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Kansas City, Missouri’s Consolidated Plan 2007-2011

This resource from the Housing Authority of Kansas City (HAKC) is a five year plan for public housing in Kansas City, Missouri that was submitted to the Housing and Urban Development department of the federal government in order to continue to receive funding for public housing. The plan assesses community needs and outlines efforts for the future to satisfy the needs of the community, including sections about Community Development Block Grants, the Home investment Partnership, Housing Opportunities for persons with AIDS, and the Emergency Shelter Grant.

Residential Construction Trends in America’s Metropolitan Regions

This 2010 report released by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) explores trends in residential construction in core metropolitan areas, including Kansas City, Missouri and Kansas City, Kansas. The report outlines the EPA’s study of residential building permits in metropolitan regions from 1990 to 2008. The purpose of this study was to clarify if there has been a shift toward redevelopment, and in which regions the shift has been most significant.

A City Without Slums: Urban renewal, Public Housing, and Downtown revitalization in Kansas City, Missouri

In this 2001 paper urban sociologist, Kevin Gotham, takes an academic look at how public housing has developed in Kansas City in the decades following World War II. By exploring issues of race and class, Gotham provides a critical analysis of how urban development has linked with public housing by examining the long-term effects of each.

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