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File #: 210055    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 3/12/2021 In control: Special Committee on Housing Policy
On agenda: 6/9/2021 Final action:
Title: Amending Article XIX, "Healthy Rental Homes" by repealing Section 34-848.1, "Prohibitions" and replacing it with a new section of like name and subject matter containing a new subsection (g), for the purpose of preventing the failure to rent or lease a rental unit based in whole or in part on prior evictions or other actions for failure to pay rent that occurred between February 1, 2020 and August 31, 2021.
Sponsors: Katheryn Shields, Melissa Robinson, Ryana Parks-Shaw, Quinton Lucas, Andrea Bough
Attachments: 1. fact sheet, 2. Testimony-Dan Hostert, 3. Testimony-Lee Barewin, 4. Testimony-Joseph Quinn, 5. Testimony-Art Wagner, 6. Testiomny-Matthew Melena, 7. Testimony-Dawn Hamilton, 8. Testimony-Michea Bland, 9. Testimony-Kris Rezac, 10. Testimony-Brendon Pishny, 11. Testimony-Kevin Tan, 12. Testimony-Venita Fain-Siffre, 13. testimony-Jim Martin, 14. Testimony-Aaron Leatherdale, 15. Testimony-Joshua Rodgers, 16. Testimony-Steve Kerr, 17. Testimony-Walter Anderson, 18. Testimony-Mary Fox, 19. Testimony-Ian Anderson, 20. Testimony-Steven Swanson, 21. Testimony-Felicia Bondi, 22. Testimony-Julia Shepek, 23. Testimony-Timothy Brooks, 24. Testimony-Jennifer Justus, 25. Testimony-Andrew Hartley, 26. Testimony-John myers, 27. Testimony-Mike Griffith, 28. Testimony-Aaron Phillips, 29. Testimony-Bryan Deuel, 30. Testimony-Tony Barnes, 31. Testimony-John Gregpry, 32. Public Testimony Venita fain-Siffre, 33. Public Testimony - Tricia Stock, 34. Public Testimony - William Berry, 35. Public Testimony - Andrea Inamdar, 36. Public Testimony - Nancy Davis, 37. Public Testimony - Beatrice Gicharu, 38. Public Testimony - Ralph Munyan, 39. Public Testimony - Anthony Baldin, 40. Public Testimony - Cynthia McDonald, 41. Public Testimony - Charles Poynter, 42. Public Testimony - Kimberly Franklin, 43. Public Testimony - Eddie Van Buskirk, 44. Public Testimony - Pamela Enlow, 45. Public Testimony - Diego Gndolfo, 46. Public Testimony - Panayiotis Manolakos, 47. Public Testimony - Malia Hatley, 48. Public Testimoy - Jackie Macgirvin-Maresco, 49. Public Testimony - Jameson Wells, 50. Public Testimony-Andrea DiCarlo, 51. Public Testimony - Jordan Ayala, 52. Public Testimony - Eric Melton, 53. Public Testimony - Magda Werkmeister, 54. Public Testimony - Amanda Adreani, 55. Public Testimony - Rick maresco, 56. Public Testimony - Paul Rosenboom, 57. Public Testmony - Lynne Condellone, 58. Public Testmony - Jim Hafner, 59. Public Testimony - Dag Lengquist, 60. Public Testimony - Eva Johnston, 61. Public Testimony - Marko Cvetkovic, 62. Public Testimony - Wei Zhang, 63. Public Testimony - Steven Tiede, 64. Public Testimony - GKCCEH, 65. Public Testimony - Kathie Kerr, 66. Public Testimony - Andrew Kilpatrick, 67. Public Testimony - Sharon Barros, 68. Public Testimony - Rob Petkoff, 69. Public Testimony - Steve Kerr, 70. Public Testimony - Carol Kelly, 71. Public Testimony - Kelly Duckworth, 72. Public Testimony - Kirk Markus, 73. Public Testimony - Crystal Vaughn, 74. Public Testimony - Charles Lewis, 75. Public testimony - Debi Herman, 76. Public Testimony - Barb Johnson, 77. Public Testimony - Jody House, 78. Public Testimony - Nancy Allen Norman, 79. Public Testimony - Jesse Smith, 80. Public Testimony - Cassy Click, 81. Public Testimony - James Ratcliff, 82. Public Testimony - Wilbur Ames, 83. Public Testimony - Kim Tucker, 84. Public Testimony - Kevin O'Brien, 85. Public Testimony - Nelson Gordon, 86. Public Testimony - Renee Kerckhoff, 87. Testimony-Michea Bland
ORDINANCE NO. 210055


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Amending Article XIX, "Healthy Rental Homes" by repealing Section 34-848.1, "Prohibitions" and replacing it with a new section of like name and subject matter containing a new subsection (g), for the purpose of preventing the failure to rent or lease a rental unit based in whole or in part on prior evictions or other actions for failure to pay rent that occurred between February 1, 2020 and August 31, 2021.

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WHEREAS, the health care emergency created by the COVID-19 virus has
created a general economic emergency resulting in loss of jobs and wages, and

WHEREAS, this economic crisis has resulted in a high number of evictions or other loss of housing due to the inability to pay rent; and

WHEREAS, discrimination against persons having a prior eviction or accumulation of unpaid rent can make it impossible for persons to secure other housing, interrupting schooling and employment, exacerbating the homeless crisis in the City, increasing the burden on the City's resources, and delaying the economic recovery of the City; NOW, THEREFORE,

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

Section 1. That Article XIX, "Healthy Rental Homes" is hereby amended by repealing Section 34-848.1, "Prohibitions" and replacing it with a new section of like name and subject matter containing a new subsection (g), for the purpose of preventing the failure to rent or lease a rental unit based in whole or in part on prior evictions or other actions for failure to pay rent that occurred between February 1, 2020 and August 31, 2021, said section to read as follows:

Section 34-848.1 Prohibitions.

(a) No owner shall commit any act of housing discrimination, as described in section 38-105 of this code.

(b) For all residential leases and rental agreements first entered into after the effective date of this ordinance, no owner shall require a security deposit or any deposit of money or property, however denominated, which is furni...

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