Group holds first meeting on reducing Virginia evictions

The Campaign to Reduce Evictions met to begin a campaign to bring down high eviction rates in Richmond, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk and Chesapeake.

News Story (Virginia)

Denise Lavoie
Associated Press (AP)
May 22, 2018

Tags: Housing: Eviction


The coalition was formed last month after data collected by a team headed by Princeton University sociology professor Matthew Desmond was published in The New York Times.

Data collected by Desmond’s group found that there were 813,473 evictions in the state from 2000 to 2016, about 131 per day. But the coalition said data collected through the Supreme Court of Virginia showed even high numbers: 972,394 between 2008 and March 2018, or about 266 per day.