequities in the St. Louis region.
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This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act. But how far has equitable housing come in St. Louis? The Delmar Divide is among the most noticeable forms of housing segregation in the area.

On Tuesday’s St. Louis on the Air, host Don Marsh talked about a new report on segregation in housing in the St. Louis region. On April 25, the Metropolitan St. Louis Equal Housing Opportunity Council and the For the Sake of All partnership will address the issue at the Fair Housing Conference held at the University of Missouri-St. Louis (UMSL).

St. Louis Adds $1 Million To Home Repair Program

Nov 27, 2014
St. Louis City Hall
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St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay has directed the city’s Affordable Housing Commission to set aside an additional $1 million for its Home Repair Program.

The commission has already authorized more than $2.4 million from its Housing Trust Fund  to assist nearly 900 income-qualified applicants to  keep their aging homes safe and livable. 

According to a statement from the mayor’s office, the additional allotment will be prioritized for nearly 1,900 homeowners to finish needed work.