In 2015, researchers with the Kansas City Area Education Research Consortium completed a significant local study on student mobility.
The study looked at students in Jackson, Clay and Platte counties. It found:
Download the study.
In the summer of 2017, Rosalie Swingle and Charis Moss researched and wrote a policy paper Creating Student Stability: Addressing Kansas City Evictions and Study Mobility as part of an Urban Leaders Fellowship through the Kansas City (MO) mayor's office.
Evictions illustrate this point: "Without a home everything else falls apart."
Listen to a March 9, 2016, interview with Desmond on KCUR.
Read a Kansas City Star story.
Here's a summary presentation of 17 years of court-ordered evictions in Jackson County prepared by independent researcher Tara Raghuveer.
The Mid-America Regional Council issued a "fair housing" report in November 2016 looking at housing in five communities -- Kansas City, Independence and Blue Springs in Missouri and Wyandotte County/Kansas City and Leavenworth in Kansas.
Key finding were:
Preliminary research on evictions in the Kansas City area has been done by Tara Raghuveer, who grew up in the metropolitan area and was a student of Desmond.
Her research included field work, analyzing data from the Kansas City housing courts, and interviewing landlords and tenants.
She plans to do additional research on evictions in the Kansas City area.
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