Devin Rutan and Matthew Desmond
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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 …

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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 …

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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, …
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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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Peter Hepburn, Renee Louis, and Matthew …
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Racial and Gender Disparities among Evicted Americans

Are Black and Latinx renters evicted at higher rates than their white counterparts? Are women renters evicted at higher rates than men? Is this true for all racial and ethnic groups? Answering these questions is central to addressing the …

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Joe Fish, Emily Lemmerman, Renee Louis, …
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Eviction Moratoria have Prevented Over a Million Eviction Filings in the U.S. during the COVID-19 Pandemic

America faced a rental housing crisis long before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. In a typical, non-pandemic year, landlords would file 3.7 million eviction cases across the United States. As a result of eviction moratoria, court …

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Renee Louis, Joe Fish, and Peter Hepburn
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Preliminary Analysis: Rising Eviction Claim Amounts During the COVID-19 Pandemic

In this brief, we examine trends in claim amounts—the back rent, late fees, and damages that landlords claim when filing an eviction case—over the course of 2020 in a few key cities we are monitoring through the Eviction Tracking System.

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Peter Hepburn and Renee Louis
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Preliminary Analysis: Eviction Filings During and After Local Eviction Moratoria

In this brief, we examine effects of local moratoria. Specifically, we ask two questions. First, how far below historical average were eviction filings when these local moratoria were in place? Second, what happened when they were lifted?

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Peter Hepburn and Renee Louis
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Preliminary Analysis: Shifts in Eviction Filings from the CARES Act to the CDC Order

Two major eviction-related shifts have occurred in the U.S. over the last month. Data from the Eviction Tracking System (ETS) allow us to assess what effects those changes have had and where new eviction filings stand in cities across the …

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