Reprinting a letter from St. Louis Development Corp.
Just wanted to thank you for your service on the former SLACO Vacancy Committee and subcommittees. Your work has pushed the City on a path to begin work on some vacate buildings.I hope you will become a part of the Vacancy Collaborative and jump on some of their subcommittees.Thank you for your work! It’s getting done and it’s because of your work.
For the record, we have:
3 completed stabilizations and with contracts moving toward closings
11 more approved just this past Wednesday for us to post for bids soon.
We still have some fine-tuning to do to get everything just right, but the program is definitely picking up steam and starting to show progress, with buildings approved or completed in 15 different neighborhoods – with many more still being evaluated and inspected for eventual presentation to the Stabilization Advisory Committee and the LRA Board.
Stay tuned for further updates, and in the meantime, thank you all again.
Sean Thomas Program Manager – Prop NS St. Louis Development Corp.
ST. LOUIS — A construction dumpster parked behind the four-unit apartment building on Newberry Terrace was filled to the brim Friday with remnants of the structure’s collapsed floor.
Surrounding it, a construction crew of about 10 people was busy hauling out more debris that, a week ago, all but blocked the hallways of the 1906 brick structure in the city’s Lewis Place neighborhood. Workers had already cut down overgrown trees, tuckpointed and boarded over weak floors. Most importantly, they installed a new roof on the building so rain couldn’t cause any more damage.
Since 1978 The St. Louis Association of Community Organizations, a.k.a. SLACO has been the umbrella organization for several St. Louis City Neighborhood Associations. SLACO has collaborated with numerous organizations in addressing several challenges and issues our residents face daily. We have addressed Government Accountability, Teen Violence Prevention, After School Music Programs, Summer Camp and After School Programs, supporting black and brown entrepreneurs and affordable housing initiatives.
Most recently we partnered with Neighborhood Forward on a Voter Registration, Voter Education and Voter Participation Initiative in the November General election (2020) and the St Louis City General election (2021).
It has been noted in America that police violence is a leading cause of death for black youths. Our goal with this documentary is to assist in the healing and understanding process. The documentary, training and curriculum we will be releasing simultaneously will serve as great tools for communities of color and police departments.
“Thank you all for attending yesterday’s info session about the Green & Efficient Buildings Are Better pilot project. We are excited to see so many who are interested in pursuing energy efficiency opportunities!
As promised, I’m following up with a few things: 1) Interest form – fill this out if you’d like to participate in the program!
Shoutout to WEPOWER member and UCM organizer, Marie Franklin, on this historic win! Illinois will become the first state to completely eradicate the use of money bail and set the bar for criminal justice reform nationwide! News article link.
Marie represents Concerned Citizens of Precinct #12 as a SLACO Member.