Whether you’re a long-term renter, a person looking for your first apartment or someone getting ready to re-sign your lease, here’s what you need to know about tenant protections in Kansas City.
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For middle-class, millennial, first-time buyers, the cutthroat housing market is making the American dream of owning a home — often considered the best way to build wealth in this country — increasingly out of reach and unaffordable.
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As Senate Democrats and Republicans negotiate President Joe Biden’s American Jobs Plan, the White House, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, Rep. Emanuel Cleaver of Missouri and Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas call for housing to be considered infrastructure.
The pandemic-era program helps Kansas City area households cover the cost of their internet bill at a time when many essential functions, from work to doctor’s appointments to school, moved online.
Last May, Kansas City eased some of the requirements to make it easier for local businesses to apply for a permit to create an outdoor dining space on the street, sidewalk or a parking lot. The initiative was a success — since the restrictions were lifted, over 100 permit applications were approved for a street […]
The increase in al fresco dining comes after the City Council cut some of the red tape around creating an outdoor dining space on streets, sidewalks, parklets and even parking lots.
The city’s process to take dangerous buildings off the list, either through renovation or demolition, can take years, leaving these dilapidated properties at risk of descending further into decay.
The $3.2 billion Emergency Broadband Benefit Program, overseen by the Federal Communications Commission, will begin accepting applications May 12.
Good Jobs First found that tax breaks approved through these programs resulted in $130 million in net foregone revenue in Missouri in fiscal year 2019, making it the state with the seventh greatest loss in the study’s findings.
In the past year, the resulting economic crises have pushed more people into multigenerational living — Generations United found that among those currently living in a multigenerational home, 57% say they are doing so because of the pandemic.
Earlier this month, Google Fiber announced the arrival of its 2-gigabit service. The upgraded service is available in all neighborhoods that currently have access to Google Fiber’s services.
You need an ID to do just about anything. This KC nonprofit is helping unhoused people overcome that barrier.
For unhoused people, living without a valid photo ID — whether in the form of a driver’s license, a state-issued ID or a passport — is a major obstacle.
Kansas City’s unhoused communities at City Hall and Camp 6ixx in Westport feared a camp sweep. Now, unhoused people are steps closer to short-term shelter and even long-term housing.
Facing a backlog of cases from the coronavirus pandemic, the Kansas City Municipal Court was looking for a solution that could help manage that backlog while preparing the courthouse to start hearing cases in person as more people receive vaccines.
For unhoused people in Kansas City, removal from an encampment means possibly losing their belongings and risking further displacement with no promise of permanent shelter.
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