KC Region at risk of losing its most affordable housing

Nov 04, 2022
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The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit program (LIHTC) has been the federal government’s primary policy tool for the development of affordable rental housing since the late 1980s. This program is a huge contributor to the stock of affordable rental units in the Kansas City region and nationwide.

However, new LIHTC unit production in the Kansas City region decreased by over 90% in the last decade. Minimal new units combined with ending affordability requirement periods of existing properties put the Kansas City region at an inflection point.

Explore the likely impacts of the situation and possible next steps through the latest housing data story.