Howell & Teresa Expand RVA Eviction Lab
July 17, 2020
Kate Howell and Ben Teresa, co-founders of the RVA Eviction Lab and core members of our Wilder School graduate faculty talk about expanding to Hopewell, Petersburg and Hampton Roads as eviction moratoriums are being lifted. The lab compiles data to help communities, housing advocates and attorneys tackle the eviction problem.
The project, “Data for Prevention of Eviction and Proactive Engagement with Tenants and Landlords,” is one of 31 to be funded by the program, which is led by the Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation with support from the C. Kenneth and Dianne Wright Center for Clinical and Translational Research. The program aims to further VCU research that addresses the impact of the coronavirus.
As part of the project, the RVA Eviction Lab is adding the new localities to its database on evictions, which can provide information on the owners of multifamily housing buildings, who financed certain apartment buildings, the eviction history of owners and properties, and more.
Read the full VCU News article here.