Join us for June’s FREE Landlord Training Session!

You are invited to a June 28, 6:30-8:30pm, Landlord & Rehabber Training, Marketing and Adhering to Fair Housing Laws, offered online in a Zoom meeting. Register here: https://umsystem.zoom.us/j/93292868536?pwd=RU1ST001RFFqc1lIMHVnNWdnQmhGQT09 or https://tinyurl.com/June22LT

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email from Zoom. Save that email or copy and paste the information into your calendar. You will need that information to join the June 28 virtual workshop. This session will feature:

Equal Housing Opportunity Council’s Marissa Cohen, Director of Education, Outreach, and Advocacy, will review Fair Housing Laws and focus on the rules relative to property management & marketing

Tower Grove CDC’s Dana Gray, Community Outreach Coordinator, will review marketing outlets for rental units

Have you rehabbed a property recently or currently involved in a rehab? Let us know! We would love to celebrate the process. Email dana@towergrovecdc.org with details on your project and she will follow up.

The 2022 Landlord & Rehabber Training is a Northside-Southside Collaboration between North Newstead Association, The Vacancy Collaborative, and Tower Grove Neighborhoods CDC. This FREE training is open to all landlords, property managers, rehabbers, developers, and interested parties. Zoom is ADA compliant with exceptions. If you need special accommodations, or have any questions, please contact dana@towergrovecdc.org

The goal of the Landlord & Rehabber Training Program is to stabilize our communities by building an eco-system of educated landlords, rehabbers, and small developers empowered to reduce vacancy and nuisance. The program will enlist professionals from real estate, property management, law, accounting, preservation, & finance industries to share their knowledge on acquiring and developing real estate and implementing property management best practices.

This activity is funded by a HUD Community Development Block Grant via the St. Louis Community Development Administration and coordinated by Tower Grove Neighborhoods CDC, North Newstead Association, and The Vacancy Collaborative.

Join us for May’s Landlord Training on Housing and Utility Assistance Programs!

You are invited to a May 24, 6:30-8:30pm, Landlord & Rehabber Training, Housing & Utility Assistance Programs, offered online in a Zoom meeting. Register here: https://umsystem.zoom.us/j/95509080493?pwd=cm1yV2FrNVBjL0RtaW5PQXV

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email from Zoom. Save that email or copy and paste the information into your calendar. You will need that information to join the May 24 virtual workshop.  This session will feature:

  • St. Louis City Housing Authority: Darrell Miller & LaShe Bates will review the Housing Choice Voucher program
  • Employment Connections: Andrea Lewis will review Covid-19 rent & utility assistance
  • Urban League: Craig Washington will review Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) & Keeping Current utility assistance programs
  • St. Patrick’s Center: Jonathan Belcher will review their rent & utility assistance
  • ARCH by HomeScreen (At-Risk Tenants Connection to Housing): Adam Drake will review the range of social service agencies engaged in ARCH, providing rent and other support services to their clients

Have you rehabbed a property recently or currently involved in a rehab?  Let us know!   We would love to celebrate the process.   Email dana@towergrovecdc.org with details on your project and she will follow up.

The 2022 Landlord & Rehabber Training is a Northside-Southside Collaboration between North Newstead Association, The Vacancy Collaborative, and Tower Grove Neighborhoods CDC. This FREE training is open to all landlords, property managers, rehabbers, developers, and interested parties. Zoom is ADA compliant with exceptions. If you need special accommodations, or have any questions, please contact dana@towergrovecdc.org

The goal of the Landlord & Rehabber Training Program is to stabilize our communities by building an eco-system of educated landlords, rehabbers, and small developers empowered to reduce vacancy and nuisance.  The program will enlist professionals from real estate, property management, law, accounting, preservation, & finance industries to share their knowledge on acquiring and developing real estate and implementing property management best practices.

This activity is funded by a HUD Community Development Block Grant via the St. Louis Community Development Administration and coordinated by Tower Grove Neighborhoods CDC, North Newstead Association, and The Vacancy Collaborative.

Landlord Training Series Continues with Session in April about Creating a Healthy Home

You are invited to an April 26, 6:30-8:30pm, Landlord & Rehabber Training, Creating a Healthy Home, offered online in a Zoom meeting. Register here: https://umsystem.zoom.us/j/91509703905?pwd=VGxKZkRZaHJDazBIdUE2bWJkK3djZz09

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email from Zoom. Save that email or copy and paste the information into your calendar. You will need that information to join the April 26 virtual workshop. This session will feature:

Richard Reilly, the Energy Programs Manager at the Missouri Botanical Garden’s Earthways Center, was among the first to be certified by the Building Performance Institute (BPI) as a Healthy Homes Evaluator. Richard will provide an overview of this concept and review the eight primary healthy housing principles: Keep it Clean, Keep it Dry, Keep it Pest-free, Keep it Contaminant-free, Keep it Safe, Keep it Ventilated, Keep it Comfortable, & Keep it Maintained.

