Eviction filings in Hartford, CT (Hartford County) have been below average since a state-wide eviction moratorium was instituted in April 2020. Eviction protections remained in effect through the remainder of the year and were extended into 2021, though some protections expired at the end of August 2020.
More detail on eviction protections in Connecticut can be found on the COVID-19 Housing Policy Scorecard.
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.
Eviction filings in Hartford were near historical averages in January, February, and March of 2020.1 Filings dropped precipitously in April and have remained below historical averages since then, but have slowly increased from their lows in May and June.
Hartford is made up of 223 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, Latinx, or Other/None. Most evictions in Hartford are filed in majority-Latinx neighborhoods. Since March 2020, 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 2020-2021 and average filings in 2017–2019.1