KC Tenants Earns Northeast Victory

Credit where it's due . . . This protest group continues to add wins to a growing list of accomplishments.

Here's the best write-up . . .

The property in the Indian Mound neighborhood of Northeast Kansas City, which has been home to immigrant and refugee families for years, has been historically neglected.

KC Tenants began organizing with the North Lawn tenants in January after the building lost heat following a building fire and organized a solidarity supply drive to support the tenants. At the time, the properties were owned by FTW Investments.

Left with few options on such short notice and not wanting to uproot their families, one tenant reached out to her child’s teacher at Gladstone Elementary, across the street. That teacher, Janie Taylor, put them in touch with KC Tenants, a city-wide tenant union, to help them organize.

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North Lawn tenants reach agreement with new landlord, City to keep units affordable

After months of organizing with KC Tenants, residents of apartment buildings on North Lawn Avenue have reached an agreement to stay in their homes at an affordable rate.