Gateway Housing has had over 125 trainees complete the NEAT program (Northside Employment and Training program and were placed in livable wage jobs.
Maurice McIntosh is the Founder, President and CEO of Gateway Housing Foundation, a 10 year resident, business owner and leader in the Redevelopment Area. Mr. McIntosh holds each of the following and Gateway has provided certifications in a variety of technical specialties:
OSHA – Over 200 certified
Solar Panel Installation – 17 certified
Lead Renovation – 15 certified
Asbestos Abatement Supervisors– 22 certified
Mold Abatement Supervisors – 15 certified
Hazwoper 40 – 10 certified
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Gateway Housing’s model of training and placement has been implemented extensively in single home rehab and/or renovation, and increasingly for commercial projects like the Water Tower Apartments where Gateway Housing Foundation was awarded the contract for demolition, abatement and rehab of 36 units. Through its own operations and the operations of affiliated entities, Gateway Housing Foundation has developed over 5 acres of residential land and thousands of square feet of residential and commercial space. At Grand Ave. Water Tower Apts., Gateway Housing Foundation remodeled 36 units, approximately 43,200 sq. ft. of commercial property, after fire damage. With its collaborative partner New World Alliance Construction, GHF rehabbed HUD approved residential units through the Wellston Housing Authority.
Due to ability to successfully complete large projects in hard to serve areas using the skills and talents of residents in their redevelopment areas, Gateway Housing Foundation has been certified as a Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO) for the purpose of furthering affordable housing under the HUD HOME Investment Partnership Program in partnership with Saint Louis County Planning, Office of Community Development.
Gateway Housing Foundation is an organization that provides affordable and market rate housing with wraparound services for low to moderate income households or individuals with disabilities. Wraparound services include empowerment programs and initiatives that are focused on homeownership education, job training, career development, job placement, life skills, business ownership, asset building and community leadership.
GHF exercises a collaborative approach to empowering individuals. This approach to continued development of the community is demonstrated through Gateway Housing Foundation’s method of partnering with individuals and community stakeholders to empower the underserved residents living within the development and the community at large. The different elements of the program are: