Title

St. Louis's “Team TIF”: A Community–Academic Partnership for Tax Incentive Reform

Additional Authors

Metzger, Molly

Publication Date

2-9-2018

Summary

As in other U.S. cities, tax increment financing and other development incentives have diverted hundreds of millions of dollars from St. Louis’s city budget. These incentive programs are enacted with little transparency or public accountability. In St. Louis, they are frequently used in the neighborhoods that need them the least and are rarely used in majority African American neighborhoods. This article presents a case study of Team TIF, a community-academic partnership designed to raise awareness, increase government transparency, and promote a racial equity agenda for development incentives in St. Louis.

Document Type

Article

Category

Thriving Communities

Category

Thriving Communities

Subarea

Community Engagement

Original Citation

Harris, N., & Metzger, N. W. (2018). St. Louis’s “Team TIF”: A community–academic partnership for tax incentive reform. Journal of Urban Affairs. Advance online publication. doi:10.1080/07352166.2017.1421433

Project

Housing and Well-Being

Keywords

tax abatement, tax, tax increment financing, abuse, advocacy, community development, community-based organization

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