About one-third of the US household population lives in rented housing. Among the housing disputes that occur between tenants and landlords, the removal of tenants from their property – that is, their displacement – by landlords through evictions poses one of the greatest threats to housing stability. The prevalence and high stakes of eviction elevate the importance of examining this phenomenon and the efficacy of various interventions, such as financial assistance, legal representation, and mediation.
Eisenkraft, K.O. (2021, September). Eviction: A story of displacement. Boston, MA: Massachusetts Office of Public Collaboration, University of Massachusetts Boston