Jackson 5th worst in eviction, Mississippi 8th

More than 24 people on average are evicted each weekday in Jackson from places they are renting — the fifth highest rate among cities of more than 100,000.

News Story (Mississippi)

Jerry Mitchell
Clarion Ledger (Jackson, MS)
April 12, 2018

Tags: Housing: Eviction

Organizations mentioned/involved: Mississippi Center for Justice (MCJ), Low-Income Housing Clinic at the University of Mississippi School of Law


Those evicted often lose more than just a place a live, said Jeremy Eisler, an attorney with the Mississippi Center for Justice who worked for decades as a legal aid lawyer. Constables sometimes put a padlock on those rental homes so that tenants can’t reenter.

“It means all your possessions are on the other side of the door — your furniture, your clothing, your medication and other items,” Eisler said. “And because you’re evicted, your children’s schooling may be interrupted, or they might be held back a year.”