With economic challenges brought on by COVID-19, eviction filings have continued despite provisions to stem them. Texas Housers of Houston needed a system that could track upcoming eviction dockets as volunteer slots for observers to sign up for and track notes in. Through eviction court observation, Texas Housers seeks to find patterns and anomalies in the hearings.
Through interviews for needs and use cases, Moksha Data built houstonevictionsolidarity.org as a timely solution that:
A team of volunteers has observed more than 300 cases, finding patterns in how courts are hearing eviction cases. Through this process, Texas Housers can inform judges and tenants about available assistance programs. This data helps Texas Housers investigate ways to increase tenant attendance and legal assistance to decrease evictions.