National & Local Studies on Eviction

The Eviction Research Network aims to highlight the important work done by our partners and other institutions throughout the country. Below you will find links to academic and non-academic research on evictions. If you know of work that you think should be included in this list, please email us.

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Eviction Innovation

Eviction Right to Counsel Resource Center
Stout (updated frequently)

Rental Eviction and the COVID-19 Pandemic: Averting a Looming Crisis
National Academies of Science, Engineering, & Medicine (2022)

Feedback Dynamics of the Low-Income Rental Housing Market: Exploring Policy Responses to COVID-19
Katherine Marcal, Patrick Fowler, Peter Hovmand, School of Social Work Greenspun College of Urban Affairs, Brown School of Social Work, Public Health, and Social Policy, Division of Computational and Data Sciences, Center for Community Health Integration, School of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University School of Coumputing and Information (2022)

Evidence Matters: Evictions
HUD Office of Policy Development and Research (2021)


Cost of Eviction Calculator
University of Arizona, James E. Rogers College of Law


Eviction Risk Insights Breakdown for California
Urban Footprint (2021)

Project HOME: Modeling and Mapping Eviction rates in California
Joshua Archer, Akaash Kambath, Swetha Pola, Yizi Zhou, School of Information, University of California, Berkeley (2021)

Right to Counsel in Eviction Cases: A California Case Study
School of Law, Boston University (2021)

Fact Sheet: Preventing Eviction and Indebtedness in California
Bay Area Equity Atlas, Housing NOW! California (2021)

California Evictions Are Fast and Frequent
Aimee Inglis, Dean Preston (2018)


Housing Opportunity Mobility Equity Stability (H.O.M.E.S.) Campaign: List of Latest Stories and Research
(Updated frequently)

Prior Evictions Among People Experiencing Homelessness in Delaware
Metraux S, Mwangi O, McGuire J, Prior Evictions Among People Experiencing Homelessness in Delaware. Dela J Public Health (2022)

Addressing the Threat of COVID-19 Related Housing Instability and Displacement in Delaware
Metraux S, Rayl M, O’Hanlon J, O’Neill S, Center for Community Research and Service & Institute for Public Administration, Joseph R. Biden, Jr. School of Policy and Public Administration, University of Delaware (2020)

Eviction and Legal Representation in Delaware - An Overview
Guterbock A, Metraux S, Biden School of Public Policy & Administration, University of Delaware (2020)


Too Expensive to Rent: Florida's Rental Market & Eviction Moratorium
Florida TaxWatch (2022)

Tracking the Fallout: The Impact of Eviction Moratoriums on Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Evictions and Displacement Post-COVID-19
Zinzi Bailey, Alana Greer, Policies for Action: Policy and Law Research to Build a Culture of Health (2020)

No Eviction Without Representation: Eviction's Disproportionate Harms and the Promise of Right to Counsel
American Civil Liberties Union, National Coalition for a Civil Right to Counsel

Preserving Affordable Rental Housing
Shimberg Center for Housing Studies, University of Florida


Planning and Property Lab

Metro Atlanta Housing Strategy

Special Briefing: Despite CDC Moratorium, Atlanta-Area Eviction Filings Hit Low-Income, Minority Neighborhoods
Center for Housing & Policy Community & Economic Development, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Housing Stability, Evictions, and Subsidized Rental Properties: Evidence From Metro Atlanta, Georgia
Austin Harrison, Dan Immergluck, Jeff Ernsthausen & Stephanie Earl (2021) Housing Stability, Evictions, and Subsidized Rental Properties: Evidence From Metro Atlanta, Georgia, Housing Policy Debate (2020)

Evictions, large owners, and serial filings: findings from Atlanta
Dan Immergluck, Jeff Ernsthausen, Stephanie Earl & Allison Powell (2020)

From Foreclosure to Eviction: Housing Insecurity in Corporate-Owned Single-Family Rentals
Elora Lee Raymond, Richard Duckworth, Benjamin Miller, Michael Lucas, Shiraj Pokharel, Georgia Institute of Technology, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Emory University, Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation, Georgia State University


Out of Control: Growth and Indirect Discrimination in Ada and Canyon Counties' Rental Processes
Berit Shaus, Sharon Hanson, Tim Thomas, Journal of Student Research (2021)

Despite Federal Moratorium, Eviction Rates Returning to Pre-Pandemic Levels
Benjamin Larsen, McAllister Hall, Boise State University (2021)


Chicago Evictions
Lawyers’ Committee for Better Housing

Addressing Eviction: Eviction in Illinois
Housing Action Illinois

Race and Eviction During the Pandemic
Gaines, Brian J. and Mazzone, Jason and Mettler, Matthew and Wilson, Robin Fretwell - Race and Eviction During the Pandemic (2022)

Unhealthy Behaviors in Urban Illinois Communities Affected by Eviction: A Descriptive Analysis
Hazekamp C, Yousuf S, Khare M, MacDowell M. - Unhealthy behaviours in urban Illinois communities affected by eviction: A descriptive analysis (2021)

Chicago Evictions and COVID-19
University of Illinois Chicago, School of Public Health


Housing Instability in Marion County Evictions Before and During COVID-19
Indiana University, Public Policy Institute, Center for Research on Inclusion & Social Policy (2021)

How Indiana Courts Can Prevent Evictions: Responding to a Looming Public Health and Economic Crisis
Health and Human Rights Clinic, Indiana University, McKinney School of Law, The Indiana Justice Project, Notre Dame Clinical Law Center (2021)

