Neighborhoods with More Single Mothers, Children, Mobile Homes Experience Higher Eviction Filing Rates

An article in Housing Policy Debate, “Eviction Case Filings and Neighborhood Characteristics in Urban and Rural Places: A Michigan Statewide Analysis,” analyzes all eviction filings in Michigan between 2014 and 2018 to identify characteristics of neighborhoods associated with higher eviction filing rates. Such analysis can be used to help target eviction-prevention efforts. The study reports that neighborhoods with a greater prevalence of single-mother households and higher shares of children experience more eviction filings. In rural areas, higher shares of households in mobile homes and more mobile home parks predict higher eviction filing rates.

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