RHCDA chooses partnership areas by undertaking an "environmental scan" that evaluates a number of factors that contribute to the likelihood that our intervention will result in a significant and sustained impact in that community. First, and most importantly, there must be a viable community-based organization that RHCDA can work with. Some of the other factors we look at are: community anchors; areas of strength that can be built from; a welcoming political environment; presence of conditions that allow for special development incentives, and whether the area is a local government priority.
RHCDA is Regional Housing and Community Development Alliance, a nonprofit organization that creates and supports the alliances that make smart, sustainable neighborhood revitalization possible in the St. Louis region.
"We are really glad to have RHCDA as a resource. We truly value their experience and commitment to foster redevelopment in our city, especially in neighborhoods that would not otherwise receive the financing or the support to make it happen on their own."
- Barbara Geisman, Executive Director for Development, Office of the Mayor, City of St. Louis