Our Community: Spanish Lake

Here is a blog post written by Lauren Schwarze, one of our Financial Crisis interns. This post features how one community in St. Louis is banding together to fight the ripple effects of foreclosure.

Recently on Living St. Louis Jim Kirchherr joined John Thro of the St. Louis County Problem Property Unit and Jamie O’Hare of Neighbors Assisting Neighbors as they visited Spanish Lake.  Thro and O’Hare are working to keep the neighborhood safe –Spanish Lake has had many home foreclosures and the abandoned properties are at risk of graffiti and vandalism.  The St. Louis County Problem Property Unit is tackling some of the bigger problems, but with the help of community volunteers smaller projects can be completed, too.


The effort to keep neighborhoods safe is only successful with the help of volunteers.  To contact Neighbors Assisting Neighbors for volunteer opportunities please call (314) 713-0703. To watch the video click below:

 For other Living St. Louis segments featuring communities in our area, please visit the map below


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