Many St. Louis families are struggling right now. Read our latest State of the Community and learn what we're doing to help families with real need, right now.

At Beyond Housing, we help entire communities become better places to live

We began with housing in 1975, but experience and much listening taught us that home is more than housing.  To truly thrive, people also need access to quality childcare, education, health, jobs, financial services, and more. They need help in a crisis and support to achieve dreams.  Successful communities provide those resources. Beyond Housing empowers communities to provide them.


Ask, Align, Act
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The Voices of the People Drives Our Work.
Ask, Align, Act
The community’s voice drives our work.

In meetings with community members, a circle of asking, listening, and responding ensures that the community’s voice is heard. From there, we align often significant resources and act to make their vision a reality.

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We don’t just say holistic
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We focus on all the areas that help communities thrive.
We don't just say holistic
We focus on all the areas that help communities thrive.

With unstable housing, health issues or parents struggling to find work, a child can’t live up to her potential.  We address housing, education, health, employment, personal finance, community engagement and economic development.

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Collective Impact
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We align partners and resources.
Collective Impact
We align partners and resources.

To achieve a higher level of impact, we bring together nonprofits, civic leaders, and corporate partners to support a vision shared by the community. Marshalling support for a common goal is critical to helping efforts flourish.

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Supporting children and families within the community

Real Need, Right Now

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    While many of us worry, this is what real fear looks like

    Much like we saw during the 2008 financial crisis, low-income families in areas like the 24:1 Community will be hit the hardest during the COVID-19 crisis. They will also be the last to recover.
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    A Growing Crisis in North St. Louis County

    We’d like to provide you with the latest summary of the conditions in the communities we serve in North St. Louis County and what Beyond Housing and our many nonprofit partners are doing to help many of our region’s most vulnerable during this crisis.
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    On Saturday, March 30th, we held our first drive-thru food distribution scheduled for 11a.m.–1p.m. By 9a.m., a line of cars had already assembled. At 10:20, the line was so long that we decided to open the gates and begin the distribution.
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Completed in 2019, Pine Lawn Manor consists of 41 new three-bedroom rental homes, bringing Beyond Housing's total rental portfolio to 500 units.

Beyond Housing's Family Engagement Liasons (FELS) working within each of the Normandy schools helped improve overall test scores from 7.1% to 62.5% and high school graduation rates grew from 54% to 81%.

Over $100 million raised and invested in the 24:1 Community since 2010

30% reduced infant mortality between 2013 and 2017

18% reduction in child obesity rates since winter of 2013

On December 1, 2017, the Missouri Board of Education voted unanimously to upgrade the Normandy Schools Collaborative (NSC) accreditation to “provisional”.

Completed in 2016 Vetter Place, a 53-unit senior living facility, provides affordable housing, wellness, and social activity programs in Pine Lawn.

1st ever municipal merger in St. Louis County

Opened in 2010, the new Save A Lot brought the first grocery store to Pagedale in more than 40 years – giving residents access to fresh, healthy, and affordable food.

The 24:1 Cinema opened in 2015 in the heart of Pagedale Town Center. In its third year, roughly 80,000 people came through its doors.

The 24:1 Initiative brought together more than 200 clergy leaders in conjunction with the Normandy Schools Collaborative, area mayors, police, and others to support community building efforts.

The 24:1 Community welcomed Affinia Healthcare to the area in 2017, with a primary care center in the Pagedale Town Center and a satellite center at Normandy High School.

Opened in 2018, the 24:1 Café gives residents a place within their own community to grab a cup of coffee, enjoy breakfast and lunch, and socialize with other residents.

Midwest Bank Centre has become a $40 million branch with three times the projected levels of deposits through products designed to serve the specific needs of people in the 24:1 Community.

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