The most important this we've learned from this "debate" is that demonstration at the homes of judges is now a viable form of protest given that local leaders tacitly seem to approve of the tactic and KC Tenants has been lauded by both pundits and politicos for their work.
However, read this one closely because, like all things in Kansas City, there are loopholes . . . Check-it:
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Today, Judge Dale Youngs extended a September order filed by his predecessor to temporarily halt residential evictions. The original order stood from Sept. 24 to Dec. 31, 2020. Youngs extended that order until March 31. While this extension is a huge deal in regards to evictions occurring during a pandemic in the middle of winter, it has not actually prevented evictions from taking place.
Because of the specifics of that order, landlords may still file to evict tenants unless the tenant has already filed an executed copy of a declaration form that temporarily halts their eviction. If the tenant does not file the declaration form, or the tenant is not covered by the order, a landlord can submit a verification form that allows them to evict the tenant regardless of the halt on evictions.
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