The Coming Wave of Covid-19 Evictions: Bay Area Fact Sheets

Overview

In the Bay Area, as elsewhere, the coronavirus and its economic fallout have disproportionately impacted the very same people that were on the economic margins before the pandemic, including Black, Latinx, and immigrant communities (especially undocumented workers), and low-wage workers. And they are about to face an additional threat: the risk of being evicted when they can’t pay rent because they’ve lost jobs and income because of the pandemic. Without long-term eviction protections, these renters are at risk of being caught in a coming wave of evictions which could force them out of their neighborhoods or even onto the street. In partnership with the Raise the Roof Coalition, People’s Alliance of San Mateo County, and North Bay Organizing Project, the Bay Area Equity Atlas team created a series of fact sheets to support their work across the region to advance policies that protect renters at risk of eviction during the Covid-19 emergency, as well as an analysis of the eviction risk in Contra Costa County. Building on this research, the National Equity Atlas team also partnered with Our Homes, Our Health to produce fact sheets for states and counties across the nation, including for the state of California.

You can download fact sheets for Contra Costa County, San Mateo CountySonoma County, and California

See the accompanying methodology for Contra Costa County, San Mateo County, Sonoma County, and California.