Judge Vacates CDC’s Eviction Ban, But Appeal Delays Action

May 6, 2021 in Government Affairs

REALTOR® Magazine A U.S. District Court judge for the District of Columbia ruled Wednesday that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s nationwide eviction moratorium is unlawful, striking down the ban and delivering relief to housing providers who haven’t been able to collect rent from struggling tenants for more than a year. But the struggle for housing […]

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NAR: Housing Equality, Commercial Recovery Are Top Priorities

April 22, 2021 in KCRAR

REALTOR® Magazine With racial equity at the forefront of American consciousness, the National Association of REALTORS® will focus the bulk of its policy priorities this year on improving equal access to housing, association leaders said Wednesday during NAR 360, a Facebook Live event serving as the unofficial kickoff of the virtual 2021 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings. Earlier this […]

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‘The Commercial Experience’ Course to Bring Specialized Commercial Training to KCRAR

March 4, 2021 in Education

“The Commercial Experience” is returning to KCRAR, and this year, the two-day course will be offered virtually on March 29 and 30. This class is targeted to new commercial agents or residential agents looking to expand their practice into the commercial market. “I have taken many commercial classes but this was one of the best classes […]

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$324 Million Made Available for Missouri Landlord and Tenant Assistance

February 18, 2021 in Government Affairs

Missouri Governor Mike Parson recently signed legislation which allocates more than $324 million in funding to landlords and tenants in Missouri. This assistance is distributed through the Emergency Rental Arrears Program (ERAP), which reimburses landlords for past due rent payments. “HB 16 will provide much needed assistance to tenants and landlords across the state. COVID-19’s […]

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Rental Assistance Still Available in Kansas City Metro

December 3, 2020 in Community

It’s the first week of the month, and rent is due. 2020 has been particularly devastating to many renters, and despite various assistance programs created to help keep everyone safe at home during this pandemic, many are unaware that help is out there. Many of these assistance programs, however, will be expiring at the end […]

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Commercial Forecast 2021: ‘Never Set Your Flux Capacitor to 2020!’

November 5, 2020 in KCRAR

Dr. Ted Jones, Senior Vice President and Chief Economist with Stewart Title, introduced his keynote address at the Commercial Forecast virtual event with a Back to the Future meme: “Whatever you do Marty, NEVER set it to 2020!” While commercial real estate has felt the impact of the shutdown and economic drop-off, there is hope […]

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KCRAR to Host Informational Session Covering CDC Eviction Moratorium

October 1, 2020 in Education

On Sept. 4, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) ordered a nationwide eviction moratorium through Dec. 31, 2020. This unprecedented use of CDC authority was equaled by the unparalleled fines and penalties in place for violating the moratorium, including criminal penalties to individuals of up to $100,000 to $500,000 per event and one […]

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FHA Extends Foreclosure and Eviction Moratorium for Homeowners Through Year End

August 27, 2020 in Community

WASHINGTON – Today, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) announced the third extension of its foreclosure and eviction moratorium through Dec. 31, 2020, for homeowners with FHA-insured single family mortgages covered under the Coronavirus Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. This extension provides an additional four months of housing security to homeowners, as they will not […]

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Tenant Rights and the Pandemic

August 6, 2020 in KCRAR

COVID-19 has altered the rulebook for property managers and investment property owners for the foreseeable future. Balancing the pressures faced by tenants struggling to pay rent due to job loss with your need to keep up with expenses and safety measures presents distinct challenges. Two of the biggest concerns affecting rental properties are the patchwork […]

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KCRHA Offers Free KCMO Landlord, Tenant Law Workshop

May 21, 2020 in Community

COVID-19, eviction moratoriums, Healthy Homes, Tenant Bill of Rights… the rental market landscape is changing in Kansas City. With the KCMO Tenant Bill of Rights going into effect June 1, last weekend the Kansas City Regional Housing Alliance (KCRHA) hosted a webinar to help landlords navigate and comply with the new regulations. Renowned local landlord/tenant […]

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