Housing Eviction - Studies and Reports

  1. See also "pilot projects" 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 http://openscholarship.wustl.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1568&context=law_urbanlaw.

  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 https://bostonbar.org/docs/default-document-library/rtc-report-for-web-or-email.pdf.  

  5. Boston Bar Association, Investing in Justice: A Roadmap to Cost-Effective Funding of Civil Legal Aid in Massachusetts (Oct. 2014), available at http://www.bostonbar.org/docs/default-document-library/statewide-task-force-to-expand-civil-legal-aid-in-ma---investing-in-justice.pdf.

  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 http://www.bostonbar.org/docs/default-document-library/bba-crtc-final-3-1-12.pdf.

  7. Center for Social Innovation, Supporting Partnerships for Anti-Racist Communities: Phase One Findings (Mar. 2018), available at http://center4si.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/SPARC-Phase-1-Findings-March-2018.pdf.

  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 http://lcbh.org/resources/time-to-move.

  9. Center for Public Health Research, Legal Levers for Health Equity in Housing: Report Series (2019-2020), available at http://phlr.org/product/housingreports.

  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 http://lcbh.org/images/2008/10/chicago-eviction-court-study.pdf.

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

  12. Colorado Health Institute, Home Equity: A Vision of Housing Security, Health, and Opportunity (Aug. 2019), available at https://www.coloradohealthinstitute.org/research/vision-housing-security-health-and-opportunity.

  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 http://workingeastbay.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Housing-Crisis-Hits-Home-in-Concord-7-2018.pdf.

    1. Bay City News Service, Report Details Growing Housing Crisis in Concord, SFGate (July 13, 2018), available at https://www.sfgate.com/news/bayarea/article/Report-Details-Growing-Housing-Crisis-In-Concord-13074614.php.

  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 http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=969782.

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

  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 http://ssrn.com/abstract=1880078.

  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 http://cdn.harvardlawreview.org/wp-content/uploads/pdfs/vol126_%20greiner_wolos_pattanayak_hennessy.pdf.

  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 http://www.jstor.org/pss/40239446

  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 http://udspace.udel.edu/handle/19716/26352#files-area.

  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 http://cclponline.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Facing-Eviction-Alone-9-11-17.pdf.

  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 http://seedco.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/Housing-Help-Program.pdf.

  27. Aimee Inglis and Dean Preston, California Evictions are Fast and Frequent, Tenants Together (May 2018), available at http://www.tenantstogether.org/tt-report-california-evictions-are-fast-frequent-and-underreported.

  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 https://www.scribd.com/document/382282189/FINAL-Eviction-Report-Final3.

    1. Lucy May and Craig Cheatham, I-Team: What nearly 50,000 eviction filings in four years have done to Hamilton County, WCPO Cincinnati (June 21, 2018), available at https://www.wcpo.com/news/insider/i-team-what-nearly-50-000-eviction-filings-in-four-years-have-done-to-hamilton-county.

  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 http://www.policyarchive.org/handle/10207/bitstreams/8683.pdf.

  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 https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3613789.

  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 http://www.sfbos.org/Modules/ShowDocument.aspx?documentid=49157.

  33. Legal Aid Society of Columbus, Tenant Advocacy Project Evaluation (2018), available at https://www.columbuslegalaid.org/donate/tap-report/.

  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 http://filesforprogress.org/memos/right-to-counsel-in-housing-court.pdf.

  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 https://www.minnpost.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/2018-Eviction-Representation-Results-Study-with-logos.pdf

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

  40. National Law Center for Homelessness and Poverty, Protect Tenants, Prevent Homelessness (Mar. 2018), available at https://www.nlchp.org/ProtectTenants2018.

    1. Heidi Groover, Homeless Advocates: "America Is Experiencing an Eviction Epidemic",  The Stranger (Mar. 26, 2018), available at https://www.thestranger.com/slog/2018/03/26/25956306/homeless-advocates-america-is-experiencing-an-eviction-epidemic.

  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 http://cdp.urbanjustice.org/sites/default/files/CDP.WEB.doc_Report_CASA-TippingScales-full_201303.pdf.

  42. New York County Lawyers' Association, New York County Lawyers' Association Report on Right to Counsel in Housing Court (2006), available at http://www.nycla.org/siteFiles/Publications/Publications1124_3.pdf.

  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 http://www.nycla.org/siteFiles/Publications/Publications195_0.pdf.

  44. New York State Department of Social Services, The Homelessness Prevention Program: Outcomes and Effectiveness (1990), available at http://legalaidresearch.org/wp-content/uploads/NYS-Dept-social-services-Homelessness-Prevention-program-1990.pdf.

  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 http://www.courts.state.ny.us/reports/AJJI_SelfRep06.pdf.

  46. Philadelphia Bar Association, Economic Return on Investment of Providing Counsel in Philadelphia Eviction Cases for Low-Income Tenants (Nov. 2018), available at http://philadelphiabar.org/page/NewsItem?appNum=2&newsItemID=1001829.