Come prepared with questions on how to Create Healthy Housing for your family & tenants.

The 2022 Landlord & Rehabber Training is a Northside-Southside Collaboration between North Newstead Association, The Vacancy Collaborative, and Tower Grove Neighborhoods CDC. This FREE training is open to all landlords, property managers, rehabbers, developers, and interested parties. Zoom is ADA compliant with exceptions. If you need special accommodations, or have any questions, please contact dana@towergrovecdc.org.

The goal of the Landlord & Rehabber Training Program is to stabilize our communities by building an eco-system of educated landlords, rehabbers, and small developers empowered to reduce vacancy and nuisance. The program will enlist professionals from real estate, property management, law, accounting, preservation, & finance industries to share their knowledge on acquiring and developing real estate and implementing property management best practices.

This activity is funded by a HUD Community Development Block Grant via the St. Louis Community Development Administration and coordinated by Tower Grove Neighborhoods CDC, North Newstead Association, and The Vacancy Collaborative.

COVID-19 RESOURCES: Tower Grove Neighborhoods CDC has compiled resources for tenants, landlords, and property management during the pandemic – including rent & utility assistance. Review those here:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/17fz2vrAnqJwXWtv_zNIipfNG3uJQylwHDqsk8oTIwlc/edit?usp=sharing

Open Positions at North Newstead Association

Join the North Newstead Association’s dynamic team!

Positions for Executive Director, Community Engagement Specialist, and Development Association/Property Manager are all open! To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter to Sal Martinez, NNA Board Vice-Chair, at martinezs@employmentstl.org or by mail to 4601 Pope Ave., St. Louis, MO 63115, Attn: Sal Martinez. Resumes and cover letters must be received by April 17, 2022 at 11:59 pm. North Newstead Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Learn How to Vet Your Next Contractor

You are invited to a March 22, Landlord & Rehabber Training, Vetting & Hiring Contractors, offered online in a Zoom meeting. Register here: https://umsystem.zoom.us/j/95936067460?pwd=TUpZekVwZVA0MDJpOTQ2M2FlQ1NYZz09 OR https://tinyurl.com/March22LT

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email from Zoom. Save that email or copy and paste the information into your calendar. You will need that information to join the March 22 virtual workshop.  This session will feature:

  • Keith Crawford of Management Services for Commerce, Industry and Government, LLC, who will share an overview for vetting and hiring contractors, drawn from his experience as a general contractor, project manager, and consultant. Mr. Crawford managed operations and procedures for his clients’ construction projects.  His experience includes projects for Metro Transit, Metropolitan Sewer District, MO Air National Guard, historic Meramec Elementary School, single family subdivisions Maple Acres and Riverview Terrace, and several multi-family rehab projects, among many others.

Learn the process and procedures of vetting and hiring contractors from a pro.

The 2022 Landlord & Rehabber Training is a Northside-Southside Collaboration between North Newstead Association, The Vacancy Collaborative, and Tower Grove Neighborhoods CDC. This FREE training is open to all landlords, property managers, rehabbers, developers, and interested parties. Zoom is ADA compliant with exceptions. If you need special accommodations, please contact dana@towergrovecdc.org

The goal of the Landlord & Rehabber Training Program is to stabilize our communities by building an eco-system of educated landlords, rehabbers, and small developers empowered to reduce vacancy and nuisance.  The program will enlist professionals from real estate, property management, law, accounting, preservation, & finance industries to share their knowledge on acquiring and developing real estate and implementing property management best practices.

This activity is funded by a HUD Community Development Block Grant via the St. Louis Community Development Administration and coordinated by Tower Grove Neighborhoods CDC, North Newstead Association, and The Vacancy Collaborative.

