Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Kansas City Eviction Crisis Underway



Courts are back in action amid the ongoing coronavirus and election slapfight depression . . . As the financial situation of locals grows increasingly dire, here's a glimpse at the consequences of continued harsh times . . .. Checkit:


KMBC: Thousands in KC could lose their homes since federal eviction moratorium has ended

"Thousands in the Kansas City metro could face the possibility of losing their homes now that a federal eviction moratorium has run out.Anyone who gets federal subsidies for housing is now in jeopardy of eviction if they have not paid rent. Landlords can start filing evictions in court on people who get rental help from the federal government."

Further reading:

CNBC: Can you be evicted during the pandemic? It depends on your ZIP code

Guardian: ‘I am beside myself’: millions in the US face evictions amid looming crisis

Newsweek: Federal Eviction Moratorium Lapse Will Lead to COVID Surge, Poverty and Future Housing Shortages

Developing . . .

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

this could very happen and is likely.

but is it happening yet?

Anonymous said...

Thousands of people being evicted over a short period of time may reach crisis proportion. But for the asinine eviction court moratorium,the evictions would have been spread out over months. It would have been much easier to deal with a steady flow of evictions than with a sudden onset of thousands.

Thanks again for your help, KC Tenants!

Anonymous said...

Your idiotic opinion us too stupid to even call stupid, I should know.
- Donald trump

Anonymous said...

Evict. Then put them up in the new downtown hotel until they can get on their feet.

Anonymous said...

^^^ +10000000

Anonymous said...

Trump has completely destroyed the economy. This is just one more example.

Bandit said...

Why the hell is it the landlord's job to carry your ass?

Anonymous said...

Translation: I am a dumb, poor idiot. I don't have a pot to piss in. I cannot be expected to work hard, manage my finances, and save for the future. I like being a welfare slave in Section 8 housing. I like being in such a precarious financial state that they can throw me out on the street because I have no money (at least none left after I went to the liquor store, the T-mobile store, the marijuana store, and the Ho-Ho and Twinkies store on Troost).

Anonymous said...

I have three evictions pending in Jackson County courts and one in Clay. All my tenants have been served. I have prospective tenants lined up to take their places at almost twice the rent. There is a housing shortage in Kansas City and this is a landlord's market. If your rent hasn't been raised in awhile, count yourself lucky. All of my properties are going up. There is great demand for decent homes outside of the protest zones. Can't wait to get rid of the deadbeats. There is no one more self-entitled than a tenant who tells me she doesn't have to pay rent. Hope she and her kids have to live in their car. My lenders weren't offering breaks, and I paid loans, taxes, insurance, and utilities the entire time the deadbeats weren't paying rent. I wouldn't even care if they came up with the money. These tenants won't show up in court. I will get a judgement by default, track them down, and their paychecks will be mine until their back rent and damages are paid off. Hope they have to explain to their kids the reason they are hungry is because mommy spent the $2400 a month unemployment assistance check on something else.

Rob said...

I guess there is inequity in that I have no fear of being evicted from my home. I paid rent years ago as a renter, and on time. I got a home and a mortgage and I paid the payments, on time. I never asked for rent or payment forgiveness, ever. I lived up to the promise I made to the landlord and the mortgage company. I own my home now because of that no on will be coming to evict me. Maybe you should too.