- Open Eviction Data and Tool Resource
- Eviction Data Sources & Tools: the master list
- National Data/Tools
- Local Eviction Data
- Research reports using eviction data
- National Datasets and Collections on Evictions
- Local Eviction Data sources
- More data sources & dashboards
- What data should agencies be collecting about evictions?
- The Eviction Data Gap
Open Eviction Data and Tool Resource
Eviction data is notoriously difficult to get access to. The Open Eviction Data and Tool Resource aims to serve as a repository of eviction data and tools available that are available to the public. This is an ongoing effort and will be updated automatically with new submissions. If you have any suggestions of data sources or examples to include, please submit them here or use the form below.
How do I use the Open Eviction Data and Tool Finder?
We tried to create a user-friendly overview for you by categorizing the table into different sections. You can filter for tools or data sets, resources related to data collection, analysis or strategy, difficulty level and much more. Feel free to play around with the tool to find the resource you are looking for!
Fill out this form below if you want to submit a data set or a tool to the Open Eviction Data and Tool Resource and help other cities and organizations gain more access to tools and data that assist with eviction prevention.
Eviction Data Sources & Tools: the master list
- GIS For Racial Equity https://gis-for-racialequity.hub.arcgis.com/#data-racialequity%20
- Opportunity Insights https://opportunityinsights.org/
- National Equity Atlas https://nationalequityatlas.org/
- Urban Institute Racial Equity Analytics Lab https://www.urban.org/racial-equity-analytics-lab
- Emergency Rental Prioritization Urban Institute https://www.urban.org/features/where-prioritize-emergency-rental-assistance-keep-renters-their-homes
- National Parcel Data (paid) https://regrid.com/parcels
- New America Eviction and Foreclosure Data Tool for the Public Good https://www.newamerica.org/future-land-housing/eviction-and-foreclosure-data/ (to be released early January)
- Center for Public Impact and the Beeck Center for Social Impact + Innovation at Georgetown University TOP cities program: https://www.centreforpublicimpact.org/assets/pdfs/topcities-report-sprint-toolkit.pdf (interesting case study on San Jose + sprint toolkit)
Local Eviction Data
City/County Eviction Data
- San Francisco Eviction Notices https://data.sfgov.org/Housing-and-Buildings/Eviction-Notices/5cei-gny5
- Carnegie Mellon University’s CREATE Lab (Pittsburgh & Allegheny County) https://www.scs.cmu.edu/news/2020/beyond-data
- SLC Renters Together (ERA Distribution) https://experience.arcgis.com/experience/285c8572fddd41a7b2221e731bf23ace/
- MOH’s Center for Housing Data (Boston) https://www.mhp.net/news/2021/housing-stability-brief
- King County Eviction Filings http://www.kcba.org/For-the-Public/Free-Legal-Assistance/Housing-Justice-Project/HJP-Heat-Map
- Atlanta Eviction Tracker https://metroatlhousing.org/atlanta-region-eviction-tracker/
- Housing Data NYC https://www.housingdatanyc.org/
- Milwaukee Eviction Tracker https://mke-evict.com/sda
- Right to Counsel NYC Coalition Eviction Crisis Monitor https://www.righttocounselnyc.org/evictioncrisismonitor
State Eviction Data
- Connecticut eviction filings https://data.ct.gov/w/j5dt-tcp7/wqz6-rhce?cur=Xt6gCDKhieu&from=root
- Oklahoma Court Tracker https://openjustice.okpolicy.org/blog/oklahoma-court-tracker/
- Virginia Eviction Tracker https://www.justice4all.org/virginia-eviction-tracker/
- Community Justice Project Florida Housing Data Clearinghouse http://communityjusticeproject.com/evictiondata
Research reports using eviction data
- UNC Greensboro https://chcs.uncg.edu/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Evictions-DRAFT-7-25-2017-SILLS.pdf
- 2019 State of the City Eviction Filing NYC https://furmancenter.org/stateofthecity/view/eviction-filings
- Michigan evictions: https://poverty.umich.edu/research-funding-opportunities/data-tools/michigan-evictions/
Data sources on evictions and housing
National Datasets and Collections on Evictions
Legal Services Corporation city-by-city Trends in Eviction Filings
The legal aid-funder, Legal Services Corporation, has a data dashboard for Eviction Filings across the US. It gives city or county-level data on how many evictions have been filed, and what is happening week-to-week and month-to-month.
