Beyond Housing along with several other partners helped create an accessible home for Logan who was severely injured in a car accident before the holidays.
A wealth of research published by Washington University in St. Louis, University of Missouri–St. Louis, Forward Through Ferguson, Greater St. Louis Inc., and others shows how our high concentrations of poverty and communities in decline don’t just harm those most directly impacted. The effects of these conditions have a detrimental impact on our entire region and are the root source of our many longstanding challenges—from failing schools to troubling crime rates, slow economic growth, and our region’s steady decline in prosperity as well as national prominence and influence.
All of this is why, in order for the St. Louis region to be competitive and successful in the years ahead, it’s vital that we invest in our under-resourced communities.
Since 2010, Beyond Housing has run one of the most comprehensive community development efforts in the U.S. serving the 24:1 Community—an area comprised of multiple municipalities in the Normandy schools footprint in North St. Louis County. For many years, this area has had the highest concentration of poverty in the Missouri side of the St. Louis region.
Thanks to the support and dedication of donors, residents, community officials and our many partners, great progress has been made throughout this community. However, it’s vital that we scale this work to make the level of impact that both this community and the greater region needs.
In 2021, Beyond Housing launched Once and for All, an effort and campaign by the same name to educate St. Louis on the need to invest in its under-resourced communities to move St. Louis forward. The campaign launched with a series of moving but also challenging love letters to the region called “Dear Lou.”
Visit onceandforall.org to learn more.
The Once and for All IPO uses the initial public offering framework to enable all of St. Louis to address the root sources of our challenges, utilizing an innovative model for community transformation, to move our entire region forward—once and for all.
As part of the Once and for All effort, Beyond Housing has introduced a bold new way for individuals and businesses to come together and invest in our region’s future using the initial public offering (IPO) framework.
The IPO combines a results-oriented, investment mindset with our innovative model based on the latest thinking on how to effectively address complex social issues.
Individuals and organizations can purchase actual shares that will fund supportive services to strengthen families as well as funding housing and economic development.
View the IPO for investing in St. Louis’ future.
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Beyond Housing, The Build-A-Bear Foundation, and the 24:1 Cinema helped spread some holiday cheer with teddy bears and a free movie at Build-A-Bear Day.
Construction has begun on Beyond Housing’s newest project, the Pagedale Town Center Homes Project which is a $12 million project that will create 36 new affordable homes in the area.