HUD St. Louis Office's Third Annual
Community Partnerships Award Event
|HUD Field Office Director Roy Pierce presents award to representatives from Owens Development and Owens Financial Services, and the St. Louis Multi-Family Center|
|HUD Field Office Director Roy Pierce presents award to North
East Community Action Agency (NECAC) Staff|
|Proud homeowner receives the key to his new house built through the NECAC Self-Help Program.|
Ten (10) local partners and the U. S. Department of Agriculture,
Missouri State Office of Rural Development, were presented with
Shining Star Awards recognizing their contributions to meeting HUD
national and local goals. The HUD St. Louis Field Office 2002 Shining
- Harris Stowe State College, a HBCU grant recipient, for using
the HBCU grant to organize and develop the Harris Stowe/Lucas
Heights partnership, which is working to revitalize the Lucas
Heights Neighborhood, St. Louis, MO.
- HOME SERVICES, Inc, a City of St. Louis CDBG Recipient, for
successfully developing, implementing, and providing home maintenance
services to elderly homeowners.
- DOORWAYS, a City of St. Louis CDBG Recipient, HUD Homeless
Continuum of Care Partner, a HUD Section 811 Grant Recipient,
for developing and producing 69 units of housing for homeless
persons with HIV/AIDS.
- Stephen Trampe, Owens and Owens Financial Services, for the
innovative rehabilitation of the historical Continental Life
Insurance Building, that is a multi-use, mixed-income, 108-unit
apartment building in midtown St. Louis. HUD insured the property
for approximately $12 million; and the City of St. Louis allocated
$3.5 million from CDBG.
- Neighborhood Council, a designated community housing development
organization, and City of St. Louis CDBG Recipient, for developing
and implementing viable housing counseling programs that are
producing new minority home buyers throughout the City of St.
- North East Community Action Corporation (NECAC), a designated
community housing development agency, recipient of numerous
HUD grants, a HUD-approved housing counseling agency, for developing
and implementing the first Section 8 Homeownership Program in
- Housing Authority of Columbia, Missouri for developing a
partnership with the Columbia Community Development Corporation
that produced four new homes for purchase by public housing
- St. Louis Housing Authority and the YMCA of Greater St. Louis
for operating a Performing Arts Center After School Program
for youth residing in public housing.
- Wellston Housing Authority for implementing management directives
and actions that have improved tremendously the accountability
and management of HUD's public housing investments in Wellston,
- Missouri State Office of Rural Development for partnering
with the Northeast Community Action Corporation and HUD to provide
successful homeownership opportunities for low-to-moderate income
families in rural Missouri.
Collectively, in one year's time, these 11 partners have produced
approximately 170 housing units; provided housing counseling services
to 350 families; provided social, recreational, enrichment, and
cultural activities for 112 public housing youth; improved by
19 percent management and accountability in one of the worst managed
public housing agencies in Eastern Missouri; and provided 1,076
minor home repairs; 138 safety and security installations; 107
accessibility modifications, and 897 energy and weatherization
services to elderly homeowners.