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Eviction Lab Misses the Mark

Daniella Aiello, Lisa Bates, Terra Graziani, Christopher Herring, Manissa Maharawal, Erin McElroy, Pamela Phan & Gretchen Purser

Shelterforce, August 2018

Gretchen Purser

Gretchen Purser

"Eviction Lab Misses the Mark," co-authored by Gretchen Purser and published in Shelterforce, is a critique of Matthew Desmond's Eviction Lab and deals with housing policy, the politics of data production, and the methods of community-engaged research. According to the authors, "By not working with existing housing justice organizations, the high profile organization undercounts evictions and misses a chance to understand differences between localities and wider policy analyses." 08/27/18