How to Move a Mountain: Thoughts on Creating Lasting Change in the St. Louis Region, Once and for All.
Beyond Housing president and CEO Chris Krehmeyer writes about the St. Louis region’s homicide crisis and our need to commit to long-term change while also addressing our immediate challenges.
Addressing the Source of the St. Louis Region’s Challenges—Once and for All
No one can say that great things aren’t happening in St. Louis, yet despite all of this investment, our core challenges remain as formidable as ever.
Proof That Great Things Are Happening in St. Louis—Once and for All
In recent months, Beyond Housing’s Once and for All effort has led to a string of recent wins that help further the effort’s goal of addressing the source of St. Louis’ longstanding challenges to strengthen our entire region.
Requesting Legal Service for Title Clearance
Beyond Housing, in partnership with City of Wellston, North County Police Cooperative, Wellston Coalition and additional community partners is leading a public safety effort to reduce crime in the Wellston community through comprehensive community-led strategies. The need to improve public safety is one of the many needs that our holistic model addresses to help create […]
Ameren Pledges $1 Million to Beyond Housing’s Once and for All Effort
We’re thrilled to announce that Ameren is pledging $1 million to support Beyond Housing’s Once and for All, an effort to invest in the St. Louis region’s most under-resourced communities to move all of St. Louis forward. A longtime partner of Beyond Housing, Ameren’s increased commitment is born from both organizations’ belief that investing in […]
Ears to Hear and Eyes to See
For the last several months, I have been preaching from the book of regional self-interest about the need to invest in our collective future. I firmly believe in the truth that our region is only as strong as the communities within it, and that if we are going to change the trajectory of St. Louis we need to invest in the communities that have historically been left behind.
Want to Repair St. Louis’ Reputation? Think Big and Long Term
This article originally appeared in the St. Louis Business Journal. Among the challenges identified by readers of the St. Louis Business Journal in its AdvanceSTL series, our region’s poor national reputation, largely fueled by our high violent crime rates, was voted number one. It’s been mentioned whether the problem of crime or the perception is […]
When a Grocery Store Means Everything. Fields Foods Opening in Pagedale in January 2023.
When the Save A Lot in Pagedale closed in November of 2021, it was a major blow to a community that had worked hard to bring the kinds of things to Pagedale and the surrounding communities that are commonplace most anywhere else. Like a grocery store. Opened in 2010, the Save A Lot was the first […]
How St. Louis Became America’s Comeback City
This article originally appeared in the St. Louis Business Journal. Bear with me. If you’re reading this, you might be checking to make sure you haven’t found yourself in an alternate universe. St. Louis is not America’s comeback city in 2022. But if we can get enough of the right heads together on the same […]
The Key to Moving St. Louis Forward is Not Repeating What We’ve Done Before
This article originally appeared in the St. Louis Business Journal. On Tuesday, June 7, the St. Louis Business Journal held its first quarterly AdvanceSTL event examining the top issues preventing the region from achieving greater success. This first event focused on the challenges of attracting and retaining talent in St. Louis. During our own event […]