    1. Jake Blumgart, Study: Spending Now on Civil Legal Aid Would Save City Down the Road, WHYY (Nov. 13, 2018), available at https://whyy.org/articles/study-philly-tenants-facing-eviction-too-often-lack-legal-representation/.

    2. Jared Brey, What Philadelphia Could Gain from Expanding Legal Aid for Tenants, Next City (Nov. 14, 2018), available at https://nextcity.org/daily/entry/what-philadelphia-could-gain-from-expanding-legal-aid-for-tenants.

    3. Michael D'Onofrio, City Could Save $45 Million with Tenant Help, Philadelphia Tribune (Nov. 13, 2018), available at http://www.phillytrib.com/news/legal-aid-beneficial-to-tenants-study-says/article_e128fb37-0114-54fc-8cd5-8b65f3989634.html.

    4. Jon Hurdle, New Report Claims City Could Save Millions by Providing Lawyers for Tenants in Eviction Cases, Philadelphia Weekly (Nov. 13, 2018), available at http://www.philadelphiaweekly.com/news/new-report-claims-city-could-save-millions-by-providing-lawyers/article_98e5bfca-e734-11e8-bb05-9f515a683ebc.html.

    5. Pat Loeb, Report Finds Financial Returns on Funding Lawyers for Tenants Threatened with Eviction, KYW News Radio (Nov. 13, 2018), available at https://kywnewsradio.radio.com/articles/news/philadelphia-bar-association-financial-returns-funding-lawyers-tenants-threatened.

    6. RJ Vogt, Philly Sees New Push to Provide Attys for Poor Tenants, Law360 (Nov. 19, 2018), available at https://www.law360.com/access-to-justice/articles/1102359/philly-sees-new-push-to-provide-attys-for-poor-tenants.

  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), available at https://repository.upenn.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2811&context=edissertations

  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 https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5a94b00bf93fd4ea3517345e/t/5cfe01d52aecfd0001a72f6e/1560150521305/pricedout_pushedout_lockedout_report_june2019.pdf.

  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 http://www.publicjustice.org/uploads/file/pdf/JUSTICE_DIVERTED_PJC_DEC15.pdf.

    1. Jake Blumgart, Landlords Have an Edge in Eviction Cases.  They can Afford Lawyers, and Low-Income Renters Can't, Slate (Dec. 8, 2015), available at http://www.slate.com/blogs/moneybox/2015/12/08/baltimore_renters_are_losing_their_eviction_cases_because_they_can_t_afford.html.

  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 https://ppi.communityadvocates.net/policy-projects/healthy-housing-initiative.html.

  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 http://www.coalitionforthehomeless.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Family-Homelessness-1-2017_FINAL.pdf.

  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 https://www.americanprogress.org/issues/poverty/reports/2019/10/02/475263/right-counsel-right-fighting-chance/.

  55. Seattle Women's Commission, Losing Home: The Human Cost of Eviction in Seattle (Sept. 2018), available at http://www.seattle.gov/Documents/Departments/SeattleWomensCommission/LosingHome_9-18-18.pdf.

    1. Melissa Hellmann, New Report Details Seattle's Eviction Trends, Seattle Weekly (Sept. 21, 2018), available at https://www.seattleweekly.com/news/new-report-details-seattles-eviction-trends/.

    2. David Kroman and Josh Cohen, New Report Details Seattle's Eviction Epidemic, Crosscut (Sept. 20, 2018), available at https://crosscut.com/2018/09/new-report-details-seattles-eviction-epidemic.

  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 http://www.jstor.org/pss/3185408.

  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 https://scholarship.law.gwu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?referer=https://www.google.com/&httpsredir=1&article=2112&context=faculty_publications.

  58. Stout, The Economic Impact of an Eviction Right to Counsel in Baltimore City (May 8, 2020), available at http://bmorerentersunited.org/rtc/stoutreport/.

  59. Stout, Cost-Benefit Analysis of Providing a Right to Counsel to Tenants in Eviction Proceedings (Dec. 10, 2019), available at https://info.stout.com/hubfs/PDF/Eviction-Reports-Articles-Cities-States/Los%20Angeles%20Eviction%20RTC%20Report_12-10-19.pdf.  

  60. Nicole Summers, The Limits of Good Law: A Study of Housing Court Outcomes, U. Chic. L.Rev. (2019), available at https://www.law.nyu.edu/sites/default/files/The%20Limits%20of%20Good%20Law-%20A%20Study%20of%20Housing%20Court%20Outcomes.pdf )

  61. University of Michigan Poverty Solutions, Michigan Evictions: Trends, Data Sources, and Neighborhood Determinants (May 2020), available at https://poverty.umich.edu/files/2020/05/Michigan-Eviction-Project-working-paper.pdf.

  62. University of Tusla College of Law, Advancing Housing Justice in Tulsa (June 8, 2020), available at https://law.utulsa.edu/twc-eviction-report/.

  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)