June 2013

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Homebuyer Assistance Program in St. Louis County | June 2013

It’s home buying season!  Home buyers in St. Louis County may be eligible to receive up to $3,000 in down payment and closing cost assistance as part of the 1st HOME Down Payment Loan Program*. Eligible candidates must be first time buyers (or not owned a home in the past three years) and meet income … Continue reading

Children’s Service Fund | Needs Assessment and Nine Network

Children’s Mental Health Awareness Events in St. Louis County Last spring, the St. Louis County Children’s Service Fund initiated its most recent needs assessment focused on behavioral health issues impacting children, youth and families within St. Louis County. The School of Social Work at Saint Louis University, the Missouri Institute of Mental Health, and the … Continue reading

Betsy Cohen Talks St. Louis And Immigration

As the new director of Immigration & Innovation for World Trade Center St. Louis, Betsy Cohen has had a busy first month, meeting many of those who make up the diverse mosaic of St. Louis. We asked her what’s next as St. Louis gears up to have the fastest rate of foreign born growth by … Continue reading

Region Adds New Economic Growth Tool To The Arsenal

ST. LOUIS REGION WINS NEW VISA APPROVAL St. Louis now has one more avenue for welcoming both immigrants and investors. It’s a federal program designed to grow jobs and increase foreign investment by offering visas to the immigrant investors who make the growth possible. The EB-5 visa program, as it is known nationally, takes on … Continue reading

Lemay Housing Resource Fair | June 15th

Come celebrate homeownership month in St. Louis County with St. Louis County!  The Office of Community Development is co-sponsoring the inaugural Housing Resource Fair with Lemay Housing Partnership, Inc. on June 15, 2013.  The event will be held from 10:00 am to 2 pm at the Maria Center (located on the campus of the School … Continue reading

Five WIC Locations Serving Families In St. Louis County

The Saint Louis County Department of Health offers WIC services at five locations – including at its new Health Campus, located at 6121 North Hanley Road. “WIC” is shorthand for the federally-sponsored “Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children.”  The program serves nearly half of all infants born in the United States as well … Continue reading

Our Courts Taking Mental Health Seriously

Over the past years, the criminal justice system has been feeling the impact of the many mental hospitals and institutions closing throughout the United States.  This fact is very evident in the St. Louis City and St. Louis County area.  In 2000, St. Louis City approached the problems of arrestees with mental illness by establishing … Continue reading

County Courts Project In Motion

Construction to Start This Fall on County Courts Project Work will begin this fall on the County Courts Project – an infrastructure investment that includes construction of a new family courts building, significant renovations to the existing County Courthouse in Clayton and upgrades to the parking garage beneath the Courts building. Public Works, Highways and … Continue reading

Calling June Parks…

FEAST in the Park Events Kick-Off in June Over the past few years, the food truck craze has taken St. Louis by storm. In fact, the number of food trucks operating in St. Louis has more than doubled since June 2010 when the first truck hit the streets. The phenomenon grew so quickly that the … Continue reading

Property Value Appeals – 2013

Every couple of years during the odd year, such as 2013, state law requires the Assessor to establish the fair market value of real property. Fair market value is the amount that the Assessor feels your property would sell for on the open market. A percentage of that appraised value, called the “assessed value”, is … Continue reading