St. Louis Association of Community Organizations

The Three Keys to

Neighborhood Fundraising

Stay up to date with the latest information about the North Central Special Business District. For more information, click here.

SLACO After School Program Featured in Horizon Housing Foundation Newsletter

The key to successful neighborhood fundraising is to know what successful neighborhoods do. Now available are three "Keys to Neighborhood Fundraising" that will assist your neighborhood association with its development needs. Click and download each item.

With the city's once-revolutionary land bank overtaxed and underfunded, volunteers try to fill the gap. To read more, click here.

The Sustainable Neighborhoods Academy

Riverfront Times Article Discusses SLACO's Vacancy Project

Dec. 20, 2017

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Activities of the Sustainable Neighborhood Academy are financed in part through an allocation of Community Development Block Grant funds from the Department of Housing and Urban Development and the City of St. Louis Community Development Administration. Below are resources from this year's academy workshops.

The North Central Special Business District

Please join us as we help homeownership become a reality. SLACO encourages you to Save the Date for a series of free events from Mission St. Louis, SLACO's Vacancy Project called 

"The Finest 15". 

The Hyde Park Neighborhood Association (HPNA) and the LRA will highlight and market 15 LRA properties in a series of workshops that will be held throughout the city on the following dates: April 14 at SLACO's Regional Neighborhood Conference; June 2 in the Lewis Place/Fountain Park neighborhood; August 4 in the Dutchtown, Mt. Pleasant, Gravois Park and Marine Villa neighborhoods; and October 6 in the West End neighborhood. The purchase price of these selected properties will range from $1,000 to $4,000.

The goal of the “Finest 15” is to encourage home ownership. There are a lot of people who live in substandard housing and pay rent that is twice the amount of a mortgage. This program offers a great opportunity to purchase a home without a 20 to 30 year mortgage.

Tackling vacant housing in St. Louis neighborhoods has been always been a priority for the St. Louis Association of Community Organizations (SLACO). Our group's Vacancy Project started holding workshops to educate the public on the process of buying a home from the City of St. Louis' Land Reutilization Authority (LRA), which has 3,100 homes across the city in its portfolio. 

Keys for Successful Neighborhood

Fundraising Now Available

Did you know that a vacant building could become a neighborhood farm?  Chicago pioneered this innovative space.
Check it out!

Register Now!! Click here to get tickets.​

Turning Vacant Buildings into Urban Farming Spaces

More Sustainable Neighborhoods Academy Activities

Neighborhood Profit Sharing with Real Estate Investment Trusts

Can Real Estate Investment Trusts change the way residents view their neighborhoods?  Learn how this redevelopment tool can positively change the course of St. Louis neighborhoods.

Save the Date: "Finest 15” LRA Property Ownership Workshops to be held Around Town from April to October 2018

Here is the “Guide for Successful Neighborhood Associations.”  You may read the guide, download and read later or print.

This guide will assist you in starting a neighborhood association.  It is by no means a complete set of rules to be followed.  It is merely a starting point with helpful hints and proven methods to effectively organize your group.

Guide for Successful Neighborhood Associations Now Available

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What is the North Corridor Collaborative?

A collective group of service providers, city officials and residents along the North Corridor, dedicated to providing a supportive network of services and facilitating measurable change in an effort to create a stronger North City. 

Its vision is to build a structure for stakeholders to support effective vehicles for investment and neighborhood support and greater collaboration in North St. Louis.

SLACO Improving the quality of life in neighborhoods throughout the St. Louis region through community-based initiatives, citizen empowerment and neighborhood organizing.