KCMO residents are being asked to help formulate the City’s Five Year Housing Policy.
After several years of research, the City has promulgated a housing report with the focus on increasing the availability of quality housing stock for all income levels throughout Kansas City. The proposals include efforts to increase housing supply for working-class families; to increase access to affordable housing along transit corridors; to fund a Housing Trust Fund of up to $75 million that can support the transition from rental to home ownership and provide home repair to keep longtime residents in their homes; and to build more areas of the city that are inclusive to families of all income types.
There are two public meetings coming up where you can express your thoughts and ideas on the policy.
There is a public meeting on Saturday, Dec. 8, 10- 11:30 a.m. inside the community room of the KCPD South Patrol Division, 9701 Marion Park Dr.
The City of Kansas City, Missouri has added a fifth community meeting. The newly-added meeting is Wednesday, Dec. 19 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Guadalupe Center, 1015 Avenida Cesar Chavez (park on the east side of the building).
Three previous meetings were held at the Plaza Library, Northland Neighborhoods Inc. and the Brush Creek Community Center.
“We (city leaders) pledged to have several meetings across the city to allow the community to see the work produced by staff and provide their comments. We want to hear your thoughts,” 3rd District Councilman Quinton Lucas said. “These meetings are a follow-up to that pledge.”
Input from six community meetings throughout the City earlier this year was used to create the policy: http://kcmo.gov/luca
A suite of ordinances have been proposed following the Housing Study Group’s work. You can view the ordinances at http://kcmo.gov/luca
Please answer a few questions below to help us with this policy.