Eviction rates in North Charleston, Columbia some of the highest in U.S., study says

A review of 83 million court-ordered evictions listed North Charleston's 16.5 percent rate as the nation's No. 1 eviction market.

News Story (South Carolina)

Hannah Alani
Post and Courier (Charleston, SC)
April 11, 2018

Tags: Housing: Eviction

Organizations mentioned/involved: South Carolina Appleseed Legal Justice Center, South Carolina Legal Services


Stagnant wages, skyrocketing utility bills and landlord-supportive laws are just a few of the factors affecting South Carolina renters, according to attorneys and nonprofit leaders.

“It still just shows what lack of resources there are in our state,” said Sue Berkowitz, director of the S.C. Appleseed Legal Justice Center, an advocacy group based in Columbia.

In 2016, nearly 87,000 evictions were filed in South Carolina. About half — 41,000 — resulted in families or individuals being moved out.