At St. Joseph Housing Initiative, we know that people need safe, peaceful home environments to thrive and owning one’s home is a major step forward in the path of financial independence. Where there are stable homes, there are healthy, harmonious neighborhoods. But neighborhoods are nothing without neighbors. When we help our neighbors begin a path toward homeownership, we all benefit. When we share in the work of home-building, we share in a greater, stronger St. Louis.

Mark your Calendars!  Spring Block & Alley Cleanup!

On May 1st, at 9am, join community neighbors and SJHI volunteers for a morning of SPRING CLEANING! We will clean both alleys on 4600 Alaska Ave., the north alley on 3400 Itaska St., pick up trash from sidewalks & street, rake up & dispose of winter yard waste, collect and prepare bulk trash for pickup.  SJHI will obtain cleaning supplies (brooms, rakes, shovels, bags, etc.) from Brightside (or bring your own!)  RSVP to


Our Homes: FOR SALE! Our home at 3421 Itaska is now listed with Palermo Realty.  This 2 bedroom, single family detached house is located in the heart of Dutchtown and ready for homeowners!

Helping Home Happen:  Learn about what we do from the people who make us who we are.  We are St. Joseph Housing Initiative.

Spring Yard Cleanup with Volunteers! : Many thanks to super SJHI volunteers, Annette, Gerry and Kloud for spending their Friday morning this March raking up piles of leaves, weeding LOTS of weeds, picking up trash from the front yard as well as the surrounding sidewalk and street.  We are grateful to our volunteers for helping us keep our homes and our community beautiful, clean and Green!

 Volunteer Fence Building, Continued! : On a sunny and crisp (COLD!) Saturday, January 23rd, dedicated volunteers, some returning, some new, joined us to complete the back portion of our fence at 5015 Idaho Ave.  We are so grateful to have friends who time and again, embody commitment to the mission of bringing quality affordable homes to first-time homeowners.

In The News: Alexis Zotos of KMOV Channel 4 features St. Joseph Housing Initiative at our Idaho House! St. Louis nonprofit works to rehab vacant homes into affordable housing for first time buyers 

In The News: Our wonderful Fence Building Volunteer Day is featured in a spotlight by Joseph Kenny in the STL Review: St. Stephen Parishioners lead housing initiative’s volunteer effort

In The News: Take a look at the progress we are making, featured here in the St. Louis Review: