Why eviction rates in Hampton Roads are among the worst in the United States

New data on court-ordered evictions lays bare this statistic: All of the region’s cities in 2016 saw judges order tenants out of their homes at least three times the average national rate.

News Story (Virginia)

Ryan Murphy
April 13, 2018

Tags: Housing: Eviction

Organizations mentioned/involved: Legal Aid Society of Eastern Virginia


Why the rates are so high in Hampton Roads is harder to pin down.

Those with an eye on the problem point to several possible factors. Virginia’s weak tenant protection laws. An uninformed renting public. Poverty. And an affordable housing shortage that is pricing many out of the rental market.