St. Louis area builders offer union incentive program again (print version)
St. Louis-area unions have partnered with select builders to offer an incentive program to spur local homeownership.
The promotion - the "Neighborhoods Built by Your Neighbors" program - commits nearly $1 million to assist buyers at closing.
"It's real cash for use at closing," Jim Brennan, owner of McKelvey Homes, said in a statement.
Several local unions are contributing to the fund with cash amounts that range from $2,000 to $10,000 based on the sales price of the home.
Participating unions include St. Louis-Kansas City Carpenters Regional Council, Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 562, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 1, Sheet Metal Workers Local 36, Greater St. Louis Construction Laborers, Painters District Council 58 and Cement Masons Local 52...