Expect Evictions To Scatter Broke Tenants Across Kansas City Metro

Today's theme might be "new friends" as we turn to a local expert for a bit of insight on how the upcoming spike in evictions might play out in Kansas City.

Here's the word . . .

"This is going to be EVERYONE'S PROBLEM very soon. People looking for shelter are going to be scattered far and wide and they're unlikely to stay in the urban core. Desperate people will find shelter wherever they can. Expect friends & family in the suburbs or other apartment complexes to have house guests that will make the holidays (and beyond) a bit more crowded . . . A lot of people mistakenly believe this is an urban core problem but the evictions are likely to be coming to neighborhoods across Kansas City if they haven't already."

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