Sunday, November 05, 2017

TKC SUNDAY ACTIVIST EFFORT MUST SEE!!! KANSAS CITY RENTAL HOUSING VOTER CRACKDOWN COMING SOON!!!



Quick glimpse at a community based effort in order to encourage better living conditions for Kansas City po'folk . . .

"Community leaders are launching the Healthy Homes ballot initiative petition for rental housing inspection ordinance in KCMO."

The argument against this bit of advocacy follows the same line as rent control in NYC . . . The impact might actually lead to higher prices and even less housing availability.

In the meantime, a coalition of social justice workers seek to put this effort on the April ballot and will be out in full force at local polling places on Nov. 7th.

Developing . . .

15 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Don't we already have a bunch of codes on the books for housing, etc. I'm not really buying this "community leaders" thing. I could be wrong but I sense another behind the scenes money grab by the city.

Anonymous said...

We have blocks and blocks of abandoned homes that need to be demolished. How are more ordinances going to provide better housing? I think it will just cause more blight and more abandoned homes. KC does not enforce the existing housing laws (look at the slumlords who have been skating for years). How will more laws make them be better citizens when they will not obey the existing ones?

Anonymous said...

I doubt there will be an enforcement exception for when bad tenants trash the rental property, or when lazy tenants' poor cleaning habits cause roach or rodent infestations. It will always be the landlord's fault, fix it now or get a large fine. I don't see how rents can't go up under this system.

Anonymous said...

Rent strikes would be more effective.

Anonymous said...

And besides nobody forced you to rent that shithole house at 38th and montgall. You probably were kicked out of nice rental properties because you live like pigs

Anonymous said...

the only ones that are mad and talking shit are greedy slum lord fuck wads .

rent a place that will pass CODE to begin with & I doubt you will have any problems from anyone .

seems like an easy remedy to your butt hurt crying greedy asses. ..that's because it is!!

Anonymous said...

Why can’t renters just get a housing inspection before they rent just like home buyers??? If you want to know if something works in proper order there are professionals that address that issue. I dont’ think giving the City more responsibility in an environment where they own the lionshare of dilapidated structures, barely cut the grass or maintain said structures and the ridiculous water and sewer crisis that plagues nearly every Kansas City proper property owner... No, this is a bad idea. Clearly, no housing advocates or professionals were at the table for this discussion. This proposition should fail. It will do more harm than good.

Get a home inspection before you rent a home. It’s $300 dollars well spent to avoid the issues that these folks are complaining about. The alternartive is to get your credit in order so that you can become a homeowner.

Anonymous said...

Hire a real estate professional if you’re too incompetent to seek out adequate rental housing. That’s what they do. Find homes for rent that are in good working order. This do-it-yourself renter is a danger to himself and others. If you rent a place that is a slum, you must have been looking for that. Got what you were looking for and now complaining. Stop it. People are available to help you find suitable housing. The fact that people don’t take advantage of the help is at their own peril. I would not endorse petition. These renters are not victims. Do situations arrise (even as a homeowner)? Yes. Should the government micromanage those issues? No. Vote NO on this.

Anonymous said...

point made lol

you only hear from the greedy slum lords bitching about this

Anonymous said...

I love the landlords arguing that inspections will cost THEM more money. Hey, dope, you just pass it along to your tenants, the way you always do. Nothing out of your pockets, dumbass.

Their other argument is a hoot - they claim they can't go into an occupied unit to inspect. Nobody is asking for that - you get an inspection BEFORE the unit is occupied, craphead.

Anonymous said...

You don’t like living in a shot hole ? Good, get off welfare, get a job and pay for a better place.

Anonymous said...

Just because you grew up wearing shit shoes and tough skins and eating that government cheese and watching your mama suck black cock don't mean the rest of us did. See what happens when you assume things, you get your fucking ass handed to you, just like all your mama's live in boyfriend's used to do to you,boy

Anonymous said...

The city only wants more money from whoever they can get it from, the city couldn’t inspect anything and get it right. I agree with a previous poster that the city shouldn’t be doing any inspections because they are incompetent. There are some truly screwed up slumlords in this city and most of them are black, Asian or Muslim. The good news is most of them are good and almost all of the problems are created by trashy, nasty single black women with a bunch of welfare babies looking to sue somebody for they next Cadillac Escalade

Anonymous said...

Actually, the lionshare of slum lords are White Johnson County residents who own rental property in Kansas City so they can get preseason Chiefs tickets. Sorry. Thats a fact.

Anonymous said...

^^^^^^Don't laugh @ 8:50, I know of several who do just that.