The Shape Of Austin’s Eviction ‘Problem’

Part four of a series from KUT looks at recent policies local elected officials have passed to address evictions – and what other cities have done.

By Audrey McGlinchyOctober 3, 2018 9:48 am, , ,

From KUT:

Tenants facing eviction live in concentrated pockets in Travis County.

Since 2014, nearly half of the eviction cases filed in the county have been against families living in six ZIP codes: 78723,78724, 78728, 78741, 78753 and 78758. These neighborhoods map most of north Austin, from Windsor Hill to Rundberg to Wells Branch, and a small part of southeast Austin.

But courts do not record demographic data, so, while we know where evictions happen, it’s hard to know who is affected.

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