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Community Development and Mission
Resources to impact the city are available, but sometimes hidden. Join this webinar to learn more about actively engaging in community development initiatives in the inner city. NHSC’s staff will introduce resources such as asset-based mapping and social enterprise and how they can impact challenges in the city such as affordable housing, education, transportation, access to food, employment and crime.

May 15, 2019 1:00 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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Mrs. Nicole Ridley
Chief Executive @LCMS National Housing Support Corporation
Nicole Ridley has served as the Chief Executive for LCMS National Housing Support Corporation for the past five years. She is responsible for leading the Corporation in carrying out its mission to provide access to capital and customized consulting services for underserved neighborhoods in order to transform them into thriving communities. Prior to becoming NHSC’s Chief Executive, she served as project director at NHSC. Ridley has been a community development practitioner for the past 28+ years. Over the span of her career she has worked as a loan processor and originator, underwriter, financial counselor, lending manager and real estate developer. These hands-on experiences provide her with unique insights as it relates to the entire spectrum of the lending and development business. Ridley is a graduate of St. Francis College in Fort Wayne, Indiana and has focused on continuing education courses centered around Community and Economic Development.
Fred Kimbrough
Director of Projects and Lending @LCMS National Housing Support Corporation
Fred Kimbrough possesses extensive knowledge in the areas of affordable housing development, neighborhood revitalization programs, CRA lending, homebuyer education and financial literacy counseling. Mr. Kimbrough has managed housing rehabilitation and home-buyer programs for St. Louis County, MO and the City of East St. Louis, IL as well as other non-profit organizations. Fred also has valuable experience in banking and financial services. He was the Executive Director of Community Education Services (CES) a 501c3 non-profit organization and HUD approved Housing Counseling Agency founded in December 2008 that primarily focused on homebuyer and financial education. Fred currently manages all facets of the College Hill Neighborhood Development Project and is leading the effort to expand affordable housing and neighborhood stabilization in other parts of St. Louis and throughout the country.