© 2022 Kansas City Public Radio
NPR in Kansas City
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
Available On Air Stations
Up To Date

The Challenging Housing Market | The Golden Scoop

golden scoop.jpg
Visit Overland Park
Three employees or 'Super Scoopers' pose at The Golden Scoop ice cream parlor at 95th street and Nall in Overland Park.

The Kansas City area is experiencing the record-breaking seller's market affecting most of the country and one business is addressing the importance of employment for those with disabilities.

Segment 1, beginning at 1:00: Prospective homebuyers are having a tough time navigating Kansas City's competitive housing market right now.

Low supply, high demand, and the skyrocketing cost of lumber are all contributing to what is becoming one of the worst times for buying a house in the Kansas City area. Two veteran realtors on why this year has seen such a spike in people looking to purchase a home.

Segment 2, beginning at 30:04: Americans are returning to work but for those with disabilities, the unemployment rate remains over 80 percent.

Gainful employment is a key benefit in ensuring adults with disabilities can realize their personal and professional goals. In Kansas City, job opportunities for the disabled are scarce. One local ice cream parlor with 22 employees with disabilities is making job opportunities for the disabled a top priority.

When I host Up To Date each morning at 9 a.m., my aim is to engage the community in conversations about the Kansas City area’s challenges, hopes and opportunities. I try to ask the questions that listeners want answered about the day’s most pressing issues and provide a place for residents to engage directly with newsmakers. My email is steve@kcur.org.
Chris Young is an Assistant Producer for KCUR’s Up To Date. Contact him at chrisy@kcur.org.