Local Eviction Data sources
Who owns what? database in NYC
This coordinated and visualized dataset from NYC lets anyone see who owns what building, how many violations are open in that building, how many evictions they have filed, what a building’s owner also owns across the city — to better be able to understand the dynamics of the eviction & the profiles of common landlords.
Virginia & Richmond city eviction data and mapping
The RVA Eviction Lab has a website rich with reports, datasets, and maps of eviction statistics from Richmond and across the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Louisville Eviction Lab data
The Louisville Eviction Lab has data mapping out what is happening with housing, landlords, rental assistance, and evictions in the Kentucky city.
It maps out:
- where eviction judgments are happening
- which landlords are frequent eviction filers
- which landlords and management groups are getting how much rental assistance
- how many people different landlords are evicting
- how housing authorities are behaving around eviction
More data sources & dashboards
Household Pulse Survey from the US census, that shows which households are struggling with rent and other costs
Harris County, Texas Evictions Dashboard from January Advisors
COVID-19 Eviction Risk Data from Aspen Institute Financial Security Program and the COVID-19 Eviction Defense Project
Eviction Risk and Rent Shortfalls dashboard from Stout consulting group
Allegheny County Eviction analytics for the Pittsburgh,PA area
The need for better Eviction Data
Our team at the Stanford Legal Design Lab has worked with a group of stakeholders to draft 8 Recommendations for Creating Local and National Eviction Data Systems.
This has been co-developed and co-signed by Beeck Center for Social Impact + Innovation, the Eviction Lab, Georgetown’s Civil Justice Data Commons, January Advisors, National League of Cities, National Low Income Housing Coalition, New America, Stanford Law School Legal Design Lab, UNC Greensboro Center for Housing and Community Studies.
These recommendations are part of a longer report titled “Why is Eviction Data so Bad?”
What data should agencies be collecting about evictions?
From our work with jurisdictions across the country, we have identified some key data points to know about how the eviction system works, who is affected, and what outcomes result.
If you are a court, social services agency, government body, or other group working in housing — these are data categories you should collect & analyze.
Court data on eviction lawsuits
Government and civil sector leaders should know key what the numbers are, regarding official, legal eviction actions. How many evictions are going through a legal process? What are the court outcomes? Who is in the system?
- Court Eviction Filing numbers and percentage/rate, and how it changes over the years .
- Estimated informal eviction numbers, that are not going through the courts but are resulting in forced displacement from a home
- Landlord win percentage in court cases.
- Default percentage: How many cases are resolved without the tenant appearing in court? Where the plaintiff landlord ‘wins’ by default?
- Percentage of filing for non-payment, lease violations, other reasons
- Percentage of landlord types who have filed
- Amount of unpaid rent that eviction is filed over, how many months in arrears
Use of Legal Services in Evictions
- How many tenants appear in court without a lawyer?
- How many tenants are reaching out to legal aid groups or self-help centers to get brief advice, or full legal representation?
- What are the different court outcomes and housing outcomes for tenants who have gotten legal services?
Demographics & Locations of evictions
- Demographic groups who face eviction most – race, gender, children
- Geographic areas which have the highest eviction rates
- Landlords who have filed most, serial evictors and their characteristics
- Overall landlord types and locations (not just those filing evictions)
- Landlords with habitability or living conditions concerns
Outcomes for people involved
- How many of the eviction judgments result in set-outs or forceful removals involving law enforcement?
- What is the housing stability or rate of homelessness of people who have been through an eviction lawsuit?
- Do the children involved in the eviction change schools? What are their educational outcomes after the eviction?
- Do the landlords file for eviction again, with this tenant or others?
The Eviction Data Gap
The group New America, in partnership with the National League of Cities and others, have documented the Data Gap that exists around the eviction system in this February 2021 article by Yuliya Panfil and Lauren Lowery: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-02-03/why-is-it-so-hard-to-collect-good-eviction-data