Kansas City Homeless Camps Threaten Local Property Values

A plan to offer local homeless shelter in the urban core continues to confront growing resistance behind the scenes and the data backs up those concerns.

To wit . . .

Neighborhood leaders are gathering info to fact check city hall on homeless shelter/housing/camp impact. 

So far Mayor Q has made an emotional plea about the safety of the less fortunate . . . Meanwhile, it's fair to ask neighborhood stakeholders if they're willing to shoulder the burden of homeless rescue efforts.

Not-so-fun fact . . .

Insiders warn that new homeless shelters/housing/camps have been DOCUMENTED in lowering property values anywhere from 12.5 to 20 percent.

That's VERY REAL equity that working people are losing from their homes - Which is often the biggest investment most people ever make . . .

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Homeless camps having impact on property values

by: Lisa Balick Posted: / Updated: PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) - Steve Weaser has a different view out his kitchen windown than the one he had when he bought his home in Southeast Portland 6 years ago. Homeless camps. "They're not camping. They are living there longterm," Weaser told KOIN 6 News.

Neighborhood Features That Drag Down Your Home Value

When it comes to real estate clich├ęs, "Location, location, location" has all other contenders (including "Not a drive-by!"; "Cash is king!"; "Is that your checkbook or are you just glad to see me?"; and "Worst house, best street") beat by a mile.

The Dangers of Homeless Camps

Homeless Encampment Cleanup Biohazard Remediation Specialists Homelessness has been rising steadily for the past three years. According to the latest federal data, 552,830 people experienced homelessness at least once in 2018, an increase of 0.3 percent since 2017. These numbers come after homelessness dropped 15 percent between 2007 and 2016.

Developing . . .