COVID-19 RESOURCES: Tower Grove Neighborhoods CDC has compiled resources for tenants, landlords, and property management during the pandemic – including rent & utility assistance. Review those here: 

https://docs.google.com/document/d/17fz2vrAnqJwXWtv_zNIipfNG3uJQylwHDqsk8oTIwlc/edit?usp=sharing

Learn how to Fund Your New Real Estate Project at February’s Landlord Training

You are invited to a Feb. 22, Landlord & Rehabber Training, Funding Sources for RE Acquisition and Rehab, offered online in a Zoom meeting. Register here: https://umsystem.zoom.us/j/99831491897?pwd=ak5oK2FMQXJIQ1hTV0diNkRaSEtId

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email from Zoom. Save that email or copy and paste the information into your calendar. You will need that information to join the February 22 virtual workshop.   This session will feature:

  • Steve Bahru of CIBC, offers FHA, VA, Conventional, and Portfolio mortgage products.
  • Colleen Hafner of Rise Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), Rise’s CDFI focuses on lending to small neighborhood-scale real estate developers and minority-owned contractors. 
  • Randen Click of Gateway Neighborhood Fund, offering home purchase and rehab financing for STL city homes in areas where there are appraisal gaps. Gateway Neighborhood Fund is a collaborative initiative between local banks, the City of St. Louis, and community organizations, including EHOC and Justine Petersen – the fund’s administrator. 
  • Odester Saunders, Managing General Partner of LDS Management LLC, offers Logistics, Design, Strategies and Management concepts for planning, funding, marketing and development of residential and commercial Co-Op Ventures(c) with a focus on distressed neighborhoods. 

Learn about the various funding sources, as well as 1st time homebuyer down payment assistance.

The 2022 Landlord & Rehabber Training is a Northside-Southside Collaboration between North Newstead Association, The Vacancy Collaborative, and Tower Grove Neighborhoods CDC. This FREE training is open to all landlords, property managers, rehabbers, developers, and interested parties. Zoom is ADA compliant with exceptions. If you need special accommodations, please contact dana@towergrovecdc.org

The goal of the Landlord & Rehabber Training Program is to stabilize our communities by building an eco-system of educated landlords, rehabbers, and small developers empowered to reduce vacancy and nuisance.  The program will enlist professionals from real estate, property management, law, accounting, preservation, & finance industries to share their knowledge on acquiring and developing real estate and implementing property management best practices.

This activity is funded by a HUD Community Development Block Grant via the St. Louis Community Development Administration and coordinated by Tower Grove Neighborhoods CDC, North Newstead Association, and The Vacancy Collaborative.

COVID-19 RESOURCES: Tower Grove Neighborhoods CDC has compiled resources for tenants, landlords, and property management during the pandemic – including rent & utility assistance. Review those here: 

https://docs.google.com/document/d/17fz2vrAnqJwXWtv_zNIipfNG3uJQylwHDqsk8oTIwlc/edit?usp=sharing

Landlord and Rehabber Training Series is back for 2022!

Happy 2022!

We are back with our wonderful partners Tower Grove Neighborhoods CDC and the Community Builders Network of Metropolitan St. Louis for another Landlord and Rehabber Training series!

https://umsystem.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUld-2rrzooG9JA-UcfDirpdxCSaBkrBaA3

You are invited to a Landlord & Rehabber Training, Tuesday, January 25, 6:30-8:30pm, Mediation and other Practices to Avoid Eviction, offered online in a Zoom meeting. Register here: https://umsystem.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUld-2rrzooG9JA-UcfDirpdxCSaBkrBaA3

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email from Zoom. Save that email or copy and paste the information into your calendar. You will need that information to join the January 25 virtual workshop.   This session will feature:

  • Sheila Webster & Kristin Watt of the Conflict Resolution Center – St. Louis, who will review the mediation services offered, as they work to ensure participants make decisions about the outcome of their conflict and develop solutions meeting the needs of everyone involved. Mediation helps to avoid costly and time consuming litigation through the courts.
  • Kristan Nickels, property manager at TGNCDC, will review best practices in advertising, interviewing, and property management, which help to avoid an eviction.
  • Adam Drake, Landlord Support Specialist for HomeScreen, will outline the critical components of tenant screening that help to avoid an eviction.

The 2022 Landlord & Rehabber Training is a Northside-Southside Collaboration between North Newstead Association, The Vacancy Collaborative, and Tower Grove Neighborhoods CDC. This FREE training is open to all landlords, property managers, rehabbers, developers, and interested parties. Zoom is ADA compliant with exceptions. If you need special accommodations, please contact dana@towergrovecdc.org

The goal of the Landlord & Rehabber Training Program is to stabilize our communities by building an eco-system of educated landlords, rehabbers, and small developers empowered to reduce vacancy and nuisance.  The program will enlist professionals from real estate, property management, law, accounting, preservation, & finance industries to share their knowledge on acquiring and developing real estate and implementing property management best practices.

