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Our Methodology Report

In recent years, renters’ housing costs have far outpaced their incomes, driving a nationwide affordability crisis. Current data from the American Housing Survey show that most poor renting families spend at least 50 percent of their income on housing costs. Under these conditions, 1 millions of Americans today are at risk of losing their homes through eviction.

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A Note to Researchers

As mentioned in our Welcome blog post, we’re offering the full Eviction Lab dataset to enable research on housing, eviction, and inequality in America. If you use Eviction Lab data, please let us know! Share your findings with us by emailing research@evictionlab.org. We may feature your study on this website and look forward to learning from your work.

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