Eviction filings in Tarrant County, TX (Fort Worth) fell sharply when eviction proceedings were suspended across Texas on March 19. Eviction protections in Texas began to expire on May 18, and new filings have steadily increased over the summer.
More detail on eviction protections in Texas can be found on the COVID-19 Housing Policy Scorecard.
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* 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 Fort Worth were higher than average in January and February of this year.1 That pattern reversed in March, and new filings were 96% below average in April. Filings have increased steadily since then.
Tarrant County is divided into 357 Census tracts. Here we map, in each of those tracts, eviction filings over the last four weeks compared to the typical number of filings in the average year.1 Over that period, we see declines in eviction filings across the city, though also pockets of higher-than-average filings, especially South of downtown.
American Community Survey (ACS) data allow us to categorize neighborhoods by their racial/ethnic majority: White, Black, Latinx, or Other/None. In January and February, eviction filings were concentrated in neighborhoods with no racial majority. Since March, 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 and average filings in 2018-2019.