Nashville, Tennessee

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.

  1. Data on renter population and median rent drawn from the American Community Survey (ACS). Details of the eviction process from the LSC Eviction Laws Database.

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Filing Rates Over the Past Year

Trends in eviction filings

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

  1. Eviction filing data for Tennessee were collected by Red Door Collective. Historical averages cover the years 2017-2019.

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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

Share of eviction filings

Share of renters


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  • Statistics rely on imputation of race/ethnicity and gender based on defendant names and addresses. We refer to “gender” throughout while acknowledging necessarily limitations of the imputation process and its inability to capture important subtleties in individuals’ gender identification. A complete description of this process can be found in the ETS methods page. ACS data are from 2015-2019 five-year estimates.