Delaware

Delaware implemented a state-wide eviction moratorium between March 17 and July 1, 2020. Almost no new eviction cases were filed in the state during this period. Since the moratorium lifted, new case filings have increased, but remain below normal levels.

More detail on eviction protections in Delaware can be found on the COVID-19 Housing Policy Scorecard. A closer look at eviction filing patterns in Wilmington and the surrounding area is available here.

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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 Delaware were very close to historical average in January and February of 2020.1 Filings began to drop in March, and remained near zero for April, May, and June. Filings have increased since then, though remain well below historical average.

  1. Eviction filing data for Delaware were collected by LSC. Historical averages cover the years 2016-2019.

The geography of changes in eviction filings

Delaware is divided into three counties. In each of those counties, 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 county—or compared to the typical number of filings in the average year.1 2

  1. Eviction filing data for Delaware were collected by LSC. Historical averages cover the years 2016-2019.
  2. Tract racial characteristics determined using American Community Survey (ACS) estimates for 2014–2018.