Eviction Filings Hit Record High in Iowa

(Des Moines, IA) — Eviction filings are hitting record high numbers in Iowa. New data from Iowa Legal Aid shows the number of evictions around the state has jumped roughly 75-percent in the last ten years. Iowa is expected to hit a record number of filings again this year. Experts point to incomes that have plateaued for many residents along with a lack of affordable housing as the main reasons for the uptick in evictions.

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