The forum topic will address Rising Eviction Levels:
“Over the last few years, research has documented both the increase of rental rates and the resulting cost burden to low-income families in metro Atlanta. And now, research from the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta shows that eviction levels are reaching alarming rates. According to a December 2016 report from the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, Corporate Landlords, Institutional Investors, and Displacement: Eviction Rates in Single-Family Rentals, 22 percent of all rental households in Fulton County, received an eviction notice in 2015. This rate is more than twice that of Cleveland and three times of Chicago. The issue in Atlanta is spatially concentrated. In some areas, more than 40 percent of renters have received eviction notices with 15 percent being forcibly removed.
Join us for the first quarterly Atlanta Regional Housing Forum of 2017 as we discuss the issue. Report authors Elora Raymond, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta and Michael Lucas, Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation will be on hand to discuss their research. Additional panelists will explore the impact eviction has on families and the need for intervention.”