Beyond Housing is a nationally recognized community development organization dedicated to creating a stronger, more equitable St. Louis for all. Our comprehensive model is built on the understanding that strengthening families and transforming communities isn’t simple—it’s complex and requires a comprehensive, multipronged effort. Over the years we have created the infrastructure of staff, partners, programs, and relationships that is essential for fulfilling our comprehensive model in order to create a stronger St. Louis—once and for all. Our work is focused within the 24:1 Community—an area comprised of multiple municipalities within the Normandy schools footprint.


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


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    The bases are loaded in St. Louis. This time, let’s make the most of it.

    Despite all the challenges highlighted by St. Louis Business Journal readers in the AdvanceSTL series, there are a lot of great things happening in St. Louis. In many ways, it feels like we are on the verge of a potential grand slam.
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    Bring Back the Joy

    Last weekend’s Blacktoberfest event was a huge success and reminded us of an important element in our comprehensive work—joy.
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    Using the IPO financial model as a catalyst for moving our region forward, once and for all

    An IPO provides a critical shift in how we take ownership of these challenges to invest in a better future. It has an inherit expectation of delivering results—a real return on investment for our region in both human and economic terms.
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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.