The technique described by Airitha became very popular among the Cafe
... If you have well placed housing, everyone will move into a place better suited to themselves and their spouse.
I found that respect is not hurt too much if they don't get to the point where they have to build a shack to live it. They 3-4 point respect hit is replaced by greatly increased worker efficiency. ...
Unfortunately, the technique includes some incorrect assumptions. The male spouse picks the house to suit himself. There is no splitting the distance for the convenience of the female spouse. Raising the rent causes a hit not just on 'Respect' but also on 'Housing' -- and recovery is much slower than the drop.
Probably BigTroutz's selective evictions have less risk and may do the job just as well.