The Community Development Administration (CDA) of the City of St. Louis held its 2015 Community Development Week Awards Ceremony last night, 4.8.2015, at the Jewel Box in Forest Park. Rise received one of the awards for “Housing Development Projects of the Year” for our work at Fox Manor Apartments. Stephen Acree, Executive Director and President of Rise, graciously accepted the award highlighting the work of the staff at Rise. CDA promotes neighborhood growth and stabilization through the production of new and rehabilitated housing, especially for low and moderate income people.
Community Advocate of the Year – Judge jimmy Edwards, Executive Director of the Year – Otis Williams of the St. Louis Development Corporation, Housing Development Projects of the Year – Rise for Fox Manor Apartments along with The St. Louis Housing Authority and McCormack Baron Salazar for North Sarah Place II, Housing Developer of the Year – Rubicon Corporation, Youth Program of the Year – Harambee Youth Training Program, and Neighborhood Improvement Programs of the Year – Hamilton Heights Neighborhood Organization along with Tower Grove Neighborhoods Community Development Corporation.
Thanks to CDA for doing a great job on the production of this event and it was good to see so many people in attendance who do the hard work of community development in the St. Louis area. Commerce Bank and Enterprise Holdings sponsored the event.