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Eviction and Poverty

11/15/2018 6:00 AM by

Richmond, in 2016, was #2 in the rankings of highest evictions in a large city.

That equates to 5,803 eviction notices to renter households in Richmond in 2016 or 1 in 9 renter households.

A result of the affordable housing crisis that many cities are facing is eviction.  Several universities around the country are studying eviction, affordable housing, and its effect on communities and those trying to get ahead.  Our local university, VCU, has now taken up the mantle and is looking to get to the root cause behind evictions.  The why and the how.

You can read more at here.

Also, for our previous coverage of eviction and housing in Richmond see below:

The Public Housing Dilemma: Richmond, VA

NYT: Eviction Rates in Richmond – Updated

 


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