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.
Over the last three years, eviction filing rates across the United States fell below levels that were normal prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. But evidence from 2022 shows that this exceptional period has come to an end.
In this brief, we use data from our Eviction Tracking System, which monitors eviction filings in 31 cities and 6 states across the country, to examine what has happened after the Supreme Court’s decision.