TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! MIDTOWN KANSAS CITY ACTIVISTS START GRASSROOTS URBAN EQUITY GROUP AFTER EPIC WIN AGAINST GENTRIFICATION!!!
Our blog community was the first to break news of the class struggle betwixt the residents of the Bainbridge Apts. and overeager developers and their political puppets in Midtown Kansas City.
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AFTER AN EPIC WIN AGAINST GENTRIFICATION . . . THERE IS A KANSAS CITY GRASSROOTS MOVEMENT UNDERWAY TO HELP THE WORKING POOR ACHIEVE HOUSING EQUALITY!!!
Equal housing and fed home program rules have often been a problem/hot mess in Kansas City for quite some time . . . Now, this group looks to help local residents and offer more support against a system that's often problematic for those who rely on it most.
Check the presser . . .
Kansas City, MO – Following a successful petition by Hyde Park neighbors encouraging city leaders to find more ethical and democratic solutions to crime in the Amour Blvd. Corridor, the petition organizers now announce the creation of Urban Equity KC—The Alliance for Social Equity and Inclusion.
Urban Equity KC is a new grassroots alliance seeking more transparency and inclusion from city leaders in support of our neighbors at the Bainbridge, Linda Vista, and Georgian Court apartments. This effort began with a resident meeting at the Bainbridge in February 2014.
After hearing the concerns of the residents first hand, and learning of their exclusion from a decision-making process that would affect their homes, a small group of neighbors recognized two important needs. In the short term, we needed to gather neighborhood support in halting the city's relocation process. For the long term, we needed to build a culture of inclusion so that our neighborhood, and our Hyde Park neighbors at the Bainbridge, could solve future problems in more open and equitable ways.
Last week, we received word that the Bainbridge management company and city hall reached an agreement that more information and participation is needed before taking any kind of action that impacts the Hyde Park residents living in the Bainbridge, Linda Vista, and Georgian Court apartments. We applaud city leaders and their willingness to pause, review, and rethink their approach to solving issues along Armour Boulevard.
We are proud to say that we have worked alongside our Bainbridge neighbors to accomplish our first goal: the city has halted its process leading toward evictions. However, we recognize that this process is not over and that our work as a neighborhood and community is only beginning. For this reason, our once-small group of neighbors is proud to announce the formation of Urban Equity KC: The Alliance for Social Equity and Inclusion. As a grassroots community organization, Urban Equity KC aims to change the discourse on poverty, focusing on transparent and inclusive models for dialogue and active problem solving strategies.
Urban Equity KC will continue to work with Bainbridge, Linda Vista, Georgian Court, and other Hyde Park neighbors to engage residents and community members. We are gaining support from key community leaders who are motivated to work together for our community through open dialogue and pro-active solutions. Supporters include Pastor Donna Simon of St. Mark Hope and Peace Lutheran, Sister Berta of Operation Breakthrough, Georgia Walker of Journey to a New Life, as well as the staff of Phoenix Family Housing. These individuals, and many more, will support Urban Equity KC and the residents of the Bainbridge, Linda Vista, and Georgian Court to continue the conversation of inclusion.
Urban Equity KC looks forward to upcoming events and opportunities to further the discourse of social equity and inclusion in Kansas City.
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