Rise and Lemay Housing Partnership to Host Groundbreaking Ceremony for 40 New Single-Family Homes in Lemay

Rise Community Development (Rise) and Lemay Housing Partnership, Inc. (LHP) to Host Groundbreaking for Community Members at Hancock Place School District

What: Rise in partnership with LHP will host a groundbreaking ceremony for Lemay Homes, consisting of 40 new, single-family homes.

Rise and LHP closed on this $9.0 million development with Missouri Housing Development Commission, St. Louis County, PNC Bank and Sugar Creek Capital.

The development features 36 three-bedroom homes and 4 four-bedroom homes with energy efficient appliances, functional floor plans, durable exterior finishes and at least one and a half baths. All of the homes will be built using sustainable design guidelines and will incorporate features of Universal Design.

The new single-family homes are affordable to families earning 60 percent or less of the Area Median Income.

Who: Missouri State Representative Bob Burns, St. Louis County Port Authority Commission Vice Chair Frank McHugh, Director of Planning at St. Louis County Government Glenn Powers, and St Louis County Councilman Kevin O’Leary among other dignitaries.


All community members who wish to attend

When: Tuesday, July 28, 2015, 10 AM to 11:30 AM
Visuals: Groundbreaking Ceremony featuring remarks from representatives of the State of Missouri and St. Louis County.
Where: Hancock Place School District, 9417 S. Broadway, Saint Louis, MO, 63125
Contact: Larry Perlmutter, Communications and Development Manager 314-333-7008

[email protected]



CDA Honors Rise and Others at 2015 Community Development Week Awards

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.

Awardees included:

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.


The City of St. Louis Solicits Comments on Evaluation Draft

The City of St. Louis is soliciting comments on its draft Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER). The CAPER is an overall review of the housing and community development activities undertaken in 2014 by the City of St. Louis.  It is part of the Consolidated Planning process, which is a pre-requisite to receiving federal HUD funds.

Public Hearing Notice/Public Comment Period

The Community Development Administration will conduct a public hearing on Thursday, March 19, 2015 at 5:30 p.m. in Suite 2000 at 1520 Market Street.  The purpose of this hearing is to solicit public comments pertaining to the 2014 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) prior to its submission to the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

Available for Review

The 2014 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) will be available in draft form for review by any interested citizen prior to submission to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development on March 6, 2015 at the City of St. Louis Central Library located at 1301 Olive Street. The draft report, including IDIS reports and the Financial Summary, will also be available for review at the offices of the Community Development Administration located at 1520 Market Street, Suite 2000.  Copies of the report may be downloaded from the City of St. Louis website at https://www.stlouis-mo.gov/government/departments/community-development/documents/index.cfm.

Written Comments

The views of citizens, public agencies, and other interested parties are strongly encouraged. Written comments or suggestions may be addressed to Ms. Alana Green, Director of Administration, Community Development Administration, 1520 Market, Suite 2000, St. Louis, MO 63103, or via e-mail at [email protected].  Comments are due by close of business on March 20, 2015.

Other Information

Persons with special needs or accommodations relating to handicapped accessibility or foreign language should contact Ms. Green via email at [email protected] or by phone at (314) 657-3844 or (314) 589-6000 (TDD). Interpreting services are available upon request for persons with hearing disabilities.  Interested parties should contact the Office on the Disabled at (314) 622-3686/voice or (314) 622-3693/TTY.

CDA is an equal opportunity agency (employer).  Minority participation is encouraged.


Dana Gray Speaks Out on Low-Income Renters Needing Energy Efficient Housing

Dana Gray serves as the Community Outreach Coordinator for Tower Grove Neighborhoods Community Development Corp. She began her work in community development in 2005 with the Southwest Garden Neighborhood Association.