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 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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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
Peter Hepburn and Renee Louis photo

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
Peter Hepburn and Renee Louis photo

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 U.S.

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