According to the nonprofit, the census tract showed Nob Hill apartments is located in an area with a poverty rate of 35% and a 60% share of people of color.
Housing vouchers in Kansas City are concentrated in high poverty areas (with more than 30% living in poverty) and in areas of the city with a greater diverse population.
In the Kansas City metro, just 9% of voucher- assisted families are placed in high-opportunity neighborhoods.
And according to that study, 55% of low-income renter households of color are in minority-concentrated areas.
“There’s a history of government-supported segregation throughout the United States,” said Phil Tegeler, president of Poverty & Race Research Action Council. “The problem today is we have a lot of policies that perpetuate those kinds of segregation. It’s very hard to undo.”