TKC EXCLUSIVE!!! OPPOSITION AGAINST 'TINY HOMELESS SHELTERS' RISING IN KANSAS CITY NEIGHBORHOODS!!!

A proposed solution to the Kansas City homeless crisis has quickly come under fire by residents concerned with the safety of their community.

A recent press release noted . . .

A "tiny homes village" the city will provide transitional housing for people experiencing homelessness.

“Our goal is to provide a large amount of emergency transitional housing to make sure we have safe, respectable, and climate-controlled living areas, particularly for those currently living in one of the 170 tent encampments across the city,” KCMO City Manager Brian Platt said. “This is one of several solutions we are exploring to create housing options that meet the diverse needs of our unhoused community.”

Already there's resistance to this scheme, here's the first word from a local insider . . .

"Nobody wants this in their neighborhood. Residents have legitimate concerns about crime, drugs and traffic for this kind of shelter. And what's worse is that the plan isn't being discussed with neighborhood leaders. So far the city manager hasn't been very responsive to our questions."

To be fair, the new city manager is talking with podcasts about the goals of this plan. But specific questions from neighborhood leaders have been ignored as of this writing.

And the problems don't stop there . . .

Here's the biggest dilemma regarding the tiny homeless shelter proposal that has been overlooked.

FEDERAL & STATE LAWS AGAINST PROVIDING PUBLIC HOUSING TO PEOPLE CONVICTED OF DRUGS & PROSTITUTION OFFENSES THREATEN TO LIMIT THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE PROPOSED KCMO TINY HOMELESS VILLAGE!!!

Check Missouri precedent on this crimial justice fact of life sent our way by insiders . . .

"No housing authority . . . Shall rent or lease accommodations to any person who, within the preceding five years, has been convicted of a crime involving prostitution or the possession or sale of controlled substances listed in schedule I and II of section 195.017, or whose dwelling unit is known to have been the site of crimes involving prostitution or the possession or sale of controlled substances listed in schedule I and II of section 195.017."

This passage is exceptionally important given reports of rampant drug use among denizens of local homeless camps and motels.

One last thing . . .

We reached out to council about these complaints and elected officials seem frustrated with the lack of transparency.

Here's the word . . .

"We haven't seen any details. All we have is an e-mail inviting us to look at some of the tiny shelter models in a demonstration at Bartle Hall. We MUST have wrap around services for these people. NOT just shove them in sheds!"

Crime and access to resources aren't the only concern.

There's also the question of sustainability . . . One insider notes: 

"They're paying for this with the American Rescue Act stimulus money. What happens when that runs out??? Kansas City taxpayers are going to be stuck with funding this plan OR they're just going to create a tiny ghost town. That's another good reason why neighborhoods have reservations about this idea."

Of course we're looking forward to more deets but right now the proposal has inspired skepticism and more questions Northeast Kansas City and among other residents.

Developing . . .

Comments

  1. of course this is a bad idea.

    See you at the groundbreaking!

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  2. Any land in Fairy Village or southern Overland Park ? Let the Woke Kansas Karencrats get their warm and fuzzies fluffed.

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    1. Kansas city problem from beginning. You deal with it.

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  3. Talk about a quick drop in home values.

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  4. Put it near where that KCUR reporter was shot and killed. No one seems to care about home values there.

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  5. NIMBYS activate! You know who you are - the same ones that are pushing all the woke, progressive policies Q and his henchmen are now implementing.

    That is the danger in pitching an idea to a pol - if he thinks it will get him re-elected, there is no turning back..

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  6. Build it in Brookside.

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    1. I personally feel Ward Parkway and Sunset Hill would be great!

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  7. Frogville not looking so bad afterall - keep paying those taxes KCMO bitches!

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  8. Which neighborhood? Which residents? Which neighborhood leaders? Do they have names? We haven't seen any details? Who is "we?" Insiders? Jeepers!

    Just another fantasy-based troll piece for you'll to chomp on and take your cheap shots at city leaders. Whee.

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    1. City 'leaders'? Are you a comedian? What we have is incompetence, corruption, and self-promotion.

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    2. Somebody posting from City Hall enters the chat...

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  9. I live near where encampments often occur. When the "village" is finally removed there is filth, needles,meth-making gear, diapers (yes), and all kinds of suspect things that probably were stolen.... and those are just the good points.

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    1. I know you guys are fighting like hell there to kick out blight and the problems that come with it.

      I can't imagine what the residents have seen there

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  10. This plan is the storage-shed version on Pruitt–Igoe in St. Louis or Cabrini Green in Chicago. Politicians and planners know from the get-go it's going to be a disaster of epic proportions - that's not even a question - but they get short-term media accolades for compassion during the discussion and building stages.

