Public Housing http://kcur.org en Housing Authority of Kansas City Improves Quality http://kcur.org/post/housing-authority-kansas-city-improves-quality <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In the 1980’s, some of the public housing units in Kansas City were infested with rats, mice and cockroaches. Plumbing and electrical problems put the health and safety of residents at risk. Complaints to the housing authority were ignored and it seemed to be an organization more about serving political needs of a select few than a place organized to provide people clean, safe, affordable housing.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Under such circumstances crime became problematic.</span></p><p> Wed, 29 May 2013 21:39:07 +0000 Bill Anderson, Matthew Long-Middleton & Claire McInerny 37576 at http://kcur.org Housing Authority of Kansas City Improves Quality Million Dollar Fix Keeps Kansas City Trend-Maker Affordable http://kcur.org/post/million-dollar-fix-keeps-kansas-city-trend-maker-affordable <p>The Department of Housing and Urban Development is funding a one million dollar renovation of more upscale low-income townhouses in central Kansas City. Mon, 04 Jun 2012 21:26:21 +0000 Dan Verbeck 18807 at http://kcur.org Million Dollar Fix Keeps Kansas City Trend-Maker Affordable Housing Designed for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren http://kcur.org/post/housing-designed-grandparents-raising-grandchildren <p class="legacy-byline">New census data shows a growing number of children around the country are living with their grandparents. And, at least in Kansas City, almost half of these households are below the poverty line. A unique new housing development in Kansas City aims to make life a little easier for these families.</p><p> Mon, 19 Sep 2011 19:39:05 +0000 Sylvia Maria Gross 8219 at http://kcur.org Housing Designed for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren