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Did you know?
- [Reported in the December 2022 newsletter] In November 457 summary ejectments and 168 writs of possession were filed against tenants in Durham. While 31% of Durham’s Census blocks are majority Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, 67.4% of eviction processes in November were in these communities. Only 3.8% of eviction processes were in majority-white Census blocks.
- The top evictors in March 2023 were Rick Soles, Avellan Springs Apartments, and Campus Crossing Apartments (see the top 10 in the table below).
Each month, we give updates on our work and tools, like:
- The Durham Neighborhood Compass now offers race-disaggregated data on household income.
- The Health Indicators site can give you information about the COVID-19 risk and needs in your neighborhood.
- The Hacking Into History project recently completed transcription of racial covenants in Durham deeds and has monthly community of practice meet-ups, where we are writing a resolution.
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Dataworks is one of the few local newsletters I let land in my main inbox. It’s important to me that I get reminders for the Hacking Into History meetups, and I appreciate the consistent and persistent insight to the ongoing grim reality of Eviction Court. The story of our community is so profound, and somehow Dataworks’ storytelling is for me, one of the best-fitting lenses I have found to stay grounded as our future unfolds.Ajax Woolley, Pre-Development Manager, DCLT