With one of the worst eviction rates in the country, Tulsa has a major problem. Tenants and landlords are frustrated by what’s going on

Tulsa has nation’s 11th-highest eviction rate.

News Story (Oklahoma)

Michael Overall
Tulsa World
July 30, 2018

Tags: Housing: Eviction

Organizations mentioned/involved: Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma


Local landlords file more than 1,200 evictions a month, averaging 14,315 cases a year over the past decade. And Tulsa’s eviction rate now ranks No. 11 in the country with Oklahoma ranking sixth, according to data from Eviction Lab, a nationwide research project based at Princeton University.

The mayor’s office has declared that Tulsa has “an eviction problem,” and officials are promising to fix it. But first they need to understand what’s causing it.