Group hopes to reduce high eviction rates in Virginia


Legal aid attorneys and affordable housing advocates from across Virginia have formed a coalition to try to figure out why Richmond and several other cities in the state have some of the highest eviction rates in the country.
News Story (Virginia)

Associated Press (AP)
April 12, 2018
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Tags: Housing: Eviction

Organizations mentioned/involved: Virginia Poverty Law Center (VPLC)


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The new group was formed in response to data published last week by The New York Times showing that in 2016, landlords were given the legal right to remove at least one in nine renter households in Richmond. Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk and Chesapeake also had high eviction rates.