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KC Tenants COVID Response

We are an organization led by a multiracial, multigenerational base of poor and working class tenants in Kansas City. KC Tenants are organizing to ensure that everyone in KC has a safe, accessible, and truly affordable home.

We are experiencing a public health crisis. This situation will affect our poor and working class community members the most, only worsening the constant injustice they face. People who are housing-insecure or currently homeless are at a higher risk of being exposed to the virus, becoming ill, and suffering catastrophic health outcomes. Many tenants simply don’t have rent money because they’ve been laid off. All of this is unacceptable. If you are a tenant in Kansas City (and surrounding areas), KC Tenants has your back.

National Eviction Ban

There is now a national eviction moratorium that began September 4, 2020 and lasts through December 31, 2020. That means your landlord can’t evict you for not being able to pay your rent if: you expect to have income less than $99,000 in 2020, or if you received a stimulus check, or if you did not have to file a 2019 tax return. To get protection, you have to submit a declaration form to your landlord. Every adult in the household should sign the form. Try to send the form to your landlord by email and/or certified mail, so you have proof that you submitted it. Read more info on the national eviction ban HERE.

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