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With Eviction Freezes Expired, More Kansas City Tenants Are Facing Eviction & Possible Homelessness

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Lisa Rodriguez
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KCUR 89.3
Tiana Caldwell, center, and the KC Tenants group is working to amplify the voices and experiences of renters in the Kansas City metro.

Rent is due on Saturday, a federal eviction moratorium expired last week and expanded unemployment benefits are set to end soon. Two renters share their experience facing eviction during a pandemic.

The compounding situation means many more renters in Kansas City could soon face the prospect of eviction and possible homelessness.

  • Tiana Caldwell, KC Tenants board president
  • Mars Smith, renter facing eviction
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.
Grace Cole is an intern for KCUR's Up To Date.