Insuring the Effectiveness of Indiana’s Landlord-Tenant Laws: The Necessity of Recognizing the Doctrine of Retaliatory Eviction In Indiana
Brian D. Casserly (2013)


The Illusion of Choice: Evictions and Profit in North Minneapolis
Dr. Lewis B, Calhoun M, Matthias C, Conception K, Reyes T, Szczepanski C, Norton G, Noble E, and Tisdale G, Center for Urban and Regional Affairs, University of Minnesota (2021)

Preventing Eviction Filing: Piloting a Pre-filing Eviction Prevention Clinic
Cohen M, Noble E, Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center, Urban Institute (2020)

Mitigating Power Imbalance in Eviction Mediation: A Model for Minnesota
Hare R, Law & Ineq. 135 (2020)

Minnesota Housing: Research on Housing and Community Needs
(Last updated 2020)


Kansas City Eviction Project

St. Louis, Justice For All - Evictions

Addressing the Eviction Crisis and Housing Instability Through Mediation
Karen Tokarz, Samuel Hoff Stragand, Michael Geigerman, and Wolf Smith (2020)

National Eviction Risk Projections
COVID-19 Eviction Defense Project, The Aspen Institute Financial Security Program (2020)

Navigating COVID-19: Health Policy Solutions Housing
Amy Siegler, Missouri Foundation for Health (2020)


The Concentrated Geography of Eviction
Devin Rutan, Matthew Desmond (2021)

Advocates Warn of Post-Moratorium Spike
Coalition on Homelessness and Housing in Ohio

The Threat of Eviction during COVID-19: Perspectives from Cleveland’s Ohio City
Michelle Volpe-Kohler, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland

The Cleveland Eviction Study: Observations in Eviction Court and the Stories of Poeple Facing Eviction
April Hirsh Urban, Aleksandra Tyler, Francisca García-Cobián Richter, Claudia Coulton, Tsui Chan, Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development, Case Western Reserve University

Making Sense of Eviction Trends during the Pandemic
Hal Martin


Evicted in Oregon

Evaluating Oregon’s Safe Harbor Eviction Diversion
Lisa K. Bates, Colleen Carroll, Minji Cho, Devin MacArthur, Homelessness Research & Action Collaborative, Portland State University

Oregon's Safe Harbor for Tenants: Rocky Shoals In Eviction Diversion
Lisa Bates, Housing Crisis Research Collaborative, Homelessness Research & Action Collaborative, Portland State University


Revealing Opportunities and Challenges: An Analysis of Eviction Filings in Pennsylvania
The Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania (2022)

Longer Trips to Court Cause Evictions
Hoffman, David A. and Strezhnev, Anton - Longer Trips to Court Cause Evictions (2022)

Eviction In Allegheny County: A Mixed-Methods Study By The Pittsburgh Foundation
The Pittsburgh Foundation (2021)

Affordable Housing, Eviction, and Health Prevalence and Impact of Evictions Eviction Prevention Initiatives
Office of Policy Development and Research, Evidence Matters: Transforming Knowledge Into Housing and Community Development Policy (2021)

Evictions in Philadelphia: A Data & Policy Update
Ira Goldstein, Emily Dowdall, Colin Weidig, Janine Simmons, Brian Carney, Policy Solutions, Reinvestment Fund (2019)

South Carolina

The Eviction Landscape in South Carolina
Ethan Magnuson (2021)

Home is Where the Heart Is: On Evictions in South Carolina
South Carolina AppleSeed Legal Justice Center


COVID-19 and Evictions in Memphis
Andrew Guthrie, Courtnee Melton-Fant, Katherine Lambert-Pennington, University of Memphis (2022)

Race, mental health, and evictions filings in Memphis, TN, USA
Courtnee Melton-Fant, Austin Harrison, Katy Ramsey Mason (2022)

COVID-19 Renters and Housing Instability: Combatting the Eviction Epidemic during the COVID-19 Pandemic in Knox County, Tennessee
Samantha B. Myers-Miller, University of Tennessee (2022)

The State of Evictions in Memphis, Tennessee
Alexander Martin Uhlmann, University of Texas at Austin (2020)


A Review Of Eviction Protections In Dallas, Texas
Timothy Bray, The Institute for Urban Policy Research at the University of Texas at Dallas (2021)

Displaced in Place: Manufactured Housing, Mass Eviction, and the Paradox of State Intervention
Esther Sullivan, Department of Sociology, University of Colorado Denver (2017)

Retaliatory Eviction in Texas - An Analysis and a Proposal
Jane E. Bockus, St. Mary’s University (1978)


RVA Eviction Lab


Rental Eviction and the COVID-19 Pandemic: Averting a Looming Crisis
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, Medicine (2022)

The State of Evictions Racial and Gender Disparities in Washington Evictions
Tim Thomas, eScience Institute & Sociology, University of Washington

Research/Policy Resources
Rental Housing Association of Washington (Updated Frequently)

Forced Out: Race, Market, and Neighborhood Dynamics of Evictions
Thomas, Timothy A. Department of Sociology, University of Washington (2017)

Washington D.C

Expiring Eviction Moratoriums and COVID-19 Incidence and Mortality
Kathryn M Leifheit, Sabriya L Linton, Julia Raifman, Gabriel L Schwartz, Emily A Benfer, Frederick J Zimmerman, Craig Evan Pollack, Expiring Eviction Moratoriums and COVID-19 Incidence and Mortality, American Journal of Epidemiology (2021)

Eviction in Washington, DC: Racial and Geographic Disparities in Housing Instability
Brian J. McCabe, Eva Rosen, Georgetown University, McCourt School of Public Policy (2020)