Gainesville, Florida

Eviction filings in Alachua County, FL (Gainesville) fell dramatically in April 2020, and have generally remained below historical averages since then. Florida instituted a state-wide eviction moratorium which expired at the end of July. After the moratorium expired, execution of eviction orders was also delayed until no earlier than October 1, 2020.

More detail on eviction protections in Florida 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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* 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 Gainesville were near or above average over the first three months of 2020.1 New filings dropped in April and remained well below historical averages through July, after which filings increased and began tracking closer to historical averages.

  1. Eviction filing data were collected by Drew Nolan in association with the Alachua County Labor Coalition. Historical averages are calculated for the years 2017-2019.

Eviction Hotspots

Eviction filings aren’t spread evenly across cities: a small number of buildings are responsible for a disproportionate share of eviction cases. This pattern, which existed before the pandemic, has continued in 2020 and 2021. We analyzed eviction records in Alachua County to determine where the most cases are being filed during the pandemic. This is a list of eviction hot spots—the 10 buildings responsible for the most filings—over the course of the full pandemic and over the last eight weeks. We also display the plaintiff name most often listed with a given building in the court filings.

Eviction Hotspot data will be updated monthly.

The geography of changes in eviction filings

Gainesville is divided into 56 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 Drew Nolan in association with the Alachua County Labor Coalition. Historical averages are calculated for 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, or Other/None. In early 2020, eviction filings were concentrated in neighborhoods in majority-white neighborhoods. In April, eviction filings 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 Drew Nolan in association with the Alachua County Labor Coalition. Historical averages are calculated for the years 2017-2019.