Reports / Studies

  1. See also "pilots" for other studies and reports.

  2. Julian R. Birnbaum, Nancy B. Collins, and Anthony J. Fusco Jr., Chicago's Eviction Court: A Tenants' Court of No Resort, 17 Urb. L. Ann. 93 (1979), available at

  3. Blue Ribbon Citizens’ Committee on Slum Housing, The Slum Housing Problem in Los Angeles and the Department of Building and Safety (1997)

  4. Boston Bar Association, Investing in Fairness, Justice, and Housing Stability: Assessing the Benefits of Full Legal Representation in Eviction Cases in Massachusetts (June 2020), available at  

  5. Boston Bar Association, Investing in Justice: A Roadmap to Cost-Effective Funding of Civil Legal Aid in Massachusetts (Oct. 2014), available at

  6. Boston Bar Association Task Force on Expanding the Civil Right to Counsel, The Importance of Representation in Eviction Cases and Homelessness Prevention (March 2012), available at

  7. Center for Social Innovation, Supporting Partnerships for Anti-Racist Communities: Phase One Findings (Mar. 2018), available at

  8. Chadha, L.P., Time to Move: The Denial of Tenants’ Rights in Chicago’s Eviction Court, Lawyers Committee for Better Housing (1996), availablew at

  9. Center for Public Health Research, Legal Levers for Health Equity in Housing: Report Series (2019-2020), available at

  10. Chicago-Kent College Class of 2004 Honors Scholar, No Time for Justice: A Study of Chicago's Eviction Court, Lawyers' Committee for Better Housing (Dec. 2003), available at

  11. City Life / Vida Urbana, Evictions in Boston: The Disproportionate Effects of Forced Moves on Communities of Color (2020), available at

  12. Colorado Health Institute, Home Equity: A Vision of Housing Security, Health, and Opportunity (Aug. 2019), available at

  13. Community Training and Resource Center and City-Wide Task Force on Housing Court, Inc., Housing Court, Evictions, and Homelessness: The Costs and Benefits of Establishing a Right to Counsel (June 1993).

  14. D.C. Bar Public Service Activities Corporation Landlord Tenant Task Force, Final Report (Aug. 1998) (unpublished) (on file with the National Coalition for a Civil Right to Counsel). 

  15. East Bay Alliance for a Sustainable Economy, Central County Regional Group, and First 5 Contra Costa, The Housing Crisis Hits Home in Concord (2018), available at

  16. Eldridge, David, The Making of a Courtroom: Landlord-Tenant trials in Philadelphia's Municipal Court, PhD dissertation, Univ of PA School of Social Work (2001)

  17. Russell Engler & Craig Bloomgarden, Summary Process Actions in Boston Housing Court: An Empirical Study and Recommendations for Reform (May 1983), available at

  18. Victor Geminiani, Jennifer F. Chin, and Isaiah Feldman-Schwartz, Evicted in Hawaii: Lives Hanging in the Balance, Hawaii Appleseed (2018), available at

  19. D. James Greiner, Cassandra Wolos Pattanayak, & Jonathan Hennessy, How Effective Are Limited Legal Assistance Programs? A Randomized Experiment in a Massachusetts Housing Court (Sept 1, 2012) (draft), available at

  20. D. James Greiner, Cassandra Wolos Pattanayak, & Jonathan Hennessy, The Limits of Unbundled Legal Assistance: A Randomized Study in a Massachusetts District Court and Prospects for the Future, 126 Harv. L. Rev. 901 (Feb. 2013), available at

  21. Steve Gunn, Eviction Defense for Poor Tenants: Costly Compassion or Justice Served?, 13 Yale L. And Pol'y Rev. 385 (1995), available with free jstor account at

  22. Alex Guterbock and Stephen Metraux, Evictions and Legal Representation in Delaware - An Overview, University of Delaware Center for Community Research & Service (Apr. 2020), available at

  23. Hall, Rebecca, Eviction Prevention as Homelessness Prevention: The Need for Access to Legal Representation for Low-Income Tenants, East Bay Community Law Center Berkeley (1991)

  24. Aubrey Hasvold and Jack Regenbogen, Facing Eviction Alone: A Study of Evictions in Denver Colorado 2014-2016, Colorado Coalition for the HOmeless and Colorado Center on Law and Policy (2017), available at

  25. Michael Hill and Alex Mercer, Participation in Housing Cases: An Examination of Attendance and Representation at County Court Possession Hearings and Rent Assessment Committees, Journal of Social Welfare Law 237 (July, 1987).

  26. Housing Help Program (New York), Homelessness Prevention Pilot Final Report (June 2010), available at

  27. Aimee Inglis and Dean Preston, California Evictions are Fast and Frequent, Tenants Together (May 2018), available at

  28. Elaina Johns-Wolfe, "You are being asked to leave the premises": A Study of Eviction in Cincinnati and Hamilton County, Ohio, 2014-2017 (June 2018), available at

  29. Junior League of Brooklyn, Court Study Group, Report On A Study of Brooklyn Landlord-Tenant Court, 10 National Clearinghouse for Legal Services 20 (1973).

