Posted Date: November 30, 2021
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November 30, 2021  

Report to Congress on the Feasibility of Creating a National Evictions Database

The Joint Explanatory Statement and the House Committee Report supporting the 2021 Appropriations Act directed HUD to study the feasibility of creating an evictions database and collecting information on three types of evictions:

  • Formal court-ordered evictions.
  • Extra-legal evictions.
  • Administrative evictions.

The House Committee Report also requested that HUD examine strategies for collecting data on the characteristics of tenants and landlords involved in the eviction process and provide recommendations for statistical analyses of the data collected.

HUD's Office of Policy Development and Research recently released their response, the Report to Congress on the Feasibility of Creating a National Evictions Database. The report provides background on the need for an eviction database, a detailed discussion of lessons learned to date from efforts to collect data on court-ordered, extra-legal, and administrative evictions, including evictions of HUD-assisted households, and a set of potential approaches for how HUD could move forward to build a national dataset on evictions, assuming additional federal funding and action from Congress.

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