Eviction filings in Nashville began to fall in March 2020. Compared to equivalent periods in 2017-2019, eviction filings were far below average throughout April and May of that year. Tennessee implemented a state-wide eviction moratorium between March 13, 2020 and June 1, 2020. Filings remained low in the state during this periods, but have increased since these protections were lifted.
This plot shows monthly eviction filings in Nashville over the last year. Filings are displayed relative to the pre-pandemic average for the same set of months. You can toggle the plot to display filing counts and to extend the time frame back to January 2020.1
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Eviction filings by defendant race/ethnicity and gender
There are often large racial/ethnic and gender disparities in eviction risk. Here, we estimate the demographic characteristics of those filed against for eviction over the last year. We compare to data from the ACS that show the share of renters in the same categories.1