Affordable Housing Advocates Hold First Meeting To Reduce Evictions

A big focus of the meeting was data, what’s currently available, and what still needs to be collected and analyzed. The group has obtained a decade’s worth of court files from Virginia’s Supreme Court.

Audio, News Story (Virginia)

Megan Pauly
Community Idea Stations
May 23, 2018

Tags: Housing: Eviction

Organizations mentioned/involved: Central Virginia Legal Aid Society, Virginia Poverty Law Center (VPLC)


Martin Wegbreit, with the Central Virginia Legal Aid Society, says the records should provide a better idea of why the eviction cases were brought to court in the first place. “There are certain check boxes and blanks that have to be filled out, and that’s the only way you know a landlord’s reason for an eviction.”

Various other data maps were presented, one comparing eviction and Richmond code enforcement data. VCU Professor Kathryn Howell said there’s a lot of overlap especially in areas of Richmond’s South and North side.