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."
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.