Newsflash: Kansas City Evictions Spike After COVID Free Rent Paused

Something to consider . . . Election season beings amid cold & flu season and we're starting to see more masks out there . . . Check the stats and realize we're about to have this painful and unresolved debate all over again:

Jackson County court records show 261 evictions in July and 1,388 so far this year.  Before the pandemic and the national ban on evictions, the county saw 183 evictions in July 2019 and 1,675 evictions in the 10 months before the moratorium.

Landlords are also filing more cases to evict more tenants. More than 11,000 cases were filed from July 2022 to July 2023  in Jackson County, compared to 7,358 from June 2021 to June 2022.

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Kansas City rent increase drives rising eviction rates

Rent in the Kansas City area has increased at the highest rate among the top 50 biggest cities in the U.S.