How Eviction Lab is helping journalists cover a spiraling housing crisis

From Nieman Lab: It is not the best of times. The pandemic and a patchwork of emergency orders have made the numbers and laws around eviction even harder to keep straight. That’s where Eviction Lab, part of Princeton University, hopes to help.

The Eviction Lab maintains a national eviction database and makes the 83 million eviction records they’ve collected available for analysis or merging with other data sources. Their maps and reports are free for publications to customize and embed. As Covid-19 has worsened the housing crisis, researchers have also started live tracking evictions in 17 cities and explaining what various moratoriums, guidelines, and orders actually mean for the nation’s renters.