Fort Worth, Texas

Eviction filings in the Fort Worth-area counties we track—Tarrant and Denton Counties, TX—fell sharply when eviction proceedings were suspended across Texas on March 19, 2020. Eviction protections in Texas began to expire on May 18, after which new filings increased modestly but have remained below historical averages.

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 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 Fort Worth were higher than average in January and February of 2020.1 That pattern reversed in March, and new filings were 96% below average in April. Filings have increased steadily since then.

  1. Eviction filing data for Tarrant County were collected by January Advisors. Historical averages cover the years 2018-2019. Data for Denton County were collected by LSC; historical averages cover 2016-2019.

The geography of changes in eviction filings

Tarrant and Denton Counties are divided into 494 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 for Tarrant County were collected by January Advisors. Historical averages cover the years 2018-2019. Data for Denton County were collected by LSC; historical averages cover 2016-2019.
  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. In January and February 2020, eviction filings were concentrated in neighborhoods with no racial majority. By March and April, eviction filings dropped 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 the historical years.1

  1. Eviction filing data for Tarrant County were collected by January Advisors. Historical averages cover the years 2018-2019. Data for Denton County were collected by LSC; historical averages cover 2016-2019.