44%, 104,000 and $145,000,000…

What to these numbers have in common?

Other than the fact that each number has a “4” in it, each number represents a significant statistic about evictions in Kansas:

  • 44% of Kansas households are unable to pay rent and are at risk of eviction
  • 104,000 is the potential number of eviction filings in Kansas in the next four (4) months
  • $145,000,000 is the estimated shortfall in rent experienced by Kansas tenants*

I don’t know about you, but these statistics caught me by surprise. 

If you are unable to pay your rent and are facing eviction, a bankruptcy can be a useful tool to stay in your home and force your landlord to work with you.  Bankruptcy laws won’t allow you to stay in your rental home without paying your unpaid rent, but they will give you a chance to work out a reasonable payment plan with your landlord.

If you need help or have questions about filing a bankruptcy, call today to schedule your free consultation with an experienced attorney at 316-262-7696 or schedule directly on our website: www.milbylaw.com.   

* Global advisory firm Stout, Risius Ross, LLC, with input from the National Coalition for a Civil Right to Counsel (NCCRC), used census survey results and income data to develop a new eviction estimation tool that was used to estimate how many households could be at risk of eviction as moratoriums end, courts reopen, and rent relief efforts fall short. 

This data appeared in an article written by Kristin Toussaint which can be found at https://www.fastcompany.com/90532305/11-million-households-could-be-evicted-over-the-next-four-months