Just Cause for Eviction

At a Glance:

Location: Boston, Massachusetts

Date: 2016

Vital Condition: Basic Needs for Health and Safety, Humane Housing, Meaningful Work and Wealth

Determinants of Health: nutrition, meaningful work and wealth, affordable housing, physical activity, housing, housing

Affected Population: Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, People Living in Poverty

Research Methods: Literature review, Primary research, Qualitative research

Community Types: urban

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This Rapid Health Impact Assessment (RHIA) evaluated the potential health impacts on renters of Boston’s proposed Just Cause for Eviction Ordinance, which would require landlords to have a “just cause,” including any violation of the lease terms, before evicting tenants. A group of students in the Healthy Cities course in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology conducted the RHIA between February and June 2016.

This Health Impact Assessment Report first appeared in The Cross-Sector Toolkit for Health. The Cross-Sector Toolkit for Health was originally developed by the Health Impact Project, formerly a collaboration of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and The Pew Charitable Trusts. The creation of this resource was supported by a grant from the Health Impact Project. The views expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of The Pew Charitable Trusts, or the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

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Just Cause Eviction

Just Cause Eviction

This is a rapid health impact assessment that evaluates the potential health effects of Boston's proposed Just Cause for Eviction Ordinance on renters....

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