The JP UP Date: Gateway Neighborhood Fund Launch

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Number 117                           May 07, 2021                                   St. Louis

Gateway Neighborhood Fund Officially Launches

The Gateway Neighborhood Fund (GNF) officially launched this past week with a press conference that included remarks by newly elected City of St. Louis Mayor Tishaura Jones and Justine PETERSEN Housing Manager Randen Click. Based on highly successful program in Detroit, the GNF addresses the “appraisal gap” that disproportionately impacts predominantly Black neighborhoods and further exacerbates the racial wealth gap. Justine PETERSEN is providing management of the home owner readiness program led by Housing Manager Randen Click.


Join JP’s BAT Team and Pacific Community Ventures for Small Business Mentoring Webinar May, 21st

JP’s Business Assistance Team (BAT) is partnering with Pacific Community Ventures to provide a series of dynamic and informative webinars tailored to the interestsnd technical assistance needs of small businesses.  “Scaling New Heights:  Grow Your Business with the Guidance of a Business Mentor” is a one hour webinar that details how your small business can be connected with a skilled business mentor who will share his or her expertise free of charge.  Having a business mentor can help your business avoid common pitfalls, as mentors share real-life experiences.  Register here!

Policy Brief:  Eviction Moratoriums Extended in St. Louis City and County

This Policy Brief was penned by Justine PETERSEN staffer Daniel Koslovsky.

Judicial orders in St. Louis city and county were issued this week extending the eviction moratoriums first put into place in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Tenants can apply for eviction protection under the moratorium by completing a CDC Eviction Protection Declaration form, linked here. In St. Louis city, the moratorium was set to expire on May 3rd, but will now be in place until the end of the month. In the county, the moratorium was lifted on April 5th, but is now reinstated until June 30th.

Happy Mother’s Day Weekend!

What has now become an annual Justine PETERSEN tradition, JP Moms were gifted flowering baskets this week in celebration of Mother’s Day.  From our Justine Family to yours, Happy Mother’s Day!!!