By Ryan Murphy
"Hampton Roads is among the worst areas in the nation for evictions of rental tenants.
New data on court-ordered evictions lays bare this statistic: All of the region’s cities in 2016 saw judges order tenants out of their homes at least three times the average national rate.
The figures come from Princeton University’s Eviction Lab and do not say how many people were physically evicted from their homes, only how many went through the courts.
But they do show that landlords asked courts to issue eviction orders for between a third and a fifth of the region’s renting households, depending on the city. In roughly a third of those cases, the courts ordered tenants out."