Just Cause for Eviction

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Health Impact Project

This Rapid Health Impact Assessment (RHIA) evaluated the potential health impacts on renters of Boston's proposed Just Cause for Eviction Ordinance, which would require landlords to have a "just cause," including any violation of the lease terms, before evicting tenants. A group of students in the Healthy Cities course in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology conducted the RHIA between February and June 2016.


This Health Impact Assessment Report first appeared in The Cross-Sector Toolkit for Health. The Cross-Sector Toolkit for Health was originally developed by the Health Impact Project, formerly a collaboration of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and The Pew Charitable Trusts. The creation of this resource was supported by a grant from the Health Impact Project. The views expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of The Pew Charitable Trusts, or the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

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