The Neighborhood Vacancy Initiative helps local residents and community-based organizations reduce the problem of vacant, abandoned, and blighted housing in the city of St. Louis. This program will help stabilize neighborhoods and create more affordable housing.
Helps low-income residents with title issues and older homeowners to transfer their homes through beneficiary deeds to avoid vacancy.
Assists City agencies and nonprofits to clear land titles for development which creates affordable housing.
Problem property issues
Represents community groups and neighborhood associations to file lawsuits against the owners of vacant, run-down properties, to force them to sell or repair their property.
Educates community groups about the legal tools available to prevent and reduce vacancy, and to assist them with legal organization and nonprofit incorporation through the Microenterprise Program.
Services currently available only in the City of St. Louis
This initiative is supported by the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
and the St. Louis Development Corporation.
For more information, contact:
Tracy James, Managing Attorney
Peter Hoffman, Staff Attorney
Melissa Slator, Paralegal & Community Outreach Specialist