Kansas City has birthed a new political class: the tenant. Brought together by grievances with the housing system, KC Tenants, a union of poor and working-class Missourians, is wrestling power from city government and awakening a movement with national implications. The union's campaign to change policy has disrupted the rental market of Kansas City and antagonized property owners who claim the group is bad for business.
The funders for this project are TIME.com, the Economic Hardship Reporting Project, and the Pulitzer Center. The fiscal sponsor is the Center for Independent Documentary. The media partner is TIME and the KC Media Collective. A Tiny Whale Production.