Housing Inequality: Eviction Rates in Salt Lake County

Authors: Richard Medina*, University of Utah, Kara Byrne, University of Utah
Topics: Human Rights, Ethnic Geography
Keywords: Evictions, GIS, social justice, urban
Session Type: Paper
Day: 4/11/2018
Start / End Time: 3:20 PM / 5:00 PM
Room: Grand Ballroom A, Astor, 2nd Floor
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Rates of eviction are not uniform in urban areas. Often, vulnerable populations, such as undocumented immigrants or those that cannot communicate will in the regions language, are exploited, because of their status. This exploratory study analyzes evictions in Salt Lake County, UT using publicly available data. GIS is used, as well as surveys to better understand patterns of evictions in an urban area.

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