Research Examines Measurement of Eviction Rates in the American Housing Survey

An article in Cityscape, “Estimating the Prevalence of Eviction in the United States: New Data from the 2017 American Housing Survey,” examines key findings from the 2017 American Housing Survey (AHS) regarding forced displacement, how these results differ from other sources, and why the AHS might underestimate formal evictions. While AHS estimates 5.5 informal evictions for every one formal eviction, the authors identify reasons to believe that formal eviction prevalence may be even higher.

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