By Monica Velez—Nov. 4, 2019
Thousands of people in Fresno County are evicted from their homes every year. It’s a misconception that failing to pay rent is the only reason people are evicted, according to a study just released by the organization Faith in the Valley in partnership with Fresno State and Central California Legal Services. Evicted in Fresno: Facts for Housing Advocates used different sets of data and court records to find out how much money tenants owe in rent on average, the reasons people are evicted, what percentage of tenants have legal representation, and what parts of Fresno have a higher concentration of evictions and why.
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