A local protest group continues to push their agenda on local streets and in the headlines of friendly Kansas City media.
Here's the crux of their latest political gambit . . .
KC Tenants accuses Mayor Quinton Lucas of breaking a promise to support their plan for governing and funding a housing trust fund for the city — and to make sure residents have a say in that.
The group wants the City Council to vote no on Lucas’ proposed ordinance, which they say fails to give tenants a voice in how affordable housing dollars are spent.
Lucas’ plan for governing the Kansas City Housing Trust Fund looks different from The Peoples’ Housing Trust Fund that KC Tenants designed in August, at the mayor’s request. They proposed a fund “administered by the city and overseen by a community-led board.”
While the mayor says his plan is in line with what the group wants, the group sees a major omission. The group also disagrees with the city’s definition of “affordable,” arguing it allows for rent — such as $950 for a studio apartment — that’s out of range for many Kansas Citians.
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The fight for affordable housing in Kansas City is heating up again. A group advocating for low-income tenants rights accuses Mayor Quinton Lucas of breaking a promise to support their plan for governing and funding a housing trust fund for the city - and to make sure residents have a say in that.