Our friends at OK Policy published Numbers of the Day this week related to evictions in Oklahoma.
· 9,236 – Number of evictions filed by the 53 most frequent plaintiffs in Tulsa County, 2019-2020. These landlords accounted for over 2 out of every 5 eviction filings during the period.[Source: Open Justice Oklahoma]
· 7,921 – Evictions granted filed in Oklahoma between January and March 21 despite the Centers for Disease Control’s eviction moratorium [Source: Open Justice Oklahoma]
· 1 in 13 – Number of Tulsa renter homes that are evicted each year, the 11th highest rate among American cities; Oklahoma City is ranked 20th at 1 in 16 renter homes evicted. [Source: Eviction Lab]
· 1 in 3 – Portion of eviction filings filed against Black renters in an Eviction Lab study, despite Black renters making up only 1 in 5 renters in their sample [Source: Eviction Lab]
This fall the Oklahoma Coalition for Affordable Housing will be hosting an event and book signing with Matthew Desmond, author of Evicted and founder of the Eviction Lab. For more information or to sponsor, contact Andrea Householter at ocah.