FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 19, 2021
Jackson County announces $1.2 million relocation plan
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Today, Jackson County is announcing a $1.2 million relocation plan to assist residents of Heart Village Mobile Home Park. The plan, subject to approval by the County Legislature, includes a partnership with Community Services League (CSL) to provide specialized housing and relocation assistance to families through the use of social workers, a relocation consultant and housing assistance funds.
In addition to a relocation consultant, Community Services League also plans to hire two family stability specialists who would work with each family to address their individual relocation needs by conducting the following activities, including and not limited to:
In addition, Jackson County estimates that costs for relocation and housing assistance will average $10,000 per household, including $5,000 to help cover any additional expenses.
Approximately one month ago, the County Legislature approved the use of $7,050,000 in budgeted funds to acquire the site located at 7000 E. U.S. 40 Highway that meets all of the criteria established by the County’s consultant, JCDC Partners, LLC of Kansas City Missouri. The County finalized the purchase of the property at the end of last week.