The JP UP Date: Investing In Inclusive Neighborhoods

Katie ArnoldThe JP UP date

Number 126                          July 9, 2021                                   St. Louis

JP Staffers Sheri Flanigan-Vazquez and Shawna Collier to Participate in Inclusive Growth Panel Discussing Investment in Inclusive Neighborhoods. Register TODAY!

Join JP staffers Sheri Flanigan-Vazquez and Shawna Collier, along with St. Louis Mayor Tishaura Jones and other esteemed panelists, for a two-day virtual event that will focus on understanding how to develop and support inclusive neighborhoods in St. Louis. “Investing in Inclusive Neighborhoods” explores strategies for community-driven, place-based investments that support equitable neighborhood valuations and small/minority-owned business growth that leads to long-term growth. The two-day event offers non-repeatable discussion content and panelists.  Learn more and register here!



Join Randen Click of Justine PETERSEN for Homeownership Readiness Webinar July 16

Are you considering homeownership?  Or know someone who is?  If so, join JP’s Housing Manager Randen Click for a “Homeownership Readiness Webinar” on July 16.  Randen’s webinar will comprehensively discuss the advantages of homeownership, affordability and down payment/closing costs assistance.  Known for his affability and penchant for details, Randen will be available to answer questions and help problem solve.  And if you can’t make it this month, try next month.  The webinar will be offered every third Friday of the month.  For more information, contact Randen at or 314.533.2411, ext. 109

Illinois Rental Payment Program Now Open for Tenants Until July 18th, 2021 

Behind on rent due to COVID-19? Landlords and tenants located in Illinois can apply jointly for up to $25,000 in emergency rental assistance beginning Monday, May 17 through the Illinois Rental Payment Program (ILRPP).
Applicants are eligible for up to 15 months of assistance. The grant can cover the past due rent from the previous 12 months and future rental assistance for the next three months, if deemed necessary. The maximum grant amount is $25,000. The emergency rental assistance is provided by the federal government and is free to the tenant and housing provider. If approved, the grant will be paid to the housing provider in the form of a check.
Eligibility requirements:
•    Household must have experienced a financial hardship directly—or indirectly—due to the pandemic
•    Household is at least 30 days behind on rent and/or is at risk of experiencing homelessness or housing instability
•    2020 household income was below 80% of the AMI
•    Tenant is NOT required to provide proof of citizenship

Step 1: Tenants start the application process at
Step 2: Tenants complete their portion of the application process and send the application off to the Housing Provider
Step 3: Housing Provider completes their portion and submits to IHDA*

*If the Housing Provider is unresponsive, Tenants will have the ability to complete their application independently.

Questions? Contact Fredrica Burnett at or 314-533-2411 x 131

Tenants can apply until 11:59pm on July 18th, 2021.