KC Effort Aims at Buying, Selling Abandoned Homes
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Private rehabbers are teaming up with a Kansas City legal group, local government and neighborhood leaders to acquire abandoned homes and get them ready to sell at low prices.
The city estimates there are 7,000 abandoned houses scattered around parts of the city, many of which will need to be torn down. Legal Aid of Western Missouri is taking dozens of absentee homeowners to court in an attempt to reclaim the abandoned properties and get them into the hands of people who will live in them.
Financial institutions like Bank of America and Wells Fargo have donated several homes and are making money available to repair them. City officials say that combination is helping put a dent in the local abandoned housing problem.