Real & Personal Property Tax Forgivable Loan Fund

Funds are being deployed through an intergovernmental agreement with the Collector of Revenue to pay off delinquent taxes on homes scheduled for tax sale. DHS has also entered into a memorandum of understanding with Park Central Development, Legal Services of Eastern Missouri and Prosperity Connection, who make up the St. Louis Real Estate Tax Assistance Fund (RETAF). RETAF combats the displacement of St. Louis homeowners who are unable to keep up with their property taxes and are at risk of tax foreclosure and losing their family home. DHS’ partnership with RETAF allows the city to deploy SLFRF funds to clear eligible tax liability, whereas RETAF fundraises to clear any tax liability which dates back past 2019, or to support owner occupants who are not low or moderate income. RETAF also administers the program, reaches out to individuals on the tax sale schedule, conducts intake, and supports them in accessing funds. To date, $106,912.03 in ARPA funds have been deployed to pay off the outstanding property tax liability on 46 homes, preventing 46 families from being displaced.

Project Appropriation

Project Appropriation

Total Programmed Funds

Total Programmed Funds
100.0% programmed of total appropriation

Total Expenditures

Total Expenditures
28.1% expended of total appropriation

Project Expenditures

Project Expenditures
Date Account Vendor Amount
09/30/2022 566000 $140,361.30


  • Appropriated Funds: Total amount of authorized funding set aside for a specific purpose
  • Programmed Funds: Estimate and Apportionment (E&A) approved contracts, personnel services, Board Bill approved Intergovernmental agreements (IGA)
  • Expenditures: Total amount spent by departments

Notes and Contact

ARPA(SLFRF and ERA) reporting will be updated on a rolling monthly basis.

The Project and Expenditure data reported is through May 31, 2024.

The data was last updated on Jun 11, 2024.

ARPA - American Rescue Plan Act ($510,518,052.20)
SLFRF - Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds ($498,076,054.00)
ERA - Emergency Rental Assistance ($12,441,998.20)

Please contact if you have questions about the data.

See Also

An overview of ARPA data can also be found on the ARPA Transparency Portal

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