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Strategies to Prevent Eviction and Promote Housing Stability

The harms exacted by the eviction process expand well beyond America’s families. Eviction has exceedingly destabilized the affordable housing industry at large, exacting a financial toll on the very developers and owners needed to preserve and expand the limited supply of subsidized, affordable housing. A range of strategies can prevent or reduce the long-term harm of eviction. We posit that an upstream approach - systematic, sustainable strategies to ensure renters have the resources they need to pay for their home - is key to reducing eviction and increasing housing stability. This research and related roadmap were made possible through the generous support of the Center for Disaster Philanthropy and JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Learn about Preservation Next, Enterprise’s nationwide effort to help both residents and owners achieve stability and preserve unsubsidized homes.

Date
September 12, 2022
Authors
Michelle Mulcahy
Flora Arabo
Sara Haas
Jennie Rodgers
Ahmad Abu-Khalaf
Impact Areas
  • Preservation & Production
  • Racial Equity
  • Upward Mobility