Population Health

April 22, 2020

UW study reveals disparities in evictions

Image of eviction notice posted on a doorA new University of Washington study of evictions around the state shows that more women are evicted than men. Further, eviction rates among black and Latinx adults are almost seven times higher than for white adults in the state’s two most populous counties.

Based on eviction filings from each of Washington’s 39 counties, the report and its series of interactive maps illustrate where, and to whom, evictions hit hardest. The surrounding narrative addresses why, and what may be done about it.

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