The COVID-19 Eviction Defense Project (CEDP) conducts data driven analyses to estimate the number of people in renter families who could be at risk of eviction. To date, we have partnered with the Aspen Institute and the Bell Policy Center to issue national and state eviction risk reports.
On Aug. 6, 2020 CEDP issued updated eviction risk estimates along with the Aspen Institute, estimating that more than 29 million Americans in 13 million households could be at risk of eviction by the end of the year if conditions do not change. This estimate is based on the Census Bureau’s Household Pulse Survey and conservative assumptions about the acceleration of housing insecurity. The state by state estimates are available below.
We are continually updating our figures and methodology as more data becomes available.
We estimated the number of renters who could be behind on rent by Metropolitan Statistical Area. This is a directional, consulting style methodology aiming to localize eviction risk for decision makers.Read More
This slide deck lays out emerging best practices for the design and administration of rental assistance programs for states, localities, and their non-profit partners who will be called upon to disburse billions in rental assistance.Read More
Unless action is taken in Colorado or at the federal level: By September, nearly 420,000 Coloradans living in 181,000 households will be at risk of evictions, having accumulated nearly $765 million in rental debt.Read More