Friday, August 26, 2016
Kansas City Northland Fears Influx Of Subsidized Housing And Rising Crime
The topic of poverty and crime reaches across the bridge and into Kansas City's suburban communities that are also coping with rising crime.
In essence, a local community is complaining that the city is working to pack more poor people into a district that's already coping with a demographic shift.
Take a look:
NN: Neighbors oppose Maple Corners housing project
An important perspective . . .
"This area is already saturated with subsidized housing. The school is about 80% free or reduced lunch. Neighborhood has been deemed unsafe for walking to school and has no plans to improve the infrastructure with the project.
"The area south of Vivion road and west of Worlds of Fun already is below the median northland and city income level. The neighborhood has a crime problem and the local grocery store is over a mile away and not walkable . . ."
Meanwhile, the project moves forward and locals are finding their complaints ignored by public officials.
You decide . . .