    And, after crime spikes and neighborhoods are destroyed, you just don't talk about it (again, with media complicity). Eventually you have to raze the place, and blame the debacle on the heartless lack of support from your political opponents.

    It'll likely happen . . . because we all know that a neighborhood of Home Depot storage barns, populated by the mentally ill and addicted and $2 hookers, is the sort of braniac solution liberals dearly love.

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  11. Mayor Drunky McYogashorts does it again!!! Professor McDrinkerson, you have a less than zero chance of being elected to the Missouri Senate and you are stuck with the messes you have created for the foreseeable future. Couldn't have happened to a nicer guy.

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  12. 1:23 seems triggered and unstable. Better reserve a shed for him.

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    1. Why?

      When you don't name people by name and neighborhood it looks pretty made-up. A troll piece, in other words, to give people their daily outlet to make racial and homophobic slurs at elected officials.

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    2. By that you mean, 1:52, that the stooges and incompetents being paid to run things just hate hearing from their customers.

      It's ok! You own the Star, which is pretty good at publishing uncritical puff pieces.

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  13. The key takeaway here is that you need to review the specific language of the State law:
    "No housing authority . . . Shall ***rent or lease*** accommodations

    These accommodations are being neither leased nor rented, therefore the law does not apply.

    Enjoy tiny homeless villages in your neighborhood.

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    1. That's right. That is why they want to sell houses for a dollar. Makes sense to a lawyer.

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  14. Looks like the Lucas flunky is back.

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  15. Quadafi doesn't want wrap around services. His group just wants to be given a free house and to be left alone.

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  16. But don't you see? Those homeless druggies, prostitutes and so on give the democrats the votes.

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  17. 1:23/1:52 Get off the drugs. I'm upset that my tax dollars are paying for your internet access.

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  18. 1:31, ahh the hypocrisy of the progressive left. Those encampments do nothing but IMPROVE neighborhoods wherever they are located. That's what the democrats tell people. Just as long as its not in our back yard eh comrade?

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  19. Let's be clear, that the Democrats are not the "progressive left", the Democrats are "Centrist Republicans".

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  20. Housing is a human right. Kansas City needs every person willing to live in this evil little town. There's plenty of property owned by KC Parks & Rec to provide space for housing of the houseless individuals migrating in from the region. Have some civility. The idea that the public is not puritanical enough is the reason we have a separation of church and state. The boomers need to give up control of public resources, we got this, time to retire.

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  21. Let's be clear. The Democrats are scumbag communists. There is nothing progressive or centrist about them.

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  22. 4:41pm "Housing is a human right." NO, it is fucking NOT a human right. No one has to work for your useless, lazy, jobless ass to live in luxury because you don't feel like doing anything except smoking a crack pipe. You fucking assholes that put down boomers all the time suspect me to believe that you're actually boomers who never worked an honest day in your pathetic lives and are still living in mommy's basement. You are a smelly, toxic, disgusting scourge on this planet and should be relegated to the sewers to support yourselves and no longer to come up from underground to bother civilized, healthy right-minded human beings. PIG.

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  23. "Spaces owned by Parks & Recs." Those spaces are owned by the taxpayers, you FUCKING MORON. We pay the city for their upkeep, not to fill it up with a bunch of derelicts and filthy bums, you stupid, fucking, clueless idiot.

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  24. 4:46 is correct and I also agree, that there should be "Tiny Houses" and Section 8 housing in Hallbrook, Leawood, Prairie Village, Brookside etc.

    In fact, "Tiny Houses" & Section 8 housing should be placed, for the most part, in places where the Liberals who vote these initiatives in live.

    It's only fair.

    And yeah, especially the Liberal Ward Parkway Corridor.

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  25. I live in Leawood and I don't want that shit here. Keep it in Missouri please.

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  26. 5:00 You guys voted for Sharice Davids, you get Tiny Houses. It's part of the deal. Plus, you have to give money to BLM or they burn down your house.

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  27. Nobody wants those shitboxes around. Move them in with Archer and Lucas!

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  28. Cops lie all the fucking time. The Prosecutor encourage cops to lie in their reports to keep quota's up and keep the Jackson County Jail full at all times. Women are chained to hospital beds whey they have their babies so we should get a grasp at the lack of quality of the people writing laws and enforcing these laws that target the working class sectors that are the most vulnerable. That's why KC Homeless Union has taken up the task of listing demands for these people considered undesirable in Leawood or any other neighborhood who feel they are above the strata who have to live under dire circumstances. Everybody deserves representation not just the property owners.

