The Eviction Lab


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Today, the majority of poor renting families in America spend over half of their income on housing costs, and eviction is transforming their lives. Yet little is known about the prevalence, causes, and consequences of housing insecurity.

The Eviction Lab is a team of researchers, students, and website architects who believe that a stable, affordable home is central to human flourishing and economic mobility. Accordingly, understanding the sudden, traumatic loss of home through eviction is foundational to understanding poverty in America.

Drawing on tens of millions of records, the Eviction Lab at Princeton University published the first ever dataset of evictions in America, going back to 2000.

Visit to learn how to use the tools of the website to see how eviction is shaping your community, to raise awareness, and to work toward new solutions. Connect with us on Facebook, Instagram (@evictionlab), and Twitter (@evictionlab). 

Learn more about the Eviction Lab in The New York Times, Fresh Air, and How Housing Matters.