FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Jan. 4, 2019
Kansas City, Missouri, residents who want to join the discussion about the city’s five-year housing policy have another chance to chime in on this important topic.
The City has added an additional meeting on Monday, Jan. 14, from 6:15-7:30 p.m. at the Gregg-Klice Community Center, 1600 John ‘Buck’ O’Neil Way. The regular 3rd District community meeting precedes the housing meeting from 6-6:15 p.m.
“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 citywide community meetings during the spring and summer was used to create the framework for the policy. City officials are looking to increase housing supply for working-class families, increase access to affordable housing along transit corridors, fund a Housing Trust Fund up to $75 million to support home ownership and home repair for existing homeowners and make all areas of the City 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.
Five well-attended Housing Committee meetings were held at the Plaza Library, Northland Neighborhoods Inc., the Brush Creek Community Center, KCPD South Patrol and the Guadalupe Center.
For more information, contact Carlota Halpern, Councilman Lucas’ assistant at 816-513-6511.