Staying Power:

An Anti-Eviction Toolkit


Sarah Zamler & Nelson De Jesus Ubri

Evictions Are Detrimental to Public Health


On September 2, 2020, CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield signed a declaration determining that the eviction of tenants could be detrimental to public health control measures to slow the spread of SARS-Cov-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

Since the start of the pandemic, Local, State, and Federal Governments have put temporary moratoriums on evictions. Presently, lawmakers and activists are trying to extend these temporary protections.

Our project aims to understand and build on this work to help Repair Exploitative Systems of Eviction


To better understand the conditions of eviction in America we conducted two tracks of research. The first identifies locations of overlapping vulnerability, factoring in the Social Vulnerability Index, COVID rate, and Eviction Filing Rate of counties across the US. The second track looks into eviction processes and the disparities from state to state.

Leverage Points for Change

Building on our research, we've developed a set of interconnecting proposals to address the eviction system at multiple leverage points.

Additional Resources

Below are links that lead to a speadsheet with resources from different governmental agencies and social services organizations, the bibliography/references used for research and design development as well as a youtube video that describes the eviction process.

If you know of additional resources available to tenants and the public, please feel free to email us to add to database by clicking the envelope icon below.