This activity is funded by a HUD Community Development Block Grant via the St. Louis Community Development Administration and coordinated by Tower Grove Neighborhoods CDC, North Newstead Association, and The Vacancy Collaborative.

COVID-19 RESOURCES: Tower Grove Neighborhoods CDC has compiled resources for tenants, landlords, and property management during the pandemic – including rent & utility assistance. Review those here: 

https://docs.google.com/document/d/17fz2vrAnqJwXWtv_zNIipfNG3uJQylwHDqsk8oTIwlc/edit?usp=sharing

Full Schedule for the Year:

Support Community Work in North St. Louis City this #GivingTuesday

Today is #GivingTuesday!

As the end of 2021 approaches, North Newstead Association (NNA) staff have been reflecting on how much we have accomplished this year. As you may know, the pandemic has presented a unique set of challenges especially when it comes to community engagement and community work. Although we cannot share with you in-person our accomplishments this year as part of our usual annual Community Development Celebration, check out our 2021 Annual Report below. We hope you would consider donating to NNA and our work on this #GivingTuesday. 

Thank you to all our community partners, funders, sponsors, and volunteers past and present who have made it possible for us to do this work everyday! 

Cheers to 28 years of serving the North St. Louis communities. 

Crime Prevention Summit 2021 to Focus on “Defund the Police? What would that mean for your community?”

North Newstead Association’s annual Crime Prevention Summit is coming up this Saturday from 9am-12pm on Zoom.
This is an an educational opportunity to hear Public Safety updates and to learn more about this trending slogan, “Defund the Police”. Learn how the movement affects Public Safety in the City of St. Louis.

Invited guests include:
Heather Taylor | Senior Advisor to the St. Louis City Public Safety Director
John W. Hayden | St. Louis City’s 35th Chief of Police
Latricia Allen | SLMPD District 6 Captain
Pierre Benoist | SLMPD District 4 Captain
Kimberly M. Gardner | St. Louis City’s Circuit Attorney
St. Louis City’s Public Defender Office
Freedom Community Center
Jae Shepard | Action St. Louis & Defund. Re-Envision. Transform. Campaign

Register today at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAvc-mgqjMqH9MnESCfPVwJPjHrdZK217Ga and see you on Saturday for this very important presentation!

Last Landlord Training Session for 2021!

You are invited to a Landlord & Rehabber Training, Tuesday, September 28, 6:30-8:30pm, Missouri and Federal Tax Credits, offered online in a Zoom meeting. Register here: https://umsystem.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMkfuqqqzgpHNBpnzpXufLf9eYOP5156J85


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email from Zoom. Save that email or copy and paste the information into your calendar. You will need that information to join the September 28 virtual workshop.


Michael Allen is the founder of the Preservation Research Office, a historic preservation firm that has prepared historic tax credit applications, preservation studies and surveys, and National Register of Historic Places nominations in ten US states. Michael will review the Missouri and federal historic tax credit application process and several case studies.

Cleo Miller is the Construction Manager for St. Louis Equity Fund. Cleo will discuss the inspection process for tax credit projects, from the lender perspective.

Dana Gray, rehabber, landlord, and community outreach coordinator for TGNCDC will provide an overview of Property Tax Abatement.

The 2021 Landlord & Rehabber Training is a Northside-Southside Collaboration between North Newstead Association, The Vacancy Collaborative, and Tower Grove Neighborhoods CDC. This FREE training is open to all landlords, property managers, rehabbers, developers, and interested parties. Zoom is ADA compliant with exceptions. If you need special accommodations, please contact dana@towergrovecdc.org


The goal of the Landlord & Rehabber Training Program is to stabilize our communities by building an eco-system of educated landlords, rehabbers, and small developers empowered to reduce vacancy and nuisance. The program will enlist professionals from real estate, property management, law, accounting, preservation, & finance industries to share their knowledge on acquiring and developing real estate and implementing property management best practices.
This activity is funded by a HUD Community Development Block Grant via the St. Louis Community Development Administration and coordinated by Tower Grove Neighborhoods CDC, North Newstead Association, and The Vacancy Collaborative.


COVID-19 RESOURCES: Tower Grove Neighborhoods CDC has compiled resources for tenants, landlords, and property management during Covid-19. Review those here:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/17fz2vrAnqJwXWtv_zNIipfNG3uJQylwHDqsk8oTIwlc/edit?usp=sharing

Are you or your tenants in need of housing assistance? Employment Connection may be able to assist with past due Rental Payments, Mortgage Payments, &/or Utility Payments. Applicants must be qualified with income at or below 85% of the area median income. For more information call: 314-333-5627