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Discrimination in Evictions : Empirical Evidence and Legal Challenges *

  title={Discrimination in Evictions : Empirical Evidence and Legal Challenges *},
  author={Deena Greenberg and Carl E. Gershenson and Matthew Desmond},
Tens of thousands of housing discrimination complaints are filed each year. Although there has been extensive study of discrimination in the rental market, discrimination in evictions has been largely overlooked. This is because determining whether discrimination exists in evictions presents several challenges. Not only do landlords typically have a non-discriminatory reason for evictions (e.g., nonpayment), but they also wield tremendous discretion over eviction decisions—discretion that can… Expand

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