who is evicting tenants in detroit?
Use this tool to identify the landlords evicting the most tenants and neighborhoods where evictions are most common.
Learn about your landlord's eviction history and other properties where they are evicting tenants.
SELECT & VIEW EVICTION DATA:
Select the evictor type, property type, and date range you want to see eviction data for.
Select the geography you want to show on the map.
The list of top evictors, map, and pie charts will change depending on your selections.
RESEARCH YOUR LANDLORD & NEIGHBORHOOD:
To see maps or graphs for a particular evictor/landlord, click on their name.
To see data for a particular neighborhood or city council district, click on the shape.
Zoom in on the map or sort the list and look for your landlord or property manager's name.
HOW TO USE THIS TOOL
Select the data you want to view on the list of top evictors, map, and pie charts.
Select Evictor Name Type: Use the drop-down menu to view data by plaintiffs’ names (owner or property manager who filed the eviction) or speculators’ names (names of investors who own 10 or more properties).
Select Property Type: Use the drop-down menu to view data for residential properties, non-residential properties, or all properties.
Select Filing Date Range: Use the timeline slider to view data for a specific time period (TIP: click and select or type in beginning and end dates). The default timespan is the pandemic period.
Select Geography Type: Use the drop-down menu to view data by parcel (property or building), Detroit City Council district, or neighborhood.
View Data by Landlord/Evictor:
Click on an evictor’s name to see where they filed evictions against tenants (map), what types of eviction cases they filed (bottom left pie chart), and whether their properties were code compliant (bottom right pie chart).
Use the drop-down option in the Name column to change how evictors are listed (TIP: sort alphabetically to search for a landlord by name).
View Data by Property or Neighborhood:
Click on a parcel to see the number of cases the evictor filed and the owner name listed by the City of Detroit tax assessor. See what types of cases the evictor filed and whether their properties were code compliant (pie charts).
Click a neighborhood or City Council district to see the number of cases evictors filed. See what types of cases evictors filed and whether they were code compliant (pie charts).
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UNDERSTANDING THE DATA
Top evicting landlords are responsible for the most eviction filings in Detroit.
Eviction Filing: The act of a landlord (plaintiff) filing a complaint to bring an eviction lawsuit against a tenant (defendant). An eviction filing can have long-term consequences for tenants' housing stability, regardless of what happens in the case.
Complaint Type: The type of document a landlord files in an eviction case, stating the reason they are seeking to evict a tenant.
Landlords must have a Certificate of Compliance (CoC) to legally occupy their units and collect rent from tenants.
Properties in Compliance:
Properties are In Compliance (Yes) with Detroit’s rental ordinance if the landlord obtained a valid Certificate of Compliance (CoC)* before the eviction filing date.
Properties without a valid CoC are Not in Compliance (No) with Detroit’s rental ordinance if the landlord lacked a CoC* for the property at the date of eviction filing.
*as of March 15, 2022
Certificate of Compliance (CoC): Indicates that a rental property is registered with the City of Detroit Buildings, Safety Engineering, & Environmental Department (BSEED) and meets health and safety rental code requirements, including lead clearance. A CoC is required by the Detroit rental ordinance for landlords to legally occupy their units and collect rent from tenants. A CoC is required by the Detroit rental ordinance for landlords to legally occupy their units and collect rent from tenants.