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Housing & Asset Development

 
 

Dear Friends,

The Page Re-Development Plan represents the best that St. Louis can be.  Page Blvd. itself is a connector (both literally and figuratively) boulevard for the entire city.  It begins downtown and stretches almost out to Wentzville, the longest continuous road in St. Louis.  If potential investors could take off their blinders, they will see that a successful, safe, thriving Page Corridor neighborhood could bridge the economic, cultural and racial divides that currently exist.”

Tyrone Turner – Vice President, Housing and Asset Development

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Tyrone Turner
Vice President of Housing and Asset Development

 
Better Family Life is one of the most important steps you should take when looking for a home.
We are so thankful to have found them! This is a corporation that believes in helping people find a home they’re looking for.
— Joseph and Paris Cazzell (Customers)

Housing & Asset Development Team

 

Our mission is to enrich and strengthen families through providing superior quality housing related counseling, education services and support to low-moderate income individuals and families.

Housing & Asset Development Programs

 
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Community Stabilization  

This program works on behalf of individuals and/or groups to make sure they receive the benefits and services for which they are eligible. Working with the community to inform, educate, advocate, and preserve and increase the supply of affordable housing.

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Development 

The Page Blvd Revitalization Initiative (PRI) is a community-driven, community-based planning effort led by Better Family Life with the support of The Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis, Brown School Evaluation Center, NeighborWorks America and other community stakeholders. Our primary service handprint is located within the boundaries of the PRI area, identified as: Vernon Ave to the South, City Limits to the West, Wells Ave to the North and Kingshighway Blvd. to the East.

https://www.pagerevitalization.com

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First Time Homebuyer Assistance

It has been proven that Homebuyer Education prior to purchasing a home is beneficial in preventing foreclosure. Education prior to the process teaches the Homebuyer to establish a housing budget, manage finances and save money to avoid financial setbacks. Better Family launched an intensive program called “Step Up to Home Ownership”, an intensive, accelerated track that provides additional hands-on assistance in the home buying process.

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FORECLOSURE INTERVENTION

BETTER FAMILY LIFE’S FORECLOSURE INTERVENTION COUNSELING SERVICES AVOID FORECLOSURE ALTOGETHER, OR HELP REDUCE THE FINANCIAL PENALTIES AND CREDIT LOSSES RESULTING FROM THE FORECLOSURE OF A HOME. WITH A FACE-TO-FACE COUNSELING SESSION, BFL COUNSELORS HELP DEVELOP AND IMPLEMENT A WORKOUT PLAN WITH LENDING INSTITUTIONS THAT BEST SUIT THE CURRENT FINANCIAL SITUATION AND FIT BEST WITH THE PROSPECTIVE LENDER.

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HOUSEHOLD FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

Household Financial Management will teach you how to properly manage your personal finances, obtain financial awareness, establish a budget and ultimately help you save more money!

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STEP UP TO HOME OWNERSHIP

 IT HAS BEEN PROVEN THAT HOMEBUYER EDUCATION PRIOR TO PURCHASING A HOME IS BENEFICIAL IN PREVENTING FORECLOSURE. EDUCATION PRIOR TO THE PROCESS TEACHES THE HOMEBUYER TO ESTABLISH A HOUSING BUDGET, MANAGE FINANCES AND SAVE MONEY TO AVOID FINANCIAL SETBACKS. BETTER FAMILY LAUNCHED AN INTENSIVE PROGRAM CALLED “STEP UP TO HOME OWNERSHIP”, AN INTENSIVE, ACCELERATED TRACK THAT PROVIDES ADDITIONAL HANDS-ON ASSISTANCE IN THE HOME BUYING PROCESS. THE PROGRAM ADDRESSES: 

HOUSEHOLD FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT 

CREDIT RESTORATION

FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

LENDING ALTERNATIVES

BFL BELIEVES THAT HOUSING EDUCATION AND COUNSELING ARE CRITICALLY IMPORTANT AND IT INCREASES THE LIKELIHOOD THAT THOSE IN THE MARKET FOR NEW HOMES WILL MAKE WISE DECISIONS REGARDING PURCHASE AND WILL HAVE BETTER TOOLS AND THE INFORMATION TO SUSTAIN REAL ESTATE. 

Housing and Asset Management Partners 

CARROLTON BANK

FCB BANK

PULASKI BANKFCB BANK

DELMAR FINANCIAL

BANK OF AMERICA

BANCORP BANK

ST. LOUIS COM. CREDIT UNION

CITIZENS BANK

USA MORTGAGE/DAS ACQUISITION

MONTGOMERY BANK

ENTERPRISE BANK

WELLS FARGO

CENTRAL BANK

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