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.
CDC Order September 4 - July 31
* 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 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 began to increase.
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
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