Just Cause for Eviction


Just Cause for Eviction
Location Boston Massachusetts
Organization Department of Urban Studies and Planning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the Metropolitan Area Planning Council

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.

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At A Glance
  • Status:
  • Publication date:
    2016, January
  • Decision-making levels:
  • Sectors:
  • Additional topic areas:
    Legislation, Mental/behavioral health
  • Drivers of health:
    Diet and physical activity, Income and wealth, Safe, affordable, and healthy housing
  • Affected populations:
    Economically disadvantaged, Racial and ethnic minorities
  • Community types:
  • Research methods:
    Literature review, Primary research, Qualitative research
  • Funding source:
    Health Impact Project grantee