Albuquerque, New Mexico

RENTER HOUSEHOLDS: 99,091

Eviction filings in Bernalillo County, NM (Albuquerque) fell sharply in early 2020. While eviction filings and hearings were allowed to proceed, on March 24, 2020, the New Mexico Supreme Court implemented a stay on the execution of writs for nonpayment of rent. This order remained in effect through March 2022.

More detail on eviction protections in New Mexico can be found on the COVID-19 Housing Policy Scorecard.

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Eviction Filings By Week

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Weekly Filings

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Filings Trend

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Local Moratorium

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CDC Order

* Filings in the last week may be undercounted as a result of processing delays. These counts will be revised in the following week.

Changes in eviction filings

Eviction filings in Bernalillo County (Albuquerque) were about average in January and February of 2020.1 That pattern reversed in April 2020, when filings fell well below historical averages.

  1. Data for Bernalillo County are provided by the New Mexico Administrative Office of the Courts. Historical averages cover 2017-2019.

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Eviction Hotspots

Eviction filings aren’t spread evenly across cities: a small number of buildings are responsible for a disproportionate share of eviction cases. This pattern, which existed before the pandemic, has continued in 2020 and beyond. We analyzed eviction records in Bernalillo County to determine where the most cases are being filed during the pandemic. This is a list of eviction hot spots—the 10 buildings responsible for the most filings—over the course of the full pandemic and over the last eight weeks. We also display the plaintiff name most often listed with a given building in the court filings.

Eviction Hotspot data will be updated quarterly.

The geography of changes in eviction filings

Bernalillo County is divided into 153 census tracts. In each of those tracts, we map the number of eviction filings over the last four weeks. If you toggle below you can see these numbers as eviction filing rates—the number of eviction filings divided by the number of renter households in the area—or compared to the typical number of filings in the average year.1 2

  1. Eviction filing data for Bernalillo County are provided by the New Mexico Administrative Office of the Courts. Historical averages cover 2017-2019.
  2. Tract-level breakdown of renter race/ethnicity determined using American Community Survey (ACS) estimates for 2015–2019.

Eviction filings by neighborhood demographics

American Community Survey (ACS) data allow us to categorize neighborhoods by their racial/ethnic majority: White, Latinx, or Other/None.

When you toggle the figure to see data relative to average, comparisons are being drawn—within the same set of neighborhoods defined by racial/ethnic majority—between filings in 2020-2022 and average filings in 2017–2019.1

  1. Eviction filing data for Bernalillo County are provided by the New Mexico Administrative Office of the Courts. Historical averages cover 2017-2019.

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