LSC Eviction Laws Database

An online tool that allows users to explore the entire legal process of eviction – from pre-filing to post-judgment – in communities across the country

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Introduction

As directed by Congress, a key component of Legal Services Corporation’s (LSC) Effect of State & Local Laws on Evictions Study is to better understand the significant variation in eviction laws and procedures across the United States and the impact this variation has on eviction outcomes. To this end, LSC has partnered with Temple University’s Center for Public Health Law Research to create the Eviction Laws Database, a comprehensive online tool that allows users to explore the entire legal process of eviction – from pre-filing to post-judgment – in communities across the country.

The Center for Public Health Law Research at the Temple University Beasley School of Law supports the widespread adoption of scientific tools and methods for mapping and evaluating the impact of law on health. The Center develops and teaches public health law research and legal epidemiology methods and tools; researches laws and policies that improve health, increase access to care, and create or remove barriers to health; and communicates evidence to facilitate innovation. Learn more at http://phlr.org.

Note: The laws and procedures captured in this dataset were in effect as of January 1, 2021; laws implemented after this date will not be captured here.

Use the dropdown menu above or scroll down to view data for all states and territories or for a sample of jurisdictions.

State/Territory Dataset

The State/Territory Dataset covers state/territory-level eviction laws for all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Northern Mariana Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Marshall Islands, and Palau. This is the first public dataset known to date to include information on eviction in U.S. territories.

Related resources: How to use the State/Territory Dataset | Research Protocol | Codebook | Download as Excel file



Please cite the data as:
Legal Services Corporation. 2021. Eviction Laws Database: State/Territory Dataset. Prepared by the Center for Public Health Law Research at Temple University’s Beasley School of Law for Legal Services Corporation. Washington, DC.

Local Dataset

The Local Dataset covers state/territory-, county-, and local-level eviction laws for a sample of 30 jurisdictions across the U.S. These jurisdictions were selected to represent the demographic, socioeconomic, and legal differences among American communities.

Related resources: How to use the State/Territory Dataset | Research Protocol | Codebook | Download as Excel file


Please cite the data as:
Legal Services Corporation. 2021. Eviction Laws Database: Local Dataset. Prepared by the Center for Public Health Law Research at Temple University’s Beasley School of Law for Legal Services Corporation. Washington, DC.

Contact Us

If you have questions or comments about the Eviction Laws Database, please reach out to Sarah Abdelhadi at abdelhadis@lsc.gov

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