Beyond Housing CEO Chris Krehmeyer writes why addressing poverty makes all of St. Louis richer
People and communities have many needs that must be met in order to thrive.
Our comprehensive, holistic work is designed to transform entire communities by strengthening individual families, transforming the physical environment, and creating change at the systems level.
Demolition and removal of dilapidated homes and vacant buildings and vacant lot remediation
Repairs and upgrades of municipal infrastructure from sewers to streets, sidewalks, parks, and greenspaces
Staff work directly with a network of nonprofit organizations that provide complementary and mutually reinforcing services as well as corporate partners and anchor institutions including the Normandy Schools Collaborative, University of Missouri-St. Louis, and Washington University in St. Louis.
The comprehensive, holistic nature of our work and model makes each dollar invested exponentially more effective.
Additionally, our logic model created in partnership with Washington University in St. Louis maps the logical relationship between resources invested and activities. This enables us to measure the benefits or changes that result from these investments in order to track and optimize our efforts for greater results.
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To be clear, St. Louis is not America’s comeback city at the moment. If we can get enough of the right heads together on the same page, however, then it’s not out of the realm of possibility in the not-too-distant future. I believe the story of how it could come to be has a distinct possibility of one day becoming national news.
Ameren has been an integral part of every St. Louis community for more than 120 years. Watch Ameren’s inspiring “Dear Lou” message to the St. Louis region.