Juan Pablo Garnham
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Eviction Diversion: Preventing Eviction Before Going to Court

With federal eviction prevention measures removed and cash benefits like expanded unemployment ending, local and state eviction diversion programs could be key to address a national crisis.

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The Eviction Lab
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Questions and answers about evictions as the CDC moratorium ends

The COVID-19 pandemic has made it difficult for hundreds of thousands of people to pay rent and stay housed. At the Eviction Lab, we believe that everyone deserves a place to call home, especially during an emergency like this. The …

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Anne Kat Alexander and Alieza Durana
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Federal Moratorium Extended, but Eviction Filings Continue

In September 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued an order that temporarily halts some evictions as a public health strategy to stop the spread of COVID-19. Because eviction and the threat of eviction lead to …

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The Eviction Lab and Emily Benfer
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Update on the Federal Eviction Moratorium and the Eviction Lab's COVID-19 Projects

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued an order, effective from September 4th, 2020 and extended to July 31, 2021, that provides protection from eviction to prevent the further spread of COVID-19. Although many questions …

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The Eviction Lab
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COVID-19 and Changing Eviction Policies Around the Nation

As the world seeks to contain the COVID-19 pandemic, policymakers across the U.S. are responding to the heightened insecurity so many face. This table details where local governments, states, and the federal government have taken action. We …

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James Minton
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Article: Eviction Data Can Keep Cities from “Designing Policy in the Dark”

The Urban Institute’s How Housing Matters website has published an enlightening piece summarizing the current state of nationwide eviction data-gathering, as well as describing the critical role this data can play in informing public …

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James Minton
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How We Partnered With Mapbox to Visualize Evictions Nationwide

When Matthew Desmond and his Eviction Lab research team offered us the task of mapping and visualizing their first-of-its-kind database of eviction statistics, we (the web team) were excited, honored, and humbled. And then, when things …

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The Eviction Lab
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"Evicted" Takes Form in New Museum Exhibit

First there was the book Evicted, with its heartbreaking stories of families and individuals struggling to maintain stable shelter. Next came the release of The Eviction Lab’s database, revealing the often-surprising scale and span of …

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Matthew Desmond
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Welcome to the Eviction Lab. Let’s Get to Work!

Imagine if we didn’t know how many Americans were incarcerated each year or how many dropped out of high school, got divorced, or lost their job. If we don’t know how big a problem something is, where it is happening, or how many families …

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Katie Krywokulski
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The Eviction Lab Teacher's Guide

Evictionlab.org can be a resource for teachers working with students on data analysis, public policy, social studies, and more. Students in service organizations or those who act as representatives to local governing bodies may also benefit …

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