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Are Rental Inspections Good For a City?

We follow two Missouri cities — Independence, which recently passed a rental inspection measure and Kansas City, which takes its to the voters in August — in this vignette that’s part of our “Public Works? A Level Foundation” series.

Attend | Town Hall

Eviction in KC: Leveling the Foundation

Wednesday, June 27 | 6 p.m. Wine and cheese reception | 6:30 p.m Program begins

Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St. | RSVP: kclibrary.org | 816.701.3407

Level Foundation Logo Art -JPEGNearly three in 100 renters in Jackson County were evicted in 2016, a rate nearly 20 percent higher than the national average, according to research by KCPT’s digital magazine, Flatland. In this second public town hall examining concerns about eviction in the metro, Kansas City PBS and the library look at the real stories of real people and begin a search for solutions.

The event begins with a screening of Evicted, a new documentary by filmmaker Michael Price that explores the issue and how other cities are tackling it. A panel of experts will then discuss how it to address it in our area.

Watch | Town Hall

Tune in at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 27 on KCPT for the broadcast of the town hall event.

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