Eviction Lab



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Is Tenants’ Right to Counsel On Its Way to Becoming Standard Practice?

Jared Brey
December 10, 2019
Eviction is a deeply disruptive and destructive event in a tenant’s life that, in the words of Matt Desmond, director of Princeton University's Eviction Lab, “is not just a condition of poverty, it is a cause of it.” Research shows that most of the time in housing court landlords have lawyers but tenants do not. The good news is that there is a growing national movement to provide all renters facing eviction the legal help they need to ensure a fair outcome in eviction proceedings. So far, five cities have passed such bills, and more are considering it.

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Renters Are Being Forced From Their Homes Despite Eviction Moratoriums Meant to Protect Them

Alana Semuels
April 15, 2020

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Federal Moratorium On Evictions Expires On Friday. What’s Next? (NPR’s All Things Considered)

Chris Arnold
National Public Radio (NPR)
July 24, 2020


The eviction crisis has begun. It will get so much worse.

Anne Kat Alexander, Alieza Durana
Washington Post
September 23, 2020
Between the end of the Cares Act and a CDC moratorium, landlords pounced.

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Advocates worry about an eviction crisis as 2021 approaches without a stimulus deal

Alicia Adamczyk
November 9, 2020

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Struggling renters face avalanche of evictions without federal aid

Jonathan O’Connell, Anu Narayanswamy
Washington Post
December 25, 2020
Landlords filed hundreds of thousands of eviction notices during the pandemic. The federal eviction ban expires Dec. 31.

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