Data Shows What We Know: Evictions have a disparate impact on communities of color.

Data Shows What We Know: Evictions have a disparate impact on communities of color.

Analysis of eviction notices in Hennepin County by HousingLink and HOME Line, nonprofits that work in this sphere, found eviction filings hit tenants who live in north Minneapolis disproportionately, with nearly half of renter households in ZIP codes  55411 and 55412, respectively, experiencing eviction filings in a three-year period. In part of southwest Minneapolis, by contrast, about 3 percent of households experienced an eviction filing in that period. Evictions are also more prevalent in Powderhorn and Phillips than the average Minneapolis neighborhood. Data on eviction judgments (which don't capture all the cases where tenants were displaced) show similar patterns of disparity.

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