How does Richmond move forward after high eviction rate

Months after a report ranking Richmond number two in the country for high eviction rates, many people are trying to figure out a solution.

News Story (Virginia)

Eric Perry
WWBT Richmond (local NBC, VA)
October 8, 2018

Tags: Housing: Eviction

Organizations mentioned/involved: Central Virginia Legal Aid Society


Five out of the top 10 cities in the country with high eviction rates for larger cities are in Virginia. Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk and Chesapeake all make the list.

Petersburg and Hopewell make the list for mid-sized cities.

Martin Wegbreit, of Central Virginia Legal Aid Society, works with tenants affected, and breaks down some of the problems.

“What Virginia has that other states don’t have are eviction laws which are some of the least friendly, least favorable and least fair for tenants in the country,” Wegbreit said.