Economy & Housing Articles

May 20, 2024 | Posted in Economy & Housing
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Most households with extremely low incomes can't find affordable housing in our region.

May 8, 2024 | Posted in Economy & Housing
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The Monthly Workforce Indicators offer a look at the regional workforce including both seasonally adjusted employment and unemployment, employment by industry, and the region’s employment growth ranking against 10 peer metros.

May 1, 2024 | Posted in Economy & Housing
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The forecasts, which show slower population and employment growth, are part of an update to the region’s long-range transportation plan, Connected KC 2050. 

April 2, 2024 | Posted in Economy & Housing
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A comprehensive approach to safe, healthy and affordable homes increases opportunities for residents.

February 16, 2024 | Posted in Economy & Housing
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Regional data mirrors national trends.

January 26, 2024 | Posted in Economy & Housing
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Large investors are more heavily invested in areas with lower-incomes and higher proportions of Black and Latino residents.

January 2, 2024 | Posted in Economy & Housing
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The Kansas City Region Housing Data Hub was updated at the end of 2023.

December 27, 2023 | Posted in Economy & Housing
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Homebuyers, homeowners and tenants are facing the consequences.

December 13, 2023 | Posted in Economy & Housing
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Counties across the region depend on the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program to provide affordable housing. Expiring agreements will exacerbate affordability issues, particularly in more populous counties. 

December 7, 2023 | Posted in Economy & Housing
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MARC released its 2024 economic forecast for the Kansas City region at the Greater Kansas City Chamber’s economic forecast breakfast on Dec. 7, 2023.