Thursday, September 13, 2018

The Rent Is Too Damn High In Kansas City

Aftermath of the housing debate . . . Here's what the local news didn't report . . . Other than valid complaints regarding the cost of living.

THE KCMO TALK ABOUT AFFORDABLE HOUSING WAS MOSTLY FOR SHOW AND ONLY THREATENS TO IMPOSE MORE SANCTIONS (TAXES) ON PROPERTY OWNERS!!!

Kansas City has more renters than the national average - more rentals are needed . . .

Already there's pushback against a litany of policy that will "thwart a landlord's ability to reject prospective tenants that won an eviction lawsuit or were evicted five-plus years ago. It also would prevent landlords from discriminating on the basis of an applicant's source of income, such as housing vouchers or Social Security.

"Landlords voiced their concerns to city council members, saying the plan would take away their flexibility in choosing tenants and that ultimately it could lead to higher rents and security deposits in order to protect landlords against the cost of evicting a tenant."

Read more:

Housing Study: For Low-Income Residents, Kansas City Is Far From Affordable

Kansas City, Missouri, has long prided itself as an affordable place to live. But a new study commissioned by the city paints a different picture. The study, commissioned a year ago by the city council, shows that affordable housing options exist for people of high or moderate incomes.

27 comments:

Anonymous said...

I took an economics class 101 and the professor explained the Law of supply and demand, it was simple really. That if there isn't enough of the product the demand and price goes up and if there is too much of the product the demand and price goes down.

Right now there are to many renters and the price goes up. The city raises property taxes every year plus they just put a new rental law in the books for landlords which adds cost to them which is passed onto the renters, thanks city hall!

Next question?

Anonymous said...

Do you know the difference between two, to and too?

ANSWER: NO!

Are you an idiot?

ANSWER: YES!

Those are all the questions I have, and see? I already know the answers.

Anonymous said...

9:57 Do you suck cock much?
ANSWER: YES!

Are you a flaming faggot cocksucker?
ANSWER: YES!

Anonymous said...

You really need to just blow somebody and shut up.

Anonymous said...

9:57 needs to be kicked off the blogg we don't need haters

Anonymous said...

Don't worry renters, just hold out three more years, ad the Downtown Housing Bubble will burst, leaving hundreds of "luxury" apartments available for whatever rent you can negotiate!

TOMORROW'S "SECTION 8" TODAY!

Anonymous said...

All the geezers need to be kicked off the blog. We don't need complainers.

Anonymous said...

Rent in KC is super cheap. I've lived around the country and good luck finding anything under $1000 anywhere. Maybe if you're comparing KC to Omaha or Wichita or something it's expensive, but you go to any major city and it costs a good amount of money. You can rent just about any area here in town for less than $1000 and I see 1 bedrooms in overland park listed for less than $700. Kc is finally having to face the reality that every other city faced years ago

Anonymous said...

^^You are right. It doesn't matter that you're right of course, because this is just a troll piece to get the geriatric complainers to post. TKC readers don't need facts, in fact they never use them. The posters on here are just looking for someone to agree with all "THEIR" facts. It's hilarious really.

Anonymous said...

Glad we keep you amused punky!
Here's another thought to make you grin.
How about meeting up with a geezer, so he can rip the skin off your ass, make a pair of shoes out of it and stomp around in dog shit, okay?

Anonymous said...

^^Butt-hurt geezer melting down! Triggered much paw paw? What's the matter gramps, is Matlock a rerun today? (hint: they're all reruns pops, he's dead!).

Anonymous said...

9:57 AM meet me on the Plaza today at 3:00 PM so we can "discuss" how to spell.

I will be outside of Rally House in a Chiefs jersey, I'm 6'4 220 pounds with a goatee, be there.

Anonymous said...

No one ever mentions that a large area of KC is simply unfit to live in due to crime. Many of the homes in these areas have been allowed to deteriorate since even good homes sell for next to nothing. So take out the supply from these crime ridden areas and you squeeze renters into smaller areas of town. Supply down, rents go up.

Anonymous said...

KCMO's housing and real estate situation right now is a major clusterfuck. City Hall's specialty is fucking things up of course so it's no surprise.

Anonymous said...

^^and your specialty is shitting yourself daily. Of course that's no surprise.

Anonymous said...

It will take a decade minimum to sort through all the wreckage Sly James and crew created before any sane decisions can be made as to how to proceed.

Anonymous said...

....and it will take five minutes minimum to sort through your stuff when you pass away. As it’s mostly new and used Depends.

Anonymous said...

Are you a man or woman ?

Anonymous said...

^^^Its answer is: Yes.

Anonymous said...

11:26 and the other usual stupid comments are Chris Hernandez as usual

Anonymous said...

Is it a coincidence that whenever there’s a piece about the city Hernandez gets nasty with his geezer hater crap?

Anonymous said...

Is it also a coincidence that whenever there’s a piece about the city the geezers get nasty with their complaining crap?

Anonymous said...


This is great news raise the taxes on those Hyde Park Homes they aren't paying enough taxes.

Anonymous said...

Yes, the rents in Kansas City are stupidly expensive. But why not just move to the suburbs where it's cheaper?

Anonymous said...

Some major cities like San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York and others have rent control. People in those cities lucky enough to have a rent control apartment pay very little. Maybe Kansas City should look into rent control?

Anonymous said...

You don’t recognize your own mom?

Anonymous said...

Isn’t he pretty close to being a geezer himself? I’d say middle age to be sure.