Economy & Housing Articles

December 7, 2023 | Posted in Economy & Housing
Interior of the main lobby of Kansas City Union Station

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.

December 5, 2023 | Posted in Economy & Housing

Rental property ownership is shifting away from individual ownership toward more ownership by investors.

November 20, 2023 | Posted in Economy & Housing
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Housing advocates, community development professionals and other stakeholders gathered recently to focus on strategies to increase safe and affordable housing options in Wyandotte County, Kansas.

October 10, 2023 | Posted in Economy & Housing

Public comments accepted until Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2023

October 4, 2023 | Posted in Economy & Housing

Metro’s cost of living advantage over peer metros may be at risk. 

September 5, 2023 | Posted in Economy & Housing
Janee Hanzlick at Kansas Housing Conference

Kansas Housing Conference highlights Johnson County initiative for its strategic framework in developing affordable housing solutions.

August 14, 2023 | Posted in Economy & Housing

Homeowners and renters face many challenges in attaining safe, quality, affordable housing that meets their families’ needs. To assist those interested in understanding the extent of these challenges in the region, there are three new topic areas to explore on the Regional Housing Partnership Housing Data Hub.

August 9, 2023 | Posted in Economy & Housing
Commuting to work Kansas City Plaza area

Commute times, distance from jobs and limited transit options create significant challenges for region's low- and moderate-income households.

August 7, 2023 | Posted in Economy & Housing
photo of family with keys to new home

New initiative “Let’s Make Home the Goal” highlights importance of housing counseling services in addressing the racial homeownership gap.

July 17, 2023 | Posted in Economy & Housing
union hill apartments photo

In the last decade, the number of rental units available for under $1,000 per month fell by 6.3 million units nationwide.