Combining sociological theory & data science
to understand demographic disparities &
neighborhood drivers of evictions.

Our interdisciplinary research team examines court records and Sheriff
warrants to identify race, ethnic, and sex disparities of evicted renters.
Our goal is to expand public and scholarly knowledge by identifying
the prevalence and drivers of evictions in under-studied regions,
providing evidence-based research for policy reform.

Interactive Maps

for Washington State

News

The Evictions Study provides empirical evidence to help pass WA SB 5600 extending the pay or vacate period from 3 days to 14 days. Read about it here.

Research Team

  • Tim Thomas, Ph.D.
    Principal Investigator
    UC Berkeley

  • Jose Hernandez, Ph.D.
    Project Lead
    University of Washington

  • Ott Toomet, Ph.D.
    Project Lead
    University of Washington

  • Anisha Keshavan, Ph.D.
    Research Scientist
    Child Mind Institute

  • Ian Kennedy
    Research Assistant
    University of Washington

  • Alex Ramiller
    Research Assistant
    University of Washington

Funders & Partners