Unchecked landlord greed in Lawrence has made housing completely unaffordable for the 54% of
residents who rent. Predatory business tactics drive the fastest rising rental rates in Kansas,
while an apathetic city commission allows landlords to operate with little to no oversight or
regulation. These factors, coupled with stagnant wages, have left Lawrence residents scrambling
for subpar housing and unable to guarantee a decent standard of living for their families.
Renters Together LFK commits to ending these cycles of corruption and greed
through empowering renters to:
Greed and incompetence in the rental housing sector have served to line the pockets of landlords at
the expense of all renters, and especially Lawrence’s marginalized populations. Everyone has a
right to safe housing, but the city is failing to meet this most basic need. Renters Together LFK
wants to put power into the hands of renters so that we can build a rental environment that works
for EVERYONE, not just the landlords.