Eliminating Barriers to Affordable Housing

APRIL FORD GRIFFINApril Ford Griffin
Executive Director
Affordable Housing Commission

By virtue of its mission, “To promote City living and neighborhood stabilization through the preservation and production of affordable, accessible housing and support services that enhance the quality of life for those in need”, the Affordable Housing Commission eliminates barriers to affordable housing routinely.

In February 2013, the Commission awarded $4,504,000 to developers of affordable housing and providers of housing related social services to improve or maintain housing for low to moderate income residents of St. Louis City.

In June 2013, in addition to its regular funding round, the Affordable Housing Commission offered the public a second funding round, making an additional $1 million dollars available for major construction/development projects in the City of St. Louis.  This was the second time in AHC’s history to be able to offer mid-year funding to developers creating, expanding and preserving affordable housing.  The 2013 combined funding allowed the Commission to award $1,960,000 toward the construction and rehabilitation of nine affordable for-sale homes and 154 affordable rental units.

 

About the Affordable Housing Commission:

The Affordable Housing Commission of the City of St. Louis promotes City living and neighborhood stabilization through the preservation of affordable, accessible housing and support services that enhance the quality of life for those in need.

The Commission provides grants and loans to non-profit agencies and developers that provide housing related services or construction/rehab housing for city residents earning 80% or below the area median income.  This department does not do direct aid to individuals.

City of St. Louis
Affordable Housing Commission
1520 Market Street, Suite 2080
Saint Louis, MO  63103
314-657-3880