In May 2019, LCBH launched the Chicago Evictions Data Portal as a resource to help researchers, policy makers, and advocates investigate Chicago's chronic eviction problem using eviction court data for the years 2010 to 2017.
LCBH is expanding its look at Chicago’s ongoing eviction crisis with a new release of data for the years 2018 and 2019.
In this short report, we provide updates on key findings from our three initial “Opening the Door on Chicago Evictions” reports:
- Chicago's Ongoing Crisis: quantifying eviction filings and outcomes in Chicago and the troubling racial disparities found in eviction filings.
- Most Families Forced Out for Less Than $2,500 Back Rent: exploring the most common reason for eviction: non-payment of rent.
- Legal Aid Attorneys Make the Difference: looking into the impact attorneys have on eviction outcomes.
We also discuss some recent policy changes that will have impact on future evictions and announce a new report, Eviction Filings, Unemployment, and the Impact of COVID-19, in partnership with Loyola University Chicago’s Center for Urban Research and Learning (CURL).