Bar Bulletin

Bar Bulletin

The Human Cost of Eviction

November 2018 Bar Bulletin

By Edmund Witter

In last month’s issue of the Bar Bulletin, KCBA Executive Director Andrew Prazuch discussed some of the key points of a new report, “Losing Home: The Human Cost of Eviction in Seattle,” prepared by KCBA’s Housing Justice Project in partnership with the Seattle Women’s Commission. This month, we take a deep dive into the report.

King County has the third-highest number of homeless individuals in the country. Currently, there are roughly 11,643 homeless individuals in King County; among those, 5,485 are unsheltered. But the number of those individuals who had been evicted has hardly been studied, which is alarming because there were more than 4,500...

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