Mayor Q Claims Kansas City Homeless Program 'Success' As Camps Return To Westport

Our KICK-ASS TKC BLOG COMMUNITY WAS FIRST to report the protest camp return to Westport and sadly, the response from city hall has been overwhelming.

What's even less impressive is that 4th District Council members are hiding from biz owners, residents and activists on this issue.

Here's the money line from Mayor Q . . .

"We have spent millions," Lucas said. "Those millions have been meant to get people housing, to get people food, to get people taken care of. In terms of what the city council has approved in funding: millions for housing. I believe it was probably less than $50,000 on destruction of property. I disagree with those who talk about this program as something that’s destructive."

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Homeless camp returns to Westport after city's hotel program ends

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A day after Kansas City ended its homeless hotel program, tents are back up in Westport. About a dozen tents were placed in the intersection of Westport Road and Southwest Trafficway. The Midwest Homeless Collective posted on their Facebook page that the camp was back after the hotel program ended.

Homeless camp tents return to Westport area

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - People experiencing homelessness began setting up tents near Westport on Friday. A 41 Action News photographer drove by the area and spotted about 14 tents. In March, people began to set up tents in the area to protest Kansas City, Missouri, city leaders.

Kansas City's homeless hotel program ends, mayor calls it 'a success'

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Homeless who are still in Kansas City hotels were forced to check out Thursday as the city's temporary shelter program came to an end. Still, Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas is calling the program a success.

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