Thank You to all of our supporters from the 2016 SLACO Neighborhood Conference.

We hope to see you again next year!

Our presenters, Dr. Molly Metzger of Washington University and Glenn Burleigh of Metropolitan St. Louis Equal Housing and Opportunity Council, provided attendees with information on how housing trends impact the racial and social-economical make up of neighborhoods in the St. Louis region and what residents can do to help make the Tax increment financing (TIF) a more transparent and equitable process that benefits all communities. 

Specifically, Dr. Metzger discussed how TIFs used from 2000-2014 influenced neighborhood populations, which subsequently leads to what resources and amenities are available within a community. To learn more about TIFs in general and Team TIF St. Louis in particular, visit the website at

Dr. Metzger's presentation and other links are listed on the Sustainable Neighborhoods web page under Fall 2016 Seminars here

Mr. Burleigh discussed the racial makeup of St. Louis neighborhoods in terms of the census tracks and how those tracks changed from 2000 to 2014. To learn more about the services of EHOC, visit

Mr. Burleigh's presentation is listed on the Sustainable Neighborhoods web page under Fall 2016 Seminars here.




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


St. Louis Association of Community Organizations

​​​​​Monday November 28, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
What is TIF? Tax Breaks, Segregation, and Racial Equity

​The City of St. Louis, like many other cities, uses TIF to divert hundreds of millions of dollars of tax revenue to select housing and business developments. Dr. Molly Metzger of Washington University will analyze TIF and other incentives through a racial equity lens, focusing on specific opportunities for policy change.

Location:  5888 Plymouth Avenue, St Louis MO 63112

Event is free and open to the public.  To register visitEventbrite​​