Renee Louis, Joe Fish, and Peter Hepburn
Renee Louis, Joe Fish, and Peter Hepburn photo

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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Lillian Leung, Peter Hepburn, and …
Lillian Leung, Peter Hepburn, and Matthew Desmond photo

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 some landlords do file intending to remove tenants, others use eviction filings as a way to collect rent and additional fees.

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Renee Louis, Alieza Durana, and Peter …
Renee Louis, Alieza Durana, and Peter Hepburn photo

Preliminary Analysis: Eviction Claim Amounts During the COVID-19 Pandemic

In three of the counties we track, we are able to collect an important data point: the amount of money, if any, that the landlord or property manager claims is owed by the tenant. Here, we look at the amounts claimed at the initiation of the eviction process.

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