Important takeaways from the Play(data)book on housing in Kansas City

    • New home construction is concentrated in the Northland and Downtown/Midtown areas while the east side neighborhoods continue to lose housing units
    • Declining home ownership rates, especially in majority-Minority neighborhoods
    • Rapidly increasing rents
    • Increasing number of households spending more than 30% of their income on housing
    • Vacancy rates are increasing in majority-Minority communities
    • Increased home values are not occurring everywhere; in some majority-Minority communities values are decreasing