Tuesday, March 03, 2020

KC Tenants Demand More Funding To Enforce Crackdown Against Kansas City Slumlords

Credit to our blog community on this one . . . Our readers PREDICTED that this affordable housing fight was all for show without resources dedicated to enforcement. And now, these activists stand in the same line begging for 12th & Oak cash like everybody else.

Here's the latest:

KC Tenants group frustrated city not funding tenant advocate office

Hide Transcript Show Transcript INVESTIGATIVE REPORTER MATT FLENER EXPLAINS. AND WE NEED THIS FUNDING. SALLY: -- MATT: IT WAS STANDING ROOM ONLY. AS TENANTS STOOD UP FOR THEIR RIGHTS. LEADERS WITH THE GROUP KC TENANTS BAFFLED WHY A REQUEST FOR A $1.2 MILLION OFFICE IN CITY HALL TO HELP TENANTS WAS NOT INCLUDED IN THE 2020 PROPOSED BUDGET.

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

How bout the landlords get more protection from the destructive and non paying tenants???

Anonymous said...

Bottom line; KCMO has no money to fund anything. Failed infrastructure, trash on the streets, broken sidewalks, unable to reinstall all of the Paseo signs, parks in disarray, city vehicles in disrepair, failing city jail, city hall falling down, and the list goes on.

Anonymous said...

Affordable housing with KC city government quit raising taxes and increasing water bills.

Anonymous said...

^^ 5:25 PM - Everyone should be required to have Rentals. Not many would back any of these people post ownership. The toilet broke 2 years ago. Not one call . So we decide to move the toilet and shit in the basement for two years. Or maybe the people that kept chickens in the attic. Or maybe the ones who kept a horse in the laundry room and partial kitchen area. People are amazing. One would think you would call if the toilet handle is broke instead of shit over a hole for 2 years. "need anything ?" Oh no, everything is great. There are both sides to every coin.

Anonymous said...

So why should even more Kansas City money go to abusive out of town slumlords?

Anonymous said...

Tara's well to do parents could afford to fund them.

Anonymous said...

Entitlement at its finest. The cost of housing will increase with the initiatives demanding higher quality housing. The better investment would be to train the tenants how to be a better tenant (and avoid future issues). Too many tenants don't understand the consequences of not fulfilling their side of the bargain. The endless protests are wearing at best.

Anonymous said...

Well they already have a lot of protection but sure. Advocate for more. Sorry is your complaint about bad tenants supposed to be some reason to let abusive landlords like TEH rip off thousands of our Kansas City neighbors? If so it's stupid.

Anonymous said...

Hahaha you want 2 private citizens to pay for thousands of rip offs by abusive landlords. That's stupid.

Anonymous said...

Ok teach tenants whatever you want. Ok to also teach our rights under state and city law to not be ripped off by repeat offender slumlords? To be clear you totaly forgot to explain why thousands of people should be systematically ripped off.

Anonymous said...

Obviously you have never had tenants . You sure are welcome to jump in on ownership at anytime. A person can always buy property if they don't like "slumlords". Why don't they ? I did.

Anonymous said...

1/2 the population on assistance. 1/ 2 bitching about landlords. Seems about right.

Anonymous said...

Why do you hate the state laws that give us the right to rent adequately maintained apartments and to not be evicted for complaining??

Anonymous said...

It never was about helping tenants. It is about a few organizers getting onto the taxpayer trough.

Anonymous said...

Serious question, why do you hate poor people so much, and love rip offs so much?

Anonymous said...

I have had and do have tenants. You should maybe find a new career since you hate your customers. Oh wait, are you one of the bad apples that just wants to keep the gravy train rolling?

Anonymous said...

That is so 2019! Tenants rights are provided by state law for many years and by KCMO since last year. It's now a question of enforcement of those rights. Sounds like you just want out of town rip off artists to continue to suck millions of dollars from KC. Are you one of the rip off queens?

Anonymous said...

You can tell the people that work vs scam in almost every post. I think the poster said there were two sides to a coin. And provided a " Few" examples. Then the standard hate for success by a guilty scumbags reply the standard blame of hate.

Anonymous said...

You are assuming there are no problems, which is ludicrous.

Anonymous said...

PRICELESS yet typical mindless replies on Tonys. Everyone is a slum lord scum. Fast forward at 7:42 and they admit they are as well. ba ha 101 ,remember the subject of your opposition when you post your guilt. I like my popcorn with Salt. And No Blonde chicks.