Minnesota

Eviction filings in Minnesota have been significantly below average since a state-wide eviction moratorium was instituted in March 2020. Eviction protections remained in effect through the remainder of the year and were extended into 2021.

More detail on eviction protections in Minnesota can be found on the COVID-19 Housing Policy Scorecard. A closer look at eviction filing patterns in the Twin Cities is available here.

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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 Minnesota were close to historical averages in January and February of 2020.1 Filings fell sharply in March and have remained low since then.

  1. Eviction filing data for Minnesota were provided by the Court Services Division of the Minnesota Judicial Branch. Historical averages cover the years 2012-2019.

The geography of changes in eviction filings

Minnesota is divided into 87 counties. In each of those counties, 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 county—or compared to the typical number of filings in the average year.1 2

  1. Eviction filing data for Minnesota were provided by the Court Services Division of the Minnesota Judicial Branch. Historical averages cover the years 2012-2019.
  2. Tract racial characteristics determined using American Community Survey (ACS) estimates for 2014–2018.