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Seg. 1: Evictions In Kansas City. Seg. 2: Affordable Housing

Segment 1: The consequences of eviction.

For families, eviction can be a devastating experience. We take a look at eviction in Jackson County and throughout the Metro to find out how it is affecting local households.

Segment 2, beginning at 27:40: Affordable housing in downtown Kansas City is on the decline.

Is there enough affordable housing in Kansas City? How is 'affordable' housing defined anyway? We discuss the impact of rising rent rates in area neighborhoods.

Special thanks to Barbara Shelley for her reporting on eviction.

Editor's note: at approximately 29:00 into the podcast file a guest states that the total dollar amount of subsidized mortgage interest through deductions is greater than the national defense budget. This statement is erroneous. The guest had intended to state that subsidized mortgage interest was greater than the total HUD budget but had misspoke.

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