Evictions Reporting Project

CT Mirror is working on a series of articles about the effects of eviction on families and children.

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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, according to 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.

“Notice to Quit,” an examination of evictions in Connecticut and their effects on children and families, was produced as a project for the USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism’s 2022 National Fellowship and its Kristy Hammam Fund for Health Journalism.