In 83 Million Eviction Records, a Sweeping and Intimate New Look at Housing in America
By EMILY BADGER and QUOCTRUNG BUI
The New York Times, April 7, 2018
Nearly one million American households received eviction judgments in 2016 according to new data spanning dozens of states. In Richmond, VA, where the poverty rates are high and the minimum wage is low, many poor African-Americans live in low-quality housing with limited means of escaping it. “This isn’t by happenstance,” said Levar Stoney, Richmond’s mayor. A quarter of households in Richmond are poor, leaving many people a car repair or a hospital visit away from missing the rent check.
But the problem is also close to home. Eviction rates are even higher in North Charleston, SC. Follow the link below to learn more and to view interactive graphics.