Fifth community meeting added to talk about KCMO housing; Residents invited to Guadalupe Center for Dec. 19 gathering
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Dec. 5, 2018
Kansas City, Missouri, residents who want to join the discussion about the proposed five-year housing policy will have two more chances to chime in on this important topic.
The city has added an additional meeting to be held on Wednesday, Dec. 19, from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Guadalupe Center, 1015 Avenida Cesar Chavez (park on the east side of the building). The fourth meeting is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 8, 10-11:30 a.m. inside the community room of the KCPD South Patrol Division, 9701 Marion Park Dr.
Three well-attended meetings have already been 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,” Third District Councilman Quinton Lucas said. “These meetings are a follow-up to that pledge.”
Input from six community meetings throughout the City this year was used to create the policy. City officials are looking 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.
Lucas chairs the housing committee. He said these meetings are a great opportunity to learn about Kansas City’s housing priorities for the next generation.
“We want to hear your thoughts on the policy and legislation, so we can adopt a new housing policy that’s as great as our city,” Lucas said.
For more information, contact Carlota Halpern, Councilman Lucas’ assistant at 816-513-6511.