St. Louis commits $100,000 to Legal Services for vacancy initiative

Looking to chip away at the thousands of abandoned properties throughout the city, the St. Louis Development Corporation agreed Thursday help fund a new attorney at the region’s premier nonprofit legal clinic.

News Story (Missouri)

Jacob Barker
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
February 16, 2018

Tags: Housing

Organizations mentioned/involved: Legal Services of Eastern Missouri (LSEM)


The program is modeled after a similar effort in Kansas City, which provides $600,000 annually to Legal Aid of Western Missouri to help fight vacancy and return property to productive use within neighborhoods, according to an SLDC report.

“The essence of it is to ultimately make property available for the clients that we serve,” said Legal Services of Eastern Missouri Executive Director Dan Glazier.