Community Development Administration (CDA) to Host Community Engagement Events for Long-Term Flood Recovery Efforts

The devastating floods of July 2022 left a lasting impact on the St. Louis region, causing extensive damage to homes, infrastructure, and communities. In response, the Community Development Administration (CDA) will be hosting two upcoming events to engage with residents and gather their feedback and experiences.

Community Open House: A Chance to Have Your Voice Heard

On Wednesday, March 27, 2024, from 3:30-7:30 p.m., the CDA will be hosting an in-person Community Open House at the Wohl Recreation Center. This event will provide residents with the opportunity to learn more about the Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) program and share their thoughts on how the allocated funds should be used for long-term recovery efforts. City staff will also be making presentations at 5:30 PM and 6:30 PM to provide information on flood impacts, unmet needs, and the objectives of the CDBG-DR program.

Virtual Lunch and Learn: Join the Conversation Online

For those unable to attend the in-person event, the CDA will also be hosting a virtual Lunch and Learn session on Friday, March 29, 2024, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. via Zoom. This online session will allow participants to hear presentations from city officials, ask questions, and engage in discussions about flood resilience planning.

Residents’ Input is Crucial for Effective Recovery

The CDBG-DR program has allocated approximately $25 million to support long-term recovery efforts in the St. Louis region. The City is prioritizing community engagement opportunities for residents impacted by the flood to participate in the planning process for these funds. Your insights and feedback will help guide and prioritize potential City programs, including a Home Repair Program, Subsistence Grant/Car Replacement Fund, Flood Plain Management, Potential Home Buyout Program, and Flood Response Capacity.

Mark Your Calendars and Join Us

Both events are open to the public, and residents are encouraged to attend and have their voices heard. The Community Open House and virtual Lunch and Learn are crucial opportunities for residents to play a role in the long-term recovery efforts of their community.

Event Details:

Community Open House

Date: Wednesday, March 27, 2024
Time: 3:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Location: Wohl Recreation Center – 1515 Kingshighway Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63113
3:30 PM: Doors Open
5:30 PM: First Presentation on Flood Impacts, Unmet Needs, and CDBG-DR Program Objectives
6:30 PM: Second Presentation (Repeat)

Virtual Lunch and Learn

Date: Friday, March 29, 2024
Time: Noon – 1 PM
Location: Zoom
Zoom link: