Community CareLink - Working with Kansas City to Prevent Evictions
Community CareLink is very grateful to be the technology supporting Right to Counsel, Kansas City's first ever program to prevent evictions and provide free legal assistance and support to individuals and families.
CCL’s central intake process, recommended by Legal Aid, Heartland Center, UMKC and United Way, provides all intake required to provide information to those Kansas Citians facing eviction in Jackson, Clay, Platte or Cass counties.
“I am proud to share today Kansas City’s Right to Counsel Program is staffed and funded, which will help ensure all who need it in Kansas City have access to housing legal assistance,” said Mayor Quinton Lucas. “This is another important step in our work to protect renters and help folks stay in their homes. Still, there is more work to be done. I thank all in our community who have worked with the City Council on advancing this important initiative.”
“Thank you to leaders at KC Tenants for identifying a serious unmet need in our city and for shining light on one of the biggest challenges and traumatic events our residents face: evictions," said City Manager Brian Platt. "This is just one step of many we will take to better support those with housing insecurity in Kansas City."
“This new program will ensure that all individuals facing eviction will have legal representation. We as a City will do all we can to see the successful implementation of the Right to Counsel Program, which will have a profound impact on the lives of those that are in most need of our representation," added Sixth District at-Large Councilmember Andrea Bough.
We worked closely with all of the organizations involved to ensure we provided technology that efficiently managed data and was also intuitive and easy to use. It was a pleasure to work with the city and all of the amazing nonprofits involved in this ground-breaking new program.
The program is available to all individuals and families in Kansas City as of June 1.