Economy & Housing Articles

June 8, 2023 | Posted in Economy & Housing
apartments leasing sign photo

The Greater Kansas City Regional Housing Partnership, in coordination with the city of Kansas City, Missouri, is excited to announce the launch of KCHousingLocator.com. Available online and through a toll-free call center, the service offers landlords a no-cost way to advertise properties and helps renters find housing and resources to suit their needs. This is a powerful tool for promoting and collecting information vital to serving housing and supportive-service organizations in the region.

May 1, 2023 | Posted in Economy & Housing
house made of puzzle pieces

Data show that the Kansas City region faces an affordable housing gap of almost 64,000 units for low-income renters. MARC's housing program explores who this reality most acutely impacts, including people of color, households with young children, households with aging adults and people with disabilities. 
 

April 7, 2023 | Posted in Economy & Housing
Members of KC Rising's Place Committee sit around a table using computers

The new data tool maps resources and populations to promote equitable growth

April 4, 2023 | Posted in Economy & Housing
housing is the missing puzzle piece

A lack of nearly 64,000 affordable rental units in the Kansas City region leaves low-income households with limited options.

March 8, 2023 | Posted in Economy & Housing
Community Land Trust webinar image

The Regional Housing Partnership recently hosted a series of webinars covering the basics of community land trusts (CLTs) and the role they play in promoting affordable and sustainable homeownership.

March 2, 2023 | Posted in Economy & Housing
Map showing redlined areas in Kansas City

The relationship between race and housing in the United States has a long past and a lasting impact. Understanding this relationship in the Kansas City region is critical for comprehending the housing patterns we have today and planning a more equitable tomorrow.

December 13, 2022 | Posted in Economy & Housing
12th Annual Workforce and Education Summit

More than 150 representatives from workforce, economic development, civic organizations, educational institutions, and local governments from across the region attended the Mid-America Regional Council’s (MARC) 12th Annual Workforce and Education Summit on Nov. 16 in Kansas City, Missouri.

December 12, 2022 | Posted in Economy & Housing
Kansas City Plaza shopping district with Brush Creek in the foreground

The Kansas City economy appears headed for mild recession beginning in 2023, according to a forecast prepared by MARC Research Services for the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce’s annual economic forecast breakfast on Dec. 8, 2022.

November 28, 2022 | Posted in Economy & Housing
With partners, MARC produces the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy Plan.

Your voice is needed to shape the region's Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) Plan.

November 28, 2022 | Posted in Economy & Housing
woman searching for apartment rentals online

Rental and single-family housing costs and supply show early indications of a changing direction. Is this a blip or will a trend towards a more affordable market emerge?