Eviction Innovations

This site profiles current initiatives to address the eviction crisis across the United States.

It is aimed at policymakers, organizers, researchers, and others who are interested in what communities around the U.S. are doing.

Responses profiled have goals ranging from preventing evictions to mitigating their disastrous consequences and are focused at the local, state, and national levels.

We are currently facing a nationwide eviction crisis, but efforts to address it remain largely disconnected.

Across the country, communities, cities, and states are investing in new policies, services, and technologies.

Gathering and making information about these innovations accessible can fuel effective, evidence-based responses.


Explore the innovations being launched across the country.


Learn how to measure impact and what evidence there already is about what works.


Share the programs that you know about and find others to connect with.

Eviction system interventions: Services, Policies, and Technologies

Eviction Cost Calculator

The I4J Lab at University of Arizona has created a Cost of Eviction Calculator. This tool can help policy-makers, service-providers, and others to determine what…
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Right to Counsel in NYC

NYC’s Right to Counsel program provides free full-representation lawyers to tenants who live in eligible zip codes, and who are income-eligible. It is run by…
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Map of eviction interventions, to address the eviction crisis.
We have been mapping out the interventions that are being piloted + proposed at different phases of the eviction system. Explore them in more depth at our Innovations page.

COVID-19 related eviction interventions

CDC National Eviction Moratorium
The CDC Eviction Moratorium is a new national emergency policy, that orders …
The CARES Act & Public Housing Authority renter policies during COVID
Since the passage of the CARES Act on March 27th, 2020, Public …
Eviction Legal Help FAQ site for COVID-19 renters’ rights
The national eviction help and renters' rights FAQ site coordinates plain-language explanations …
Eviction Moratorium policies to protect tenants during COVID-19
During the COVID-19 emergency, many governments have created new Eviction Moratorium policies …
Letter Writer with Local Law for Tenants during COVID-19
A national letter-writing tool for tenants, that integrates local law — during …
Letter-writer for COVID-19 emergency in LA
A letter-writing tool to generate an official notice that a tenant can't …
Eviction Prevention Letter-Writer, Hello Landlord
Hello Landlord is a program developed by LawX and SixFifty to resolve …

Tell us about an eviction program

We are looking for detailed descriptions of programs that address the eviction crisis. Do you run such a program, or know of one? Please let us know!

Eviction Diversion, Mediation & Prevention programs

Eviction Diversion Program in Ingham County, MI
The court in Ingham County, Michigan has an Eviction Diversion Program to …
Eviction Diversion Program in Jackson County, MI
Jackson County, Michigan has an Eviction Diversion Program that lets tenants opt …
Rent Court Mediation in Maryland
Baltimore Rent Court offers an in-court Mediation program for landlord-tenant issues. They …
One-Stop Eviction Diversion Clinics at Housing Court & Neighborhood Centers in Minnesota
The Housing Court Clinic offers a suite of legal, dispute resolution, and …
Eviction Diversion Program in Durham, NC
This program provides individuals facing eviction with free advice and support, ranging …
Eviction Prevention in Syracuse, NY
The City of Syracuse Department of Neighborhood and Business Development invested in …
Eviction Diversion Program in Richmond, VA
The Eviction Diversion program provides tenants who have received an unlawful detainer …