Monday, October 23, 2017
KANSAS CITY EVICTION RATE RANKS AMONG NATION'S WORST!!!
From our reporting partners, some important info about life in Kansas City. Take a look:
Kansas City has the #15 highest eviction rate of the nation's 50 largest metros
Evictions are a leading cause of homelessness, and research has tied evictions to poor health outcomes in both adults and children. Despite the importance of this issue, there is currently a serious lack of comprehensive nationwide data on evictions.
TKC Note: There's an upcoming study on this topic that we'll link to later in the week . . .
Many renters struggle to pay their rent, and we estimate that 3.7 million Americans have been affected by eviction. Additionally, evictions disproportionately impact the most vulnerable segments of the population - less educated Americans face significantly higher risks of eviction, as do black households and households with children.
Here are some highlights you might be interested in:
- One in five renters were unable to pay their rent in full for at least one of the past three months. We estimate that 3.7 million American renters have experienced an eviction.
- Black households face the highest rates of eviction, even when controlling for education and income. Additionally, households with children are twice as likely to face an eviction threat, regardless of marital status.
- We estimate an eviction rate of 4.2% for the Kansas City metro, which is the #15 highest rate of the nation's 50 largest metros.
Here's a preview to more data on the way.
Developing . . .