Matthew Desmond is author of the amazing book, Evicted.

He also just unveiled a new called called The Eviction Lab. It’s an interactive map that can give you a detailed report (even by Census Tract!) about history of evictions taking place in what looks like any community in the U.S.

You can also read more about it in this New York Times article, In 83 Million Eviction Records, a Sweeping and Intimate New Look at Housing in America.

It will be an indispensable tool for any class that is analyzing/comparing neighborhoods, like the annual lesson my Intermediate English class does, A Lesson Highlighting Community Assets — Not Deficits.