Primary geographic focus: Virginia
Organization type(s): Provider
CONTENT MENTIONING/INVOLVING THIS SOURCENews Story Emily Badger, Quoctrung Bui
New York Times (NYT)
April 7, 2018
Mr. Desmond’s team found records for nearly 900,000 eviction judgments in 2016, meaning landlords were given the legal right to remove at least one in 50 renter households in the communities covered by this data.
News Story , Video Melissa Hipolit
WTVR (Richmond, VA)
April 9, 2018
According to a recent article in the New York Times, Richmond has the second highest eviction rate of all large cities in the country.
News Story , Video Gretchen Ross
WRIC (Richmond, VA)
April 9, 2018
Martin Wegbreit, of Central Virginia Legal Aid Society, believes an overhaul of state laws and clear court proceedings could help tenants.
News Story Frank Green
May 3, 2018
The high volume of cases moves efficiently through courtrooms that often are largely empty - in large part because usually only the plaintiffs have a lawyer and often even the defendants do not appear and represent themselves.
News Story Associated Press (AP)
May 4, 2018
A new study shows that just 1 percent of more than 500,000 civil cases handled in Virginia's general district courts each year have lawyers representing people on both sides.
As Virginia policymakers begin studying high eviction rates, a sharp debate emerges over root causesGraham Moomaw
May 7, 2018
A state housing panel has started studying ways to bring down high eviction rates found in several Virginia cities in the hopes of finding legislative fixes that the General Assembly could take up next year.
News Story Ned Oliver
May 22, 2018
The effort, dubbed the Campaign to Reduce Evictions, begins a little over a month after Princeton University’s Eviction Lab, led by sociologist and author Matthew Desmond, found that half of the 10 large U.S. cities with the highest eviction rates are in Virginia.
Audio , News Story Megan Pauly
Community Idea Stations
May 23, 2018
A big focus of the meeting was data, what’s currently available, and what still needs to be collected and analyzed. The group has obtained a decade’s worth of court files from Virginia’s Supreme Court.
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