Links to Helpful Articles, Letters and Other References

Click to download the Letter from Cynthia Johnson, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Carr Square Tenant Management Corporation to the St. Louis City Board of Alderman on April 5, 2016

Click to download the Letter from Cynthia Johnson, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Carr Square Tenant Management Corporation to Mayor Francis Slay, City of St. Louis on July 22, 2016

Click to download the Letter from Congressman Lacy Clay to Julian Castro, Secretary of HUD on May 17, 2016

Click to download the Letter from Cynthia Johnson, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Carr Square Tenant Management Corporation to  James Heard, Field Director of HUD on June 6, 2016

Click to download the official cover letter of the “Moving Forward” 2012 Plan. The letter is signed by Mayor Francis Slay, the Director of Human Services, and the Manager of the Homeless Service Division for the City of St. Louis.

Click to download the official Moving Forward plan from the City of St. Louis which emphasizes a network of small centers spread through the region over a 100+ bed overnight shelter for High Acuity homeless [Biddle House].

Click to download our study of homeless terms and acronyms, our assessment of how we got here, and our suggestions of better alternatives to Biddle House.

Click to download the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) Briefing Paper on how to best end homelessness.

Click to download the “For The Sake of All” report on the health and well-being of African Americans in St. Louis and why it matters for everyone.

Click to download Resolution No. 41 calling for hearings, transparency, and answers to the community concerns of placing Biddle House in our neighborhood.

Click to download a map of the cluster of homeless facilities in and around the 5th Ward.

Click to download The St. Louis City Ward Map.  Note that the 5th Ward is home to 3.4% of the city’s population, but hosts over 50% of the homeless shelters.

Click to download the email from The Carr Square Tenants Association expressing opposition to Biddle House on October 2, 2015.

[As a courtesy, email addresses have been blurred]

Click to download the formal letter to Mary Ellen Ponder, Chief of Staff to Mayor Francis Slay outlining unequivocal opposition to the location of the new shelter, Biddle House.

Click to download the July 6, 2016 loan agreement between for MHDC and LCRA that triggered Comptroller Green to Change her vote on the Biddle House despite 8 months of widespread community opposition.

Click to download the Minutes from the February 12, 2016 LCRA Meeting regarding funding for Biddle House construction in the midst of loud and consistent opposition from the citizens of the 5th Ward.

Click to watch the June 7, 2016 St. Louis Board of Alderman Meeting of the Health and Human Services Committee regarding Biddle House.

Click to hear the July 20, 2016 Board of Estimate & Apportionment Meeting when Approval of the Motion for Biddle House FAILED.

Click to hear the July 22, 2016 Board of Estimate & Apportionment Meeting when Approval of the Motion for Biddle House CARRIED.