Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Kansas City Vacant Housing Crisis Continues

Election season promises and promotion of the so-called "broken windows theory" by authorities haven't resulted in a reduction of crime or much improvement in local blight. Nevertheless, the work still continues . . .

KC Land Bank helping homeowners rehab vacant properties

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - There are thousands of vacant and abandoned homes in Kansas City and now lenders are stepping up to help finance KC Land Bank homes and rehabs in the urban core. Jamaica Collins bought a house from Kansas City's Land Bank in July of 2016 as part of the "Dollar Houses" program.

5 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Jamaica Collins bought a different house and expected the city to fix it for her..... they didn't..... she lost the house because she couldn't even afford to pay the back taxes on it but yet here she is doing it again thinking if she cries on tv or to the news paper she'll get sympathy from some body and fix her new place for free

Anonymous said...

Aren't they supposed to have all exterior repairs done in four months or land bank forecloses on them and takes it back? What about proving they have the financial resources before they even buy them or is that part of the scam of selling them to get them off the city's back, fuzzy math!

Anonymous said...

Housing shortage!

Anonymous said...

Maybe somebody needs to turn her in for all that trash in her yard!

Anonymous said...

Who the fuck would buy one of those shit houses? If you can fix it up your water bill is higher then then the mortgage.