This developer crackdown might actually "inspire" a few fancy builders to get off the dole and stop using taxpayer cash for real estate speculation.
"Kansas City has for too long lacked commitment to ensuring truly affordable housing be part of any incentivized project and that landlords not be able to discriminate based on tenants’ sources of payment."
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Ordinance calls for 20% of KC apartment units to be affordable to receive incentives - Kansas City Business Journal
Multifamily developers seeking tax incentives to build in Kansas City soon could have their projects subject to required minimum percentages for affordable housing units. A new ordinance filed Thursday by Mayor Quinton Lucas and Councilwoman Melissa Robinson would mandate that developers set aside at least 20% of total units as affordable, for "primarily" residential projects with 10 or more units, before they can obtain incentives like tax abatements, redirections or bond issuances.