Eviction filings in Bernalillo County, NM (Albuquerque) have fallen sharply since March 2020. While eviction filings and hearings have been 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 This order remains in effect until it is amended or withdrawn.
More detail on eviction protections in New Mexico can be found on the COVID-19 Housing Policy Scorecard.
* Filings in the last week may be undercounted as a result of processing delays. These counts will be revised in the following week.
Eviction filings in Bernalillo County (Albuquerque) were about average in January and February of 2020.1 That pattern reversed by April, and filings have remained below historical averages since then.
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 2021. 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.
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
American Community Survey (ACS) data allow us to categorize neighborhoods by their racial/ethnic majority: White, Latinx, or Other/None. Filings in Bernalillo County have been occurring most often in tracts with majority-Latinx populations.
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 2020-2021 and average filings in 2017–2019.1