The Task Force is charged with developing recommendations for establishment of a housing trust fund in St. Louis County, including:
1. An outline of strategic funding priorities to address affordable housing and related needs of the citizens of St. Louis County.
2. The amount of revenue needed to meaningfully fund these priorities and identification of potential revenue sources, including existing financial resources that could be reallocated and any possible new sources of revenue.
3. The appropriate governance and administrative framework for the fund, including guidelines for distribution of funds.
4. Other complementary policy proposals that would enhance the establishment and functionality of the fund, as necessary.
The 18-member group is meeting monthly between June and December and plans to submit its report with recommendations to the County Executive in the first quarter of 2019. The County Executive's Office, St. Louis County Planning department and Human Services department are supporting the task force.
Do you think you would be eligible for programs offered by an affordable housing trust fund? Help us determine funding priorities.
Are you a stakeholder who would like to tell us what you think about the work of this task force?
Read the Executive Order that created the St. Louis County Affordable Housing Trust Fund Task Force.
Meeting 2 – Public Notice
Meeting 3 – Public Notice
If you would like to share your thoughts or ideas or simply make a comment, please use the form below. A representative of the Task Force will respond to you via email or phone
Co-Chair Adrian Bracy, YWCA Metro St. Louis
Co-Chair Chris Krehmeyer, Beyond Housing
Amelia Bond, St. Louis Community Foundation
Zack Boyers, U.S. Bank CDC
Ethel Byndom, St. Louis County Executive Office
Cynthia Duffe, Gateway Housing First
Karl Guenther, UMSL Public Policy Research Center
Erica Henderson, St. Louis Economic Development Partnership
Veta Jeffery, Midwest Bank Centre
Will Jordan, Equal Housing Opportunity Council
John Kennedy, St. Louis Equity Fund
Michael McMillan, Urban League
Molly Metzger, Washington University Brown School
Gary Parker, Clark-Fox Policy Institute, Washington University
Kate Reese, The Housing Partnership
Susan Rollins, Housing Authority of St. Louis County
Esther Shin, Urban Strategies
Donald Stevens, St. Louis County Resident