Here's a truism that we'd like to share with our KICK-ASS TKC BLOG COMMUNITY tonight . . .
Things can always get worse.
As always, ideas from KCMO provide the best proof of this axiom.
A new housing plan from 12th & Oak . . .
KANSAS CITY PLANS TO DUMP HOMELESS INTO VACANT PROPERTIES AND MAKE LIFE EVEN MORE TREACHEROUS FOR LOW-INCOME AREAS!!!
It's not bad enough already that some neighborhoods are packed with empty properties owned by slumlords and foreign banks . . .
This sketchy solution would trust KCMO's housing department (lulz) to make minor repairs and then dump people with very serious problems in the midst of communities already confronting their own challenges.
We only wonder if there is also an amendment to pass out free chainsaws and clown make-up to complete the nightmare scenario.
This is the way the disaster starts . . .
For the first step of this initiative City Manager Brian Platt issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) to acquire properties. This proposal seeks to convert existing properties to create up to 500 new affordable housing units across the city at a lower cost and faster rate than building new units.
“We need to think creatively and act quickly to provide housing to those most in need here in Kansas City,” Platt said. “We are thankful for the council’s support and guidance, but also their desire to take action.”
Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com news links . . .
Tatum Goetting Editorial Assistant The City of Kansas City, Mo., is expanding its work to create affordable housing. The City launched a program to convert existing vacant buildings, like schools, nursing homes, hotels and motels, into homes for people who are unhoused in Kansas City, as well as housing insecure residents.
Related reading . . .
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas City is one step closer to getting Emergency Rental Assistance into the hands of people who need it. On Wednesday morning, the council's finance committee approved hiring more workers to help.
You decide . . .