Area groups respond to Nob Hill crisis with meeting tonight

Organizations will gather Thursday evening at 6 pm at Spofford Home, 9700 Grandview Rd. to offer help for Nob Hill residents.

Photo: Families who had received assistance for Section 8 housing at Nob Hill Apartments along Bannister Rd. scramble to find new homes. 


Area Groups Respond to Nob Hill Crisis; Residents Meeting Feb. 6

 More than 80 families at Nob Hill Apartments, 9422 Cleveland Ave., face possible displacement because the complex did not pass multiple Housing Authority of Kansas City (HAKC) Housing Quality Standard Inspections (HQS). 

The Housing Authority, which provides Housing Choice Vouchers (formerly known as the Section 8 housing program), will no longer accept units that are managed by TEH management and Nob Hill Apartments. Current residents will be issued a voucher to relocate to another federally subsidized unit within the KCMO area. Residents will be given 90 days to locate housing and utilize those vouchers. 

To answer questions and help connect residents to community resources, Nob Hill residents are invited to a meeting 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, at Cornerstones of Care Spofford Campus, 9700 Grandview Rd, Kansas City, Mo. 

Community Assistance Council, coordinator of the meeting, will have other organizations working to help residents become resettled in livable conditions. Of the 83 Nob Hill families, 37 have children in the Hickman Mills School District. 

Organizations that will have representatives to share information include:

  •         Community Assistance Council (CAC), the full-service social services agency serving south Kansas City
  •         Kansas City Housing Authority
  •         Heartland Council for Jobs and Freedom (Legal Aid)
  •         Kansas City Police Department Metro Patrol
  •         City of KCMO Healthy Homes program
  •         Fifth District City Councilwoman Ryana Parks-Shaw and Councilman Lee Barnes, Jr. have been invited.

 Representatives will provide an overview of the resources and information they have, answer questions and host individual tables for one-on-one discussions with residents. 

Residents have identified deposits, first month’s rent funds, and moving assistance as immediate needs. 

As the nonprofit that offers a range of services in south Kansas City, CAC provides emergency rent, deposits and utilities assistance to area residents, including Nob Hill families, as funds are available. 

To help Nob Hill families in this crisis, anyone can donate funds at, or donate nonperishable food, hygiene items, and other household items at 10901 Blue Ridge Boulevard, Kansas City, Mo. 64134. CAC is a 501(c)3 and donations are tax deductible.

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