Devin Rutan and Matthew Desmond
Devin Rutan and Matthew Desmond photo

Top Evicting Landlords Drive U.S. Eviction Crisis

In order to design policies that could anticipate and prevent tenants from being evicted, the Eviction Lab analyzed the locations of evictions over time, hoping to detect a meaningful pattern. Based on our analysis of 17 cities, evictions occur in the same neighborhoods and even the same street blocks year after year.

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Anne Kat Alexander and Sarah Lee
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Preliminary Analysis: A Year of Eviction Moratoria

March 26, 2021 marks the one year anniversary since the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) was signed into law. As we cross this pandemic anniversary, the Eviction Lab looked back and evaluated twelve months of emergency government measures designed to keep people in their homes.

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Peter Hepburn and Renee Louis
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Preliminary Analysis: Six Months of the CDC Eviction Moratorium

Now that the CDC moratorium has been in place for six months—and given that it is set to expire at the end of March—we conducted a preliminary analysis of how effective it has been.

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Gracie Himmelstein and Matthew Desmond
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Born Evicted: Eviction During Pregnancy Worsens Birth Outcomes and Child Wellbeing

Disparities in health at birth expose fissures in the American dream. In a March 1st JAMA Pediatrics journal article, we examine how evictions impact birth weight, prematurity, and infant mortality.

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Emily Lemmerman, Renee Louis, Joe Fish, and Peter Hepburn photo

Preliminary Analysis: Who is being filed against during the pandemic?

In this brief, we analyze whether this deepening of racial and gender inequalities holds true of eviction risk as well.

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