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NEAT Hosts Affordable Housing Forum

Photo Credit: Hoxie Collective
Photo Credit: Hoxie Collective

As the gulf continues to widen between Kansas City’s haves and have nots, residents are increasingly concerned about housing costs. This gentrification shift is what motivated more than 40 people to attend a quality affordable housing forum on October 4th.

The panel discussion, hosted by Northeast Alliance Together (NEAT), focused on strategies for insuring the Historic Northeast would develop as a mixed-income housing community.

Jordan Schiele of Jerusalem Farm served as moderator and panelists included: KCMO Housing Department Deputy Director Jennifer Tidwell, Mayor Pro Tem Scott Wagner, Councilman Quinton Lucas, Brinshore Development’s Todd Lieberman, and Westside Housing Executive Director Gloria Ortiz Fisher.

“NEAT continues to keep its hand on the pulse of issues facing residents and businesses in the Northeast. The forum brought together some of Kansas City’s most influential housing leaders to explain trends and answer questions.”
— Ina Anderson, Greater Kansas City LISC Deputy Director

With the support of Greater Kansas City LISC and the City of Kansas City, MO, NEAT was founded in 2015 to promote housing and economic development in the Historic Northeast. LISC works closely with NEAT to establish and implement goals for strengthening the neighborhoods and business infrastructure along the Independence Avenue corridor.