Study: Racial divide in eviction data in Jackson County

Researchers and housing advocates are working together to study 17 years of eviction data in Jackson County – and they say the numbers show a clear racial divide.

Tara Raghuveer is a Kansas native who has been passionate about housing justice and has researched the issue for years.

Raghuveer, along with UMKC and other organizations, partnered to pour through more than 170,000 evictions records spanning 17 years.

“The issue of race and housing in Kansas City goes way back,” UMKC Associate Professor of Urban Planning Jacob Wagner said. Read more…

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