If working two full-time jobs isn’t enough to make rent in the city, Kimberly Lawson wants to know what is enough. This video, part of a larger project from Kansas City PBS and Flatland looking at gentrification, affordable housing, and evictions in the Kansas City metro, delves into whether the downtown boom is driving out the people who work there.
Just how do you protect an open market for real estate while also protecting all income classes? Development experts, local activists and city council members talk to us about what works, what doesn’t, and what Kansas City needs to do as it continues to grow.
Follow the entire project at flatlandkc.org/publicworks, and with the hashtag #KCPublicWorks.