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Groundbreaking Study Shows Suburban Tenants are Facing More Evictions across the US

Published on March 7, 2023

A row of homes in suburban Spokane, Washington
Image Credit: Will Maupin (CC BY-SA 4.0)

The number of families evicted from their homes in suburbs across the country has been on the rise for years, according to a report from Princeton University’s Eviction Lab.

Researchers compiled eviction judgment records from 74 U.S. metropolitan areas and found that as the number of evictions in city centers held steady from 2000 to 2016, the share of evictions in suburban areas increased in 58 of the metropolitan areas.

“These findings remind us that housing precarity and homelessness are not just urban issues,” said Scott Allard, an expert on suburban poverty and professor of public policy.

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Originally written by Claire Thornton and Carlie Procell for USA Today.
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