As winter approaches Kansas City preps to double down on an expensive strategy to keep often hobos from off the streets that didn't really work last time around.
Today's news about the Kansas City homeless hotel opening its doors soon probably won't solve ongoing crisis on local streets BUT it will, undoubtedly, blight yet another section of town and create a dead end for locals who need help beyond mediocre political theater.
Here's the money line . . .
"The plan will use $400,000 to convert the former Days Inn near Quincy Avenue and Linwood Boulevard into a center complete with social workers, health care, housing assistance, and transitional housing units . . . This is just one of several steps Kansas City is taking to help eradicate homelessness. The city is also working on a plan to convert nearly 3,000 Land Bank properties into affordable housing, developing a plan to create 10,000 new affordable housing units by 2027, and helping with emergency rental assistance payments."
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by: Heidi Schmidt Posted: / Updated: KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The city council approved a plan to turn a former hotel into a center to help the homeless find permanent places to live. The plan will use $400,000 to convert the former Days Inn near Quincy Avenue and Linwood Boulevard into a center complete with social workers, health care, housing assistance, and transitional housing units.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Lotus Care House now inhabits the former Days Inn motel at 5100 East Linwood Boulevard in Kanas City, Missouri. There, it will soon open a Housing Navigation Center for people experiencing homelessness. Kansas City, Missouri, City Council voted on Dec.
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- Domestic violence shelters in the Metro will have help stocking hygiene products thanks to one local organization and those who donated to it. Giving Hope and Help is a nonprofit based in Kansas City that provides support to domestic violence survivors and others in the community.
With the cut of a ribbon, four more families are one step closer to having a home.At 505 SW Mission Road in Lee's Summit, Missouri, several fourplexes offer two-bedroom apartments, with rent and utilities included for families that need them. Hillcrest Transitional Housing provides the service, once the families pass a stringent screening process.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - KSHB 41 News met James, a houseless man, at the corner of Admiral and The Paseo in Kansas City, Missouri, a few weeks ago. Immediately, he described the instability and uncertainty around his current situation. "It makes me feel unwanted, pretty much like a second-class citizen, really," he said.
Developing . . .