  30. Kira Krenichyn and Nicole Shaefer-McDaniel, Results from Three Surveys in New York City Housing Courts (Feb. 2007), available at

  31. Michelle D. Layser, Edward W. DeBarbieri, Andrew J. Greenlee, Tracy A. Kaye, & Blaine G. Saito, Mitigating Housing Instability During a Pandemic, University of Illinois College of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 20-15 (forthcoming), available at

  32. John and Terry Levin Center for Public Service and Public Interest, Stanford Law School, San Francisco Right to Civil Counsel Pilot Program Documentation Report (May 2014), available at

  33. Legal Aid Society of Columbus, Tenant Advocacy Project Evaluation (2018), available at

  34. Mansfield, J.S., Judgment Landlord: A Study of Eviction Court in Chicago, Legal Assistance Foundation of Chicago, NLG Chicago, Chicago Council of Lawyers (1978) (book).

  35. Jamila Michener, The Case for a Right to Counsel in Housing CourtData for Progress (July 2020), available at

  36. Karl Monsma and Richard Lempert, The Value of Counsel: 20 Years of Representation before a Public Housing Eviction Board, 26 L. & Soc. Rev. 627 (1992).

  37. Marylin Mosier and Richard A. Soble, Modern Legislation, Metropolitan Court, Miniscule Results: A Study of Detroit's Landlord-Tenant Court, 7 U. Mich. J. of L. Reform 8 (1973).

  38. Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid, Legal Representation in Evictions - Comparative Study (2018), available at

  39. National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty, Housing Not Handcuffs: Ending the Criminalization of Homelessness in U.S. Cities (Nov. 2016), available at

  40. National Law Center for Homelessness and Poverty, Protect Tenants, Prevent Homelessness (Mar. 2018), available at

  41. New Settlement Apartments’ Community Action for Safe Apartments (CASA) and the Community Development Project (CDP), TIpping the Scales: A Report of Tenant Experiences in Bronx Housing Court (March 2013), available at

  42. New York County Lawyers' Association, New York County Lawyers' Association Report on Right to Counsel in Housing Court (2006), available at

  43. New York County Lawyers' Association, The New York City Housing Court in the 21st Century: Can it Better Address the Problems Before It?, (Oct. 2005), available at

  44. New York State Department of Social Services, The Homelessness Prevention Program: Outcomes and Effectiveness (1990), available at

  45. Office of the Deputy Chief Administrative Judge for Justice Initiatives, Self-Represented Litigants in the New York City Family Court and New York City Housing Court (Dec. 2005), available at

  46. Philadelphia Bar Association, Economic Return on Investment of Providing Counsel in Philadelphia Eviction Cases for Low-Income Tenants (Nov. 2018), available at

  47. Podolsky, Raphael L. and Stephen O'Brien, A Study of Eviction Cases in Hartford: A Follow-up Review of the Hartford Housing Court, Legal Assistance Resource Center of Connecticut, Inc. (1995).

  48. Elliot D. Pollack & Co., Analysis of the Arizona Eviction Process (May 2008) (on file with the NCCRC)

  49. John Pollock, Recent Studies Compare Full Representation to Limited Assistance in Eviction Cases, 42 National Housing Law Bulletin 72 (March 2012).

  50. Public CounselPriced Out, Pushed Out, Locked Out: How Permanent Tenant Protections Can Help Communities Prevent Homelessness and Resist Displacement in Los Angeles County (June 2019), available at

  51. Public Justice Center and the Right to Housing Alliance, Justice Diverted: How Renters Are Processed in the Baltimore City Rent Court (Dec. 2015), available at

  52. Public Policy Institute, Home Is Where Our Health Is: Policies to Improve the Health of Renters in Milwaukee and Beyond, Community Advocates (Feb. 2020), available at

  53. Giselle Routhier, Family Homelessness in NYC: City and State Must Meet Unprecedented Scale of Crisis With Proven Solutions, Coalition for the Homeless (Jan. 2017), available at

  54. Heidi Schultheis and Caitlin Rooney, A Right to Counsel is a Right to a Fighting Chance, Center for American Progress (Oct. 2, 2019), available at

  55. Seattle Women's Commission, Losing Home: The Human Cost of Eviction in Seattle (Sept. 2018), available at

  56. Carroll Seron, et al. The Impact of Legal Counsel on Outcomes for Poor Tenants in New York City's Housing Court: Results of a Randomized Experiment, 35 Law & Soc'y Rev. 419 (2001), available with free jstor account at

  57. Jessica Steinberg, In Pursuit of Justice? Case Outcomes and the Delivery of Unbundled Legal Services, 18 Geo. J. Pov. L. & Pol'y. 453 (2011), available at

  58. Stout, The Economic Impact of an Eviction Right to Counsel in Baltimore City (May 8, 2020), available at

  59. Stout, Cost-Benefit Analysis of Providing a Right to Counsel to [Los Angeles] Tenants in Eviction Proceedings (Dec. 10, 2019), available at  

  60. Nicole Summers, The Limits of Good Law: A Study of Housing Court Outcomes, U. Chic. L.Rev. (2019), available at )

  61. University of Michigan Poverty Solutions, Michigan Evictions: Trends, Data Sources, and Neighborhood Determinants (May 2020), available at

  62. University of Tusla College of Law, Advancing Housing Justice in Tulsa (June 8, 2020), available at

  63. William E. Morris Institute for Justice, Injustice in No Time: The Experience of Tenants in Maricopa County Justice Courts (June 2005) (on file with the NCCRC)

  64. Linda Wood-Boyle and Kelly Mulligan, An Ounce of Cure: Preventing Homelessness by Intervening in Forced Evictions from Subsidized Housing (2013) (on file with the NCCRC)