KC tenants, tired of squalor and evictions, push City Council for ‘bill of rights’

A sweeping set of protections for Kansas City renters will be up for consideration by the City Council following an emotional rally and press conference Wednesday.

News Story (Missouri)

Allison Kite
Kansas City Star
October 30, 2019

Tags: Housing: Eviction


Dozens of Kansas Citians gathered on the south steps of City Hall to demand that the council pass a tenants bill of rights drafted by KC Tenants, a grassroots group organized to press for improved conditions in rental housing.

Their set of proposals also includes city-funded legal representation for low-income residents facing eviction and a tenant advocacy office at City Hall.

According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia is considering providing free legal counsel for low-income tenants.