Evictions Reporting Project

CT Mirror is working on a series of articles about the effects of eviction on families and children. Sign up to get updates on this project by text or by email.

Find resources, meet reporters

CT Mirror will be hosting two community engagement events in September as part of our reporting process. Come by to talk to a reporter about your story and meet with Legal Aid and other resources.

New Haven

Details coming soon!

Hartford

Center Church Hartford
Sunday, Sept. 18 | 1-4 p.m.
60 Gold St. Hartford, CT

About the project

As pandemic protections against eviction ended and the state’s rental assistance program stopped taking new applications, evictions in Connecticut rose.

Studies have shown that people of color and women are disproportionately affected by eviction, and that the state may more closely scrutinize apartments with children because of issues such as lead poisoning. Child protective services might be called if the home isn’t safe.

Children, particularly when there are too many of them in one home, can also be harder on apartments, said Matthew Desmond, principal investigator at Princeton’s Eviction Lab.

Evictions disrupt many parts of life for a child — the place they live and where they go to school, and they can lose their possessions.

If you’ve been evicted or are in the process of being evicted and want to share your story with our reporter, contact Ginny Monk via email gmonk@ctmirror.org or via text at ‪(860) 554-4613.

Special thanks to the Center for Health Journalism for funding this project.