Eviction and Homelessness in 2018
During the July 2018 Point-in-Time count, we asked a few questions related to evictions. We surveyed 389 adults experiencing homelessness (out of the 491 adults counted; a 79.2% response rate). People were asked what the primary cause of their homelessness was, and 34 people (8.7%) indicated that the reason was eviction.
Additionally, those surveyed were asked three questions related to evictions.
In the past three years, have you been kicked out or evicted by your landlord?
104 (26.7%) people indicated that they had been kicked out or evicted in the past three years. Clients who said that they hadn’t are not included in the statistics below.
Where did you live after being kicked out or evicted by your landlord?
Over half of clients indicated that they were homeless after being kicked out or evicted. The most common answer provided was an unsheltered location (40.4% of those who said they had been kicked out/evicted in the previous question), followed by family and friends (26.0%), a hotel/motel (14.4%), shelter (12.5%), their own housing (4.8%), and an institution (1.9%).
Before you were kicked out or evicted, did you get a legal notice saying that you needed to leave the place you lived by a certain date and time?
Of those who said they had been kicked out or evicted, a majority (64.4%) indicated that they had received a legal notice specifying a date/time they needed to leave.