There’s still time to complete the Cost of Eviction survey before the deadline of March 5, 2022!
The Tulsa Authority for Economic Opportunity and Housing Solutions have launched a survey to collect data on the costs incurred by landlords during eviction. From filing an eviction to preparing a unit to be leased, landlords have many costs throughout the eviction process. This survey aims to bring together the input of landlords throughout the City of Tulsa to assess just how much these costs add up to in Tulsa.
In 2020, the City of Tulsa and Housing Solutions conducted this survey to help identify what resources were needed to support landlords during the COVID-19 pandemic. Most landlords reported losing money through the eviction process. Seventy-five percent of landlords said they rarely or never collected a money judgment for back rent or damages, even when they hire an attorney to collect them. The highest cost of eviction for landlords was preparing the unit to be rented after the tenant has been evicted. Landlords reported spending an average of $1,564.00 preparing a unit for a new tenant. Using this information provided by landlords, the City of Tulsa was able to work with community partners to help landlords access resources that would mitigate those costs – such as rental assistance and free mediation. The responses provided in this survey will help us to continue to improve the services available from the City of Tulsa, TAEO, and other community partners.
If you are a landlord or property manager in Tulsa, please fill out this survey. We appreciate your participation, and if you know of other landlords or property managers who may be able to provide feedback, please feel free to share this survey with them. Thank you!