The eviction machine
where are landlords and the court evicting tenants?
Use this tool to see the geography of eviction in Detroit.
HOW TO USE THIS TOOL
Select the data you want to view on the map.
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).
Select Unit Count: Use the drop-down menu to view evictions for properties based on how many rental units they contain (i.e., single-family homes vs. large apartment complexes)
Select Metric: Use the drop-down menu to view eviction filings, judgments, or orders of eviction (see UNDERSTANDING THE DATA).
Select Geography Type: Use the drop-down menu to view data by parcel (property or building), Detroit City Council district, or neighborhood.
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UNDERSTANDING THE DATA
Evictions impact every corner of the city.
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.
Order of Eviction (Bailiff Eviction): A court document filed by a landlord and signed by a judge after the court has entered a judgment of possession for a landlord. The order gives a court officer or bailiff the authority to physically remove the tenant and remove their belongings from the rental property. Bailiff evictions are often traumatic events where tenants’ belongings (e.g., furniture, clothes, medicine, toys) are thrown into a dumpster and they are forcibly unhoused.