The Rise Up Festival
Aug. 20th, 2-11pm. Downtown STL

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Rise's affordable housing efforts have been recognized by the
Governor of Illinois for our Emerald Ridge Development

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Quality Housing for Everyone

Real Estate Development

Community-based partners

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Lifting our Communities

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Rise Announces 2017 Collaborative Grant Opportunity

Rise’s mission is to partner with communities to build stronger,…
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Everything we do is only possible with financial support from our community partners and individual donors. The money goes directly to our operating costs so we can continue to provide assistance to other community development organizations, build homes for those who need affordable housing, and be a strong partner for data sharing in the region.


Rise partners with communities to build stronger, more equitable St. Louis area neighborhoods.

About Rise

At Rise, we believe that neighborhoods should be safe, vibrant, and friendly. Rise builds market rate and affordable housing enhancing the quality of life in our communities and making St. Louis a great place to live, work and play; particularly in areas where we see the potential to enhance diversity of all types—social, cultural, lifestyle and economic.

Rise acts as a resource and partner to the community, bringing together non-profit organizations, financial institutions and government that make successful neighborhood revitalization possible.

  • Creating Homes

    Rise is a nonprofit housing developer, development consultant and predevelopment lender.

  • Building Strong Partners

    Rise provides capacity-building technical assistance and training to other nonprofit community development organizations, government agencies and institutions in the St. Louis metropolitan area.

  • Policy and Advocacy

    Rise also plays a leadership role in community development policy and affordable housing advocacy in the region as well as throughout Missouri and Illinois.

  • Sharing Information

    Rise is both a local and national data partner, working to improve the understanding of neighborhood change and create data-driven solutions to local problems.

Quality housing for everyone

Rise provides affordable housing for the hard-working residents of the St. Louis region who make 60% or less of the Area Median Income. 

We firmly believe that everyone deserves clean, safe affordable housing. People work hard to provide for a better life for themselves and their families, which is why Rise has provided over 5,000 homes for area residents.

These residents are people from all walks of life: teachers, police officers, EMTs, bank tellers, healthcare workers, and everyone who we see as the backbone of our community. They are our friends and neighbors. They should not have to sacrifice when it comes to providing safe homes for their families.