The Grant funds will go toward community improvement in the Lulu Heights neighborhood
The STL Partnership received $100,000 in a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG). The CDBG funds will be used for the abatement, demolition and site clearing of derelict properties in the City of Wellston, specifically in the Lulu Heights neighborhood. These residential structures pose a threat to public health and safety. Additionally, 8 residential uninhabitable structures have been identified to be razed.
“We are excited to use these funds to make the Lulu Heights Community a better place to live,” said Rodney Crim, CEO and President of the STL Partnership.
The St. Louis County Office of Community Development receive applications for CDBG funds and and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) distributes funding. Nonprofit organizations and departments of St. Louis County Government are eligible to apply for CDBG funds.
“The Lulu Heights Community will see a future, hope and prosperity with the abandoned homes being torn down around them. It’s a community being uplifted with so much development around them,” said Cheryl Scott, Executive Assistant with the STL Partnership’s Community Investment and Real Estate, and St. Louis Promise Zone.