Having a reliable place to live provides an essential component to being able to participate effectively in the labor market and maintain a decent quality of life. For renters, especially those in lower-income areas, the possibility of eviction often looms as a persistent threat to this security, with the primary cause of most evictions being the inability to pay rent. Fortunately, due to the groundbreaking work of Princeton University’s Eviction Lab which compiled the first nationwide eviction database, it is now possible to get a detailed picture of evictions at the near-neighborhood level – a first step in developing tools to better address this all too common problem.
Below you can view maps of eviction rates by census tract, using the Eviction Lab data for 2010, 2016, and the change between the two years. View each of the maps by clicking on the tab headings. Note the drop off in evictions throughout the region between 2010 and 2016, with the exception of neighborhoods mostly in the south where rates remain consistently above 8 percent (in dark blue on both the 2010 and 2016 maps). On the map depicting change, areas which experienced an increase in eviction rates between 2010 and 2016 are clearly identified (in orange and purple). Other areas (in pale yellow and light and dark blue) are areas in eviction rates declined. Areas without data are grey.