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, are wrestling power from city government and awakening a movement with national implications. Their campaign to change policy has disrupted the rental market of Kansas City and antagonized property owners who claim the group is bad for business.
RENTER REVOLT: Housing and Human Rights in America’s Heartland follows the story of how KC Tenants has fostered a fierce political movement no one could have expected. The film includes interviews with tenant leaders and organizers, as well as landlords and representatives from the real estate industry.
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.
Watch the film on TIME.com here.