Community Response is a Black Woman led 501c3 nonprofit agency with almost twenty years experience providing quality housing and support services to underserved segments of our community. Community Response’s mission is “To provide innovative solutions to social and public health challenges that threaten the physical and mental health of underserved children, families and communities”. Current programs/contracts include providing: Trauma-focused therapy to justice involved individuals in Saint Louis City’s Juvenile Diversion program; Project Connect, which offers mental health and transportation to Missouri Correctional facilities (for children of incarcerated parents and their caregivers); and Fostering Homeownership, which provides quality rehabilitated energy efficient homes to low and moderate income families with a history of housing instability. Community Response is a certified Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO) with a commitment to increasing homeownership opportunities for generational renters and stabilizing communities through real estate development. We have focused initial efforts in Saint Louis Promise Zone neighborhoods. We are excited about the opportunity to improve our communities and empower low to moderate income residents with the knowledge and support needed to realize the American dream of homeownership.