We have been tracking weekly eviction filings since March 2020 to monitor the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and associated policies. In the sections below you can see a summary of the states and cities we track, view detailed reports, and learn more about the Eviction Tracking System.
Eviction Filings For All Sites
This plot shows monthly eviction filings across all locations we monitor over the last year. Filings are displayed relative to the pre-pandemic average for the same set of months. You can toggle the plot to display filing counts and to extend the time frame back to January 2020.
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Eviction Filings by Location
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This table shows the past year’s¹ eviction statistics for the cities and states we track. Click each location to see a full report including trends, hotspots, and more. You can also select up to 3 locations to compare statistics and see change over time.
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Eviction Defendant Demographics
There are often large racial/ethnic and gender disparities in eviction risk.
Here, we estimate the demographic characteristics of those filed against for eviction over the last year across all locations we monitor. We compare to data from the Census Bureau that show the share of renters in the same categories. These estimates are based on statistical imputation rather than direct observation of tenant demographics. They may underestimate the scale of racial and/or gender disparities in eviction risk.¹
Tracking the Eviction Crisis
Until now, there has been no national data infrastructure that allows policymakers, legal and advocacy organizations, journalists, academics, and community members to track displacement and evictions in real time. The Eviction Lab has built the Eviction Tracking System (ETS) to fill this critical gap and to help monitor and respond to eviction hotspots as they emerge. The ETS is designed as a multi-site, open-source, and expandable system for tracking eviction filings as they happen.
We welcome feedback, as well as partnerships with states and localities who wish to work with us in monitoring and responding to emerging eviction hotspots. Ensuring housing security is vital to sustaining health, economic security, and family stability.
- We are grateful to the many experts and organizations who contributed expertise, data, and assistance to this project. A list of acknowledgements can be found here.
- A description of the ETS methodology is available here.
- You can download the data here.
- A list of similar resources developed by other organizations is available here.
- If you want to see your city or state added to the ETS and can help facilitate access to the necessary data, please contact email@example.com.
- To find community organizations focused on housing and eviction in your community, visit JustShelter.org.
- To receive updates, add your email below.
- For media inquiries, email firstname.lastname@example.org
- To provide tips and feedback on the ETS, email email@example.com.
Where's My City?
The U.S. government does not collect eviction data, and many state governments don't either. Instead, eviction records are housed within county court systems and can be very difficult to access. The cities and states represented in the ETS are places that have the data infrastructure that allow us to track evictions. We will continue to add more locations as the project develops. We also welcome opportunities to collaborate with local officials and clerks to make this data available.