Bridgeport, Connecticut

Eviction filings in Bridgeport, CT (Fairfield County) have been significantly below average since a state-wide eviction moratorium was instituted in April 2020. Eviction protections remained in effect through the remainder of the year and were extended into 2021, though some protections expired at the end of August 2020.

More detail on eviction protections in Connecticut 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 September 4 - June 30

* 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 Bridgeport were slightly below average in January, February, and March of 2020.1 Filings dropped precipitously in April and have remained well below historical averages since then, but have been increasing slowly since August.

  1. Eviction filing data were collected by the Connecticut Fair Housing Center. Historical averages cover the years 2017-2019.

The geography of changes in eviction filings

Fairfield County is made up of 211 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 were collected by the Connecticut Fair Housing Center. Historical averages cover the years 2017-2019.
  2. Tract racial majority determined using American Community Survey (ACS) estimates for 2014–2018

Eviction filings by neighborhood demographics

American Community Survey (ACS) data allow us to categorize neighborhoods by their racial/ethnic majority: White, Black, Latinx, or Other/None. Under normal circumstances, most evictions in Bridgeport are filed in neighborhoods that have no racial majority. Since March 2020, eviction filings have dropped steeply across all neighborhoods.

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

  1. Eviction filing data were collected by the Connecticut Fair Housing Center. Historical averages cover the years 2017-2019.