One of the fiercest debates in sociology and urban studies has concerned the nature of gentrification. Analyzing eviction in cities across the country, we show that eviction rates were lower and decreasing faster in gentrifying areas.
Public housing authorities (PHAs) are responsible for a disproportionate share of eviction cases in many cities across the U.S. In an article published in Social Service Review, we take a closer look at these dynamics.
We examine what moratoria meant to renters, how they shaped their well-being and housing security, how racism shaped policy effects, and how these experiences varied across different policy landscapes.
We wanted to understand how these filing fees affected eviction patterns. We found that higher filing fees lead to lower eviction rates, and that effects are largest for renters in majority-Black neighborhoods.
The U.S. needs more housing—lots of it. We have millions fewer housing units than we need, particularly affordable housing units. This shortfall has devastating impacts, especially for low-income renters.