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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Lillian Leung, Peter Hepburn, and …
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Serial Eviction Filings: How Landlords Use the Courts to Collect Rent

We often associate “eviction” with displacement and removal, boxes and furniture thrown to the curb. When a landlord files to evict a tenant—whether for nonpayment of rent or for property damage—we assume they do so to move them out. While …

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The Eviction Lab
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COVID-19 Housing Policy Scorecard Methodology

To prevent the deleterious health consequences of eviction and an escalating economic crisis during the COVID-19 outbreak, U.S. states are beginning to pursue strategies to ensure safe, decent, and stable housing during and after the …

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The Eviction Lab
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National Estimates: Eviction in America

Since the Eviction Lab’s inception, we’ve been in constant pursuit of a seemingly simple question: how many evictions take place in the United States each year? After countless hours of data collection and research, we are finally able to …

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