SLEHCRA Mentioned in St. Louis Post-Dispatch

SLEHCRA was recently referenced in a St. Louis Post Dispatch news story on the state of the unbanked and underbanked in the St. Louis area. The article, which came out on September 13 2012, quoted four SLEHCRA members: Jacqueline Hutchinson of Community Action Agency of St. Louis County, Rance Thomas of North County Churches United for Racial Harmony and Justice, Elisabeth Risch of Equal Housing Opportunity Council (EHOC), and Rose Eichelberger of Ready, Aim, Advocate.

SLEHCRA members discussed the current situation with the unbanked and underbanked in St. Louis, the challenges facing the community, and the progress that has been made in bridging the gap and creating more financial inclusion.  The article also mentioned the opening of three new bank branches  in St. Louis county as a result of SLEHCRA’s effort.  The new bank branches mentioned are in Pagedale, Jennings, and Olivette, and they are operated by Midwest BankCentre, First National Bank of St. Louis, and Enterprise Bank and Trust respectively.

Read the full article here.