New Mexico

Eviction filings in New Mexico have fallen sharply since mid-March 2020. While eviction filings and hearings have been allowed to proceed, on March 24, 2020, the New Mexico Supreme Court implemented a stay on the execution of writs for nonpayment of rent. This order remains in effect until it is amended or withdrawn.

More detail on eviction protections in New Mexico can be found on the COVID-19 Housing Policy Scorecard.

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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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* 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 New Mexico were about average in January and February of 2020.1 That pattern reversed by April, and filings have remained below historical averages since then.

  1. Data for New Mexico are provided by the New Mexico Administrative Office of the Courts. Historical averages cover 2017-2019.

The geography of changes in eviction filings

New Mexico is divided into 33 counties. 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

  1. Eviction filing data for Bernalillo County are provided by the New Mexico Administrative Office of the Courts. Historical averages cover 2017-2019.
  2. County racial characteristics determined using American Community Survey (ACS) estimates for 2014–2018.