The Eviction Lab at Princeton University has built the first nationwide database of evictions. Find out how many evictions happen in your community. Create custom maps, charts, and reports. Share facts with your neighbors and elected officials.
Marketplace: Millions of Americans are evicted every year — and not just in big cities
NPR’s Marketplace features an interview between host David Brancaccio and Matthew Desmond, detailing the shocking volume of evictions in the US, their deeper causes, and how the hotspots of the eviction crisis are often places you wouldn’t expect. Desmond: “If you read the news, you’d think that the housing crisis is basically in Seattle, and New York City, and San Francisco.
The New York Times Profiles The Eviction Lab
The New York Times has chosen Richmond, VA (listed at #2 in our Eviction Rankings) as the focus of a front-page story, which also profiles Matthew Desmond and The Eviction Lab’s work in collecting over 83 million eviction records from across the country. The article details the “churning machine” of evictions in Richmond, driven by a court system that is often as inscrutable to tenants as it is unsparingly efficient in rendering judgments.
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