Action St. Louis

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In St. Louis, the fight for housing justice is urgent and deeply personal. For far too long, Black residents have shouldered the burden of systemic inequalities, facing eviction threats, soaring rents, and a lack of adequate protections.  Families are being torn apart, dreams shattered, and communities destabilized by a housing crisis that shows no signs of slowing down. 

Action St. Louis stands at the forefront of this battle, advocating tirelessly for change and rallying support to ensure that every person in our city's rights are protected and they have a place to call home.

Your support on Give STL Day will establish a MUTUAL AID FUND, at Action St. Louis to provide vital assistance to families facing housing insecurity.  Your donation today will directly impact those in need, with moving expenses, temporary housing, and other essential support and resources.  


Housing Justice
St. Louis City is facing an affordable housing crisis. Fifty-one percent (51%) of the City's residents are long-term renters. Rising rents, over-policing, incarceration, community violence, closing and underfunded schools, along with disinvestment and neglect has caused many Black residents to feel disconnected from the City they call home. In 2022, Action St. Louis built a tenant's rights movement called We The Tenants. #WeTheTenants is a community of renters, organizers, and advocates building a movement to transform St. Louis from a region that enables landlords and developers to exploit residents, to a place where everyone has safe and affordable housing.

In 2023, WeTheTenants gained momentum and their efforts resulted in the passage of the Right to Counsel for the City of St. Louis.  In 2024, we released our 2023 Housing Report, are seeking a Tenant Bill of Rights and Rental Registry for St. Louis City and County, and launching a MUTUAL AID FUND in support the most vulnerable in our region!

 ⬆ To learn more about Action St. Louis' MUTUAL AID FUND, be sure to visit the Mutual Aid tab above ⬆ 

Enjoy the below video, as we shine a light on the vital work of We The Tenants and the ongoing need for tenant protections throughout the St. Louis region.



Black Organizing Summer School (B.O.S.S.)

Action St. Louis is committed to training new bold leadership that will continue to build power in our communities and win campaigns that will transform our lives. With that in mind, Action St. Louis created the Black Organizing Summer School (BOSS). BOSS is a paid fellowship and training program that builds a pipeline of organizers in St. Louis region. Organizers are crucial to the success of our movement and BOSS serves to ensure new leaders continue to be trained, mentored, and developed.  

Are you interested in becoming a fellow?  If so, applications for our 6th cohort of BOSS is open now, until May t0th at 11:59pm, fellows will be notified no later than May 31st.  The 6th Annual BOSS Program will span from June 17th - August 9th, 2024, for an application or more information about B.O.S.S.


#WokeVoter STL is a grassroots campaign designed to build electoral power and strengthen Black political participation in local, state, and federal elections by providing year-round voter education and engagement.  By connecting key policy issues to our lived experiences, and mobilizing voters to use their collective power, we have the opportunity to usher in evidenced-based policies and practices to transform our communities.

DeFund. Re-Envision. Transform
DeFund. Re-Envision. Transform. is focused on divesting from systems that harm Black people and investing in our communities. We organized with our partners to Close the Workhouse, Defund SLMPD, and reinvest that money into communities impacted by policing.

The People's Plan
With our education, health, housing, and policing systems in desperate need of an overhaul along with centuries of racism and socioeconomic inequity, outcomes for white and Black St. Louisans are vastly different. When coupled with the impact of COVID-19 and the economic recession these racial and economic disparities has not only been magnified they are also intolerable and unsustainable. Anchored by 50 local organizations, The People's Plan is a comprehensive policy agenda designed to help us build power and redistribute resources in St. Louis City through the following initiatives:

Make STL Home:
Promoting universal housing, environmental justice, and livability for all St. Louisans
Funding Our Future:
Ensuring equitable taxation and funding for youth and education.
Building Inclusive Democracy:
Ensuring government transparency and maximizing civic engagement
Re-envisioning Public Safety:
Keeping communities safe by decriminalizing and transforming responses to harm

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