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Live Near Your Work Housing 2022 Fairs

Learn more about the Live Near Your Work program by stopping by one of the upcoming housing fairs. Speak with local lenders and realtors who serve this program and the eligible neighborhoods surrounding the campus.

Upcoming Housing Fairs:

Tuesday, Oct. 11, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on the Danforth Campus, Sumers Rec Center (part of the Take Care Health Fair)
Thursday, Oct. 13, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. on the Danforth Campus, Holmes Lounge/Ridgley Hall
Tuesday, Oct. 25, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the School of Medicine, Eric P. Newman Education Center (EPNEC), Great Room B
Thursday, Nov. 3, 6 -7 p.m. – Digital (Zoom) housing fair

This housing fair is for those in the market for a new home, considering a home purchase in the future, or for anyone interested in learning about this valuable benefit and the neighborhoods surrounding WashU.

ROOTED: Cultivating Black Wealth in Place

Invest STL is offering a new initiative focused on helping West End and Visitation Park residents build wealth so that they can afford to stay and grow in their neighborhoods. The ROOTED initiative (PDF) will provide investments of $20,000 in 50 households in the West End and Visitation Park to be put toward:

  • Purchasing a property
  • Renovating property
  • Starting a small business or scaling an existing business
  • Opening an investment account

To qualify, participants must:

  • Identify as Black
  • Be 25 years or older this year
  • Reside within the boundaries of the West End or Visitation Park neighborhoods for at least the last six years (on or before 2016)
  • Earn between 10-120% of the area income

Learn more and apply by Nov. 11, 2022, at