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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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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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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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Our Methodology Report

In recent years, renters’ housing costs have far outpaced their incomes, driving a nationwide affordability crisis. Current data from the American Housing Survey show that most poor renting families spend at least 50 percent of their income …

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A Note to Researchers

As mentioned in our Welcome blog post, we’re offering the full Eviction Lab dataset to enable research on housing, eviction, and inequality in America. If you use Eviction Lab data, please let us know! Share your findings with us by …

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