Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Kansas City Fair Housing Campaign Continues Via Data-Driven Advocacy
Petitioners attempt to reform local housing and apply more stringent rules for landlords . . . Recently, we talked about KC's eviction rate as ranking among the nations' worst.
Here's a website offering more information . . .
Working with one of the richest datasets on eviction in the country. We compiled 173,720 eviction filings, spanning 17 years, drawn from the Jackson County Landlord-Tenant court records. The data are at the address-level and have been geocoded and mapped.
Over the study period, an average of 42 formal evictions were filed per business day. Evictions were filed in relatively consistent numbers, year over year, suggesting that there could be a core of landlords in the city who rely on eviction as a part of their business models. Evictions have been spatially concentrated in the city’s poorest neighborhoods—but their impact is spreading to other parts of town, consistent with development trends.
Black people living in poverty were disproportionately impacted by eviction during the study period. We performed a multivariate analysis that showed that race is the most important factor that predicts whether or not someone will be evicted in Kansas City, even when we hold income constant.
Developing . . .