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Eviction filings are steadily rising in Kansas City. Here’s what the latest data says

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The number of eviction filings in Kansas City have been on a steady rise in recent months, according to data compiled by Princeton University’s Eviction Lab.

While the number of eviction filings in Jackson County, Missouri, remain below historic averages, the number of cases have steadily been increasing since the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ended an eviction moratorium in late August.

In recent years, eviction filings in Kansas City reached a high during the week of Jan. 26, 2020, and fell to a low during the week of April 12, 2020, following the start of the Jackson County eviction moratorium.

Looking across the state, both Kansas City and St. Louis rank in the top 25% for their eviction rate nationally, according to analysis of data from the Eviction Lab. Among Missouri’s largest cities, Independence ranked No. 1 for its eviction rate in 2016, with more than four evictions for every 100 tenants. For No. 2 Kansas City, it means more than 10 evictions each day.

All are statistics that local organizations are working to change.

Take a look at the graph below for a week-by-week look at the number of eviction filings in Kansas City since January 2020.

Received a notice to vacate?

The Star’s service team put together a guide on what to do when a tenant gets a notice to vacate from their landlord. This came after residents of the Bakers Corner and Muehlebach Apartments were surprised by their tenant selling the buildings to The Tiehen Group, who later said everyone’s going to have to move out as they reconstruct the buildings.

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