October 4, 2023 | Posted in Economy

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

August 14, 2023 | Posted in Economy

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
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.

July 17, 2023 | Posted in Economy
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. 

June 26, 2023 | Posted in Economy
house puzzle pieces with magnifying glass image

Data analysis explores the geography of affordable housing challenges in our region.

May 1, 2023 | Posted in Economy
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 4, 2023 | Posted in Economy
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 2, 2023 | Posted in Economy
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.

November 28, 2022 | Posted in Economy
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?

November 4, 2022 | Posted in Economy
Neighborhood with dense housing options

Increasing numbers of Low-Income Housing Tax Credit properties are eligible to leave the program. What happens next?