Study finds higher eviction rates in black communities

While 18% of Boston renters currently live in majority-black neighborhoods, about 37% of evictions occur in those neighborhoods, according to a study undertaken by researchers at MIT and the Boston tenants’ rights group City Life/Vida Urbana.

City Life/Vida Urbana worked with the MIT researchers, compiling court records, census data and property data from 2014-2016 to reveal where evictions occur the most and to whom they most often happen.

The data is divided geographically, showing…

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