New and exciting ways to dodge the rent emerge this Summer and at the outset of the latest American recession.
Here's a peek at city hall making life easier for po'folk . . . And harder for small biz to provide affordable living space . . . Which in turn will worsen the local housing crisis . . . Economics can be tricky that way.
Don't worry, most local politicos don't understand it either . . .
"In addition to guaranteeing the right to a lawyer for people who need one in landlord - tenant disputes, the city will notify tenants of their rights and property owners will be required to provide notification with the lease.
The city will reach out to KC Tenants within 10 days of a court filing against them to remind them of their right to counsel and how to access it."
Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com link . . .
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas City, Missouri, tenants fighting eviction gained the right to free legal assistance Wednesday. This change comes after the "Tenants' Right to Counsel" program was approved by KCMO City Council in December.
Starting today, Kansas City, Missouri, tenants facing eviction have free access to an attorney, regardless of their income. The program's launch comes six months after the Kansas City Council overwhelmingly passed an ordinance guaranteeing free legal representation to tenants in eviction court. Kansas City is the 13th city in the United States with such a program.
Developing . . .