4TheVille Nonprofit Tackles Issue: 30,000 St. Louis Properties Still Have Racial Covenants In Their Deeds

A research study on racially restrictive covenants showed there are still millions of such documents tied to home deeds across the United States.

And around 30,000 restrictive covenants in St. Louis, which peaked in the 1920s.

Julia Allen, co-founder of 4TheVille, discovered recently that the owner of their home has signed a covenant agreeing not to sell or rent to people of colour.

The 71-year-old, with the help of her non-profit, aims to help people understand and address the fight against discriminatory housing practices.

Check out the full story by Corinne Ruff on St. Louis Public Radio.