Description of the Indicator
This indicator measures the number of evictions in the counties and the Commonwealth.

Why is it important?
The number of evictions can enhance awareness of housing stability and vulnerability. Populations most at risk for eviction include low-income women (especially women of color), domestic violence victims, and families with children. Understanding this indicator can aid in addressing problems associated with evictions, such as homelessness, educational disparities, unemployment, and poor health.

How is the region performing?
The number of evictions in Lackawanna County has increased from 2017 to 2018 (by 57, or 2.4 percent).
Luzerne county has also experienced an increase in the number of evictions from 2017 to 2018 (by 208, or 13.5 percent). Evictions per year in Wayne County decreased during the two most recent years for which data are available.