Austin, Texas

RENTER HOUSEHOLDS: 225,010

Eviction filings in Travis County, TX (Austin) fell sharply when eviction proceedings were suspended across Texas on March 19, 2020. Compared to equivalent periods in previous years (2014-2019), eviction filings fell far below average beginning in April. Eviction protections in Texas began to expire on May 18, 2020. However, Travis County had local protections in place through the end of 2021 and implemented an extended timeline for cases through March 1, 2022.

More detail on eviction protections in Texas 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 Austin were higher than average in January and February of 2020.1 That pattern reversed by April following the suspension of eviction proceedings and filings remained well below historical averages for several months. Filings began increasing towards historical averages by late-2021.2

  1. Eviction filings data for 2014-2019 collected by BASTA Austin and Open Austin
  2. Filing data for 2020-2022 collected by January Advisors

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The geography of changes in eviction filings

Travis County is divided into 64 zip codes. In each of those zip codes, 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 filings data for 2014-2019 for Travis county were collected by BASTA Austin and Open Austin. Filing data for 2020-2022 collected by January Advisors.
  2. Zip code 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 2014-2019.1

  1. Eviction filings data for 2014-2019 for Travis County were collected by BASTA Austin and Open Austin. Filing data for 2020-2022 collected by January Advisors.

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