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Beyond Housing/Golf Course

I was disappointed to see that Beyond Housing, a locally based community development organization is stepping outside their mission and buying a non performing golf course in Normandy. This Normandy County Club is now owned by the University of Missouri St. Louis. Beyond Housing is fundraising for this effort.

The idea is poor for servers reasons:

1. The economics of this golf club are poor. It would take millions to rehab it and membership has drastically fallen off.

2. Golf courses in general are not doing well due to covid and economic setbacks.

3. This is not the mission of Beyond Housing.

5. It will get in the way of other and more important fundraising opportunities.

I think the world of Chris Krehmeyer and his organization. They have done amazing work. In this case they have made a serious mistake. Written by Paul Dribin

St. Louis County Affordable Housing Trust Fund

I just received an email with the initial results of the planning efforts of the proposed Affordable Housing Trust Fund for St. Louis County. I am delighted to see the recommendations which made terrific sense. The group is led by Chris Krehmeyer of Beyond Housing and the Clark-Fox Foundation is providing important support. I am glad they see that moving to communities of opportunity is the most important factor in success. I hope this program can get implemented. Written by Paul Dribin

St. Louis County Affordable Housing Trust Fund

Planning is underway to bring to the voters of St. Louis County a plan to fund an Affordable Housing Trust Fund. This is great news. Such a fund is greatly needed. Better yet, the effort is being led by Chris Krehmeyer, head of Beyond Housing and a great guy and terrific leader. The only downside is the unpopularity of County Executive Stenger who has endorsed the plan. Written by Paul Dribin

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