KC renters march down landlord’s Mission Hills street, decrying ‘unhealthy’ living conditions like mold and pests

Mission Hills March

Member of the newly formed McGee/Schifman Tenants Union, a group of Kansas City, Mo., tenants seeking a meeting with Matt McGee, their landlord, marched through Mission Hills on Wednesday evening near McGee's residence in an attempt to bring attention to their demands. Photo courtesy a Shawnee Mission Post reader.

A newly formed tenants union trying to improve the living conditions at their homes in Kansas City, Mo., brought their case to Mission Hills this week.

Dozens of members of the group calling itself the McGee/Schifman Tenants Union marched through Mission Hills Wednesday evening in an attempt to draw attention to their demands and gain a meeting with their landlord Matt McGee, a Mission Hills resident.

Mission Hills
Matt McGee owns more than 100 properties in Kansas City, Mo., but is a Johnson County native and lives in Mission Hills. In an attempt to bring attention to what they call their “unhealthy and unsafe” living conditions, dozens of tenants at McGee’s properties marched through Mission Hills Wednesday. File photo.

The MSTU initially formed in March but first went public in July, and Wednesday was one of the group’s first direct actions to try to get McGee to meet with them.