Local Just Cause Eviction & Retaliation Laws

Just cause and retaliatory eviction ordinances provide guidance and protections for landlords and tenants when renting residential property. These ordinances regulate which offenses constitute an eviction, dictate how much notice a tenant must have before they have to relocate, and at times prevent a tenant from retaliation from a landlord.

Local eviction protections often take state-level landlord-tenant laws a step further to provide detailed guidelines for landlords in the case of an eviction. Cities throughout the United States have varying protections or conditions before an eviction can be ordered against a tenant.

The map identifies specific sections of common eviction related ordinances from 10 major U.S. cities that are in effect as of January 1, 2019.

This project was created as part of the 2018 Local Policy Surveillance Project. For more information and other datasets related to this project, please click here

This publication was supported by Cooperative Agreement Number NU38OT000141 awarded to ChangeLab Solutions and funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or the Department of Health and Human Services.

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