March 21, 2017
Debate over funding of a new soccer stadium in St. Louis continues with a discussion about the need for affordable housing. “The Affordable Housing Trust Fund is a tool the city has to improve neighborhoods, households and the families that reside in them,” Karl Guenther said. Advocates who oppose Proposition 1 (a 0.05% use tax increase) argue that if passed, the excess funds should go towards housing, not a stadium. Assistant professor, Molly Metzger provides valuable insight in this article.