The Hennepin County Office of Housing Stability is currently focused on understanding how evictions can be prevented and how their impacts can be mitigated to create more stable communities within Hennepin County. To understand the eviction issue fully, our literature review examined the concept of eviction, nationwide eviction trends and possible solutions. We then explored how Hennepin County’s eviction rate compared to other major metropolitan areas in the United States as well as to the nation as a whole. Based on this analysis, we selected the four (4) metropolitan areas with the lowest eviction rates to do more in-depth case studies. Our key findings are that the eviction rate for the Minneapolis-St. Paul area fell below the national rate of .37% and it had the 9th lowest eviction rate out of the 25 metropolitan areas studied by the 2013 American Housing Survey (AHS).
Capstone paper for the fulfillment of the Master of Public Policy degree.
Aghayev, Rahim; Feng, Juyang; Wiens, Royce.
Preserving Home Improving Eviction Prevention in Hennepin County.
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