Wisconsin Eviction Data Project

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About the Wisconsin Eviction Data Project​​

Updated October 13, 2021​

The Wisconsin Eviction Data Project ​is produced by the Interagency Council on Homelessness​ to track, on a monthly basis, the number of eviction filings and judgements for eviction in all 72 counties in the state to track the state's housing economy, the efficacy of homelessness prevention programs, and to inform the public on housing policy needs throughout Wisconsin.

This project follows the great work done by ​Eviction Lab (by Matthew Desmond and Princeton University)​ and the City of Milwaukee Evictions​ project​ (by the Medical College of Wisconsin Institute for Health Equity’s Division of Epidemiology in partnership with Legal Action of Wisconsin, ​the Milwaukee City Attorney’s Office, and the Milwaukee Department of Neighborhood Services​​​​).​ ​​

​The data for this project comes via an ​​application programming interface developed by DOA's Division of Enterprise Technology​ to pull data from the ​Wisconsin Circuit Court Access REST service. This provides the county circuit court data from the Consolidated​​ Court Automation ​​Programs (CCAP) for eviction filings and judgements, which is compiled and presented below by the ICH Director. CCAP provides no warranties as to the accuracy or timeliness of the information contained in the WCCA Data.​​

Currently we are providing data on a per-county basis. We will soon be providing on a per-zip code basis data for the following counties: Brown, Dane, Kenosha, Milwaukee, Outagamie, Racine, Rock, Waukesha, and Winnebago. Our goal is to develop partnerships with entities to provide greater detail in data and more analysis of eviction trends and programming needs. 

If you are experiencing housing instability and need legal resources, consult ​​Wisconsin Judicare​, Inc. or Legal Action of Wisconsin​For more information on the Wisconsin Eviction Data Project, contact ICH Director Michael Basford at mike.basford@wisconsin.gov​

 


Wisconsin Evictions 2019-2021

​Eviction Filings


​January
​February
​March
​April
​May
​June
​July 
​August
​September
​October
​November
​December
​TOTAL
​2019
1434​​1981
​1987
​2013
​2537
​2455
​2711
​2667
​2388
​2589
​2116
​2148
​​27,026
​2020
​2755
​2152
​1084
​54
​365
​3042
​2505
​1939
​1296
​1383
​1337
​1515
​​19,427
​2021
​1309
​1164
​1292
​1087
​1067
​1398
​1435
​1434
​2008


Judgements for Eviction


​January
​February
​March
​April
​May
​June
​July 
​August
​September
​October
​November
​December
​TOTAL
​2019
389​​346
​321
​350
358
​378
​319
​367
​389
​413
​326
​308
​​4,264
​2020
​327
​277
​151
​45
​36
​200
​288
238
​223
​201
​132
​136
​​2,254
​2021
170
180
​190
​131
​123
106
​104
​133
​128


2021