Eviction filings occur at a higher frequency, per renter, in areas marked with a yellow circle.
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Is housing instability driven by discrimination?

LYNN — The city became one of the subjects of a new housing study released this week that demonstrates racial inequity in eviction filings across Massachusetts since the end of the state moratorium on eviction in October 2020. 

Homes for All Massachusetts, a grassroots housing-justice group, and Eric Robsky Huntley, a researcher from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), presented on Tuesday findings of a new study titled “Housing Justice Beyond the Emergency: An Analysis of Racial Inequity in Eviction Filings Across Massachusetts.” 

The study reveals that racial inequity is driving housing instability in cities throughout Massachusetts, while the country is still dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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