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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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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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 long history of excluding women and communities of color from housing, banking, and credit opportunities in the U.S.

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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 closures, and temporary expansions to the social safety net, far fewer eviction cases have been filed in 2020. How many fewer? And what does that tell us about the potential for a surge in eviction filings in early 2021?

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