Millions of Americans are evicted from their homes annually, and judges in Pima County Consolidated Justice Court ordered an average of 25 evictions each day last fiscal year. Eviction is not only a symptom of poverty but is one of its major drivers, pushing families into a chaos that can result in lost jobs, educational upheaval for children and homelessness. Housing advocates in Tucson are bracing for a rise in housing instability, as rising rents and historically low vacancy rates make for a competitive rental market. Read the Arizona Daily Star’s three-day series on evictions at