Tues., Sept. 28, noon
Why is it so hard…sometimes impossible…to find a decent, safe, affordable apartment or house in St. Louis? There are many reasons, and we will learn about some of them when Shannon Koenig, executive director of the St. Louis County Housing Authority, joins us for a Lunch and Learn session. As executive director of the St. Louis County Housing Authority, Koenig oversees the Housing Authority’s mission to provide decent, safe and affordable housing in St. Louis County. She also serves as executive director for the public housing authorities in Hillsdale, Olivette and Pagedale.
Koenig previously worked in the Department of Human Services in St. Louis County, where she led the development of county-wide affordable housing strategy. She has nearly two decades of policy experience on issues relating to housing, human services, tax credits, and economic and workforce development. She was instrumental in the development of the Affordable Housing Trust Fund in St. Louis County, and she led efforts to redevelop public housing in Wellston, a project that was supported by Women’s Voices.