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New Year, New Kansas City Housing Data

Created to be a community resource that empowers data-driven decision-making and planning across the Kansas City region, the Housing Data Hub pulls from multiple data sources to provide users with a one-stop shop for their housing data needs. New for 2024, the hub features updated five-year estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2018-2022 American Community Survey (ACS). The hub also includes updated Comprehensive Housing Affordability Strategy data, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s custom tabulation of ACS data, based on 2016-2020 ACS five-year estimates.

Additionally, a new data story from the Regional Housing Partnership highlights the impact institutional investors are having on single-family housing in the KC region and the repercussions for homebuyers and tenants. A recent blog further explores the issue and highlights how local governments are struggling to manage chronic issues resulting from equity investors, such as code enforcement, public health and unpaid taxes. Another blog offers insight into the increasing number of expiring property agreements in the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit program, and how these looming roll-off dates could compound regional affordable housing challenges.

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