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    1. One day, you will be able to communicate coherent thoughts in writing.

      But not today.

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  29. 5:03 is correct. you guys wanted Gov Kelley and Joe Biden - so you get Section 8 and Tiny Houses too.

    Joe is planning on you JoCo folks rubbing elbows with the belligerently indigent folks that are demanding free housing on the tax payer dime, not just in KC, but all over the country.

    I fuckin HATE Joe Biden and his crime family, but I gotta tell ya, I can't wait for this shit to hit JoCo.

    https://dcswampwatch.org/just-in-joe-biden-plans-to-decimate-community-neighborhoods/

    https://governmentexclusive.com/articles/joe-biden-plans-to-relocate-blm-thugs-into-neighborhoods-as-part-of-his-racial-equity-plan

    https://www.lawenforcementtoday.com/joe-biden-plans-to-abolish-suburban-communities-with-his-section-8-housing-plan/

    Fuckin hilarious. All those holier-than-thou white ladies living next to Flav-A-Flav and NWA!

    YES!!!!!!

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  30. If housing is a human right, tell the U.N. Human Rights Council about all the countries in the world that do NOT provide housing to all their citizens. That would include every country in the world, including all the countries that are members of the Council.

    If no country on earth houses everyone, and even the Human Rights Council countries do not house everyone, then calling housing a human right is bullshit.

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  31. Nah, I'm a Trump supporter and I have plenty of friends here in Leawood who voted for him too. We're just not as loud and stupid as the other ones. Don't wish that garbage on me. I'm on your side. Put 'em on Ward Parkway. I'm good with that.

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  32. Human Garbage? There is a problem with a constituency that views section's of the working class that consist of all types of race and gender, disabilities, sexuality etc.. You're judges and prosecutors are violating constitutional authority by their interpretation of civil rights.

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  33. Must be important for employers to see broken people sleeping rough on the sidewalks during drive time. Almost keeps wages suppressed and people putting up with it.

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  34. GOD IM GLAD I MOVED FROM THAT LIBERAL SHIT HOLE OF A DUMP

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  35. ITS BIDENS AMERICA

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  36. Impeach bidumb now

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  37. Fuck Kansas City!5/4/21, 9:54 PM

    I read this stuff and LMAO. One of the hundreds of reasons I left that craphole city.

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  38. ALL CAPS BECAUSE IM NOT PLAYING ANYMORE. HERE ARE FACTS GOD DAMMIT. ONCE I STOPPED DOING METH I WASNT HOMELESS ANYMORE. TAKES ONE TO KNOW ONE RIGHT? WELL HERE IT IS. IM PISSED OFF BECAUSE I STRUGGLED TO GET CLEAN. STRUGGLED TO FIND FUCKING WORK. STRUGGLED TO BUY A FUCKING CAR. BUT WAIT THEY CAN DO DOPE AND GET HANDOUTS? FUCK YOU IM SO PISSED. AS SOON AS I QUIT DOPE I WAS NORMAL AGAIN. DRUGS THEY ARE DRUG ADDICTS AND THEY ARE NOT SOBER. SLAP IN MY FACE FOR REAL

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  39. KEEP REWARDING BAD BEHAVIOR. I WENT THROUGH HELL TO GET MY LIFE BACK. BUT NOT THESE PEOPLE. I FUCKING HATE THIS SHIT!!

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  40. Fuck tiny houses give them cardboard boxes. The first tornado, road strangler or artic clipper and these vagrants will move on. The more comfortable you make freeloaders, the harder they are to get rid of. Never feed strays or pet retards.

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  41. Wake up, there are homeless shelters in every city in the US since before 08. Kansas City Homeless Union has over 300 members and growing. KCHU are homeless people looking out for the needs of homeless people. Faith bloggers and fascist sympathizer's have only made the homeless situation in Kansas City worse. Compassion is the only thing that can bring Kansas City into the 21st Century.

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  42. Kansas City is a filthy, unsanitary city. Feces, urine, blood on the sidewalks and public parking garages. Plus, raw sewage runs out of the water drain basins.

    The water is undrinkable.

    Thanks Rex Archery for your legacy.

    Were the mask so we would not smell the urine, feces and sewage of KC ?

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  43. GOV
    LOVE

    it says

    Wtf next is ministry of love

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  44. kansas city seems to be more corrupt than most medium sizes cities! there is no accountability and apparently no opposition to anything the administration wants to do, so the obvious solution is to leave this town for better places, just like thousands have done recently! you are losing your tax base with these stupid feel good policies and there will be no one left to pay the bills, wake up council!

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