Housing & Asset Development
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
Vice President of Housing and Asset Development
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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
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.