Homesteading is a lifestyle that can encompass everything from growing food to producing energy. For many, it’s a return to a simpler life.
It’s important to have multiple streams of income on your homestead. One of the easiest ways to do that is through selling livestock, crops, or handcrafted goods.
The Kansas City Missouri Homesteading Authority (KCMHA) strives to turn blighted properties into neighborhood assets by obtaining the properties and selling them at discounted prices to homeowners and investors who are committed to improving the community. A set of policies and procedures have been established to ensure that properties are sold to responsible individuals and entities who will properly repair and care for properties they acquire. conditions are also placed on the sales to ensure houses are repaired and vacant lots are maintained as agreed upon at the time of sale. View the policies and procedures.
About the KCMHA
The KCMHA is nonprofit corporation but it is controlled by the City of Kansas City, MO. There is a seven member board. five of the members, who must be city employees, are appointed by the city manager and two members, who must be on the city council, are appointed by the mayor.
The Kansas City Missouri Homesteading Authority receives properties from multiple sources. Transfers and donations from entities such as government agencies, not for profits, financial institutions, and private citizens are considered for acceptance by the KCMHA Board.
The current Board of Directors are:
- Diane Binckley – President
- Jennifer Tidwell – Vice-President
- Kimiko Gilmore – Secretary/Treasurer
- Councilman Dan Fowler
- City Manager Brian Platt
- Councilwoman Melissa Robinson
- Commissioner of Revenue Mari Ruck