Missouri never implemented a state-wide eviction moratorium, though a number of counties did establish protections for renters. Filings fell early in the pandemic, but increased steadily over the course of 2020.
More detail on eviction protections in Missouri can be found on the COVID-19 Housing Policy Scorecard. Additional information is available on eviction filing patterns in St. Louis and Kansas City.
* 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 Missouri were near their historical averages in January and February of 2020.1 Filings dropped in March and April 2020, though they increased in the months following.2
Missouri is divided into 115 counties and county-equivalents. In each, 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
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