The Eviction Lab database has been publically released to track eviction trends across the country

Nation: A publicly-accessible, nationwide database of eviction information has been released, the Eviction Lab, to help educate and respond to the ripple effects of housing problems in the United States.

The database, created at Princeton University, is a record of formal eviction records from 48 states and the District of Columbia.

The method for data gathering of eviction information uses public databases, court records, and state-reported, county-level statistics on landlord-tenant cases.

Landlord-tenant relationships and court proceedings can often lead to vacant properties and code violation for owners, as the status of residency for a home and what is in need of maintenance or repair is moved to the background while other issues are resolved.

Better understanding of eviction causes and those rates during years and geographic locations can help to understand other trends in related housing issues areas, such as: foreclosures, abandoned and vacant property registration ordinances, blight effects, and zombie homes, to name a few.




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