Eviction filings in Orleans Parish, LA (city of New Orleans) fell sharply in late-March 2020 and have remained below historical averages. The state of Louisiana instituted an eviction moratorium in March, but those statewide protections expired in mid-June 2020. In August and September 2021, Hurricane Ida caused local courts to close and led Governor Edwards to halt court proceedings until September 24.
Courts in Orleans Parish were affected in August-September 2021 by Hurricane Ida.
This data, unlike most of the Eviction Tracking System, will only be updated on a monthly basis for Orleans Parish. Phoenix (Maricopa County, AZ) and Las Vegas (Clark County, NV) are the only other areas with monthly-only updates.
More detail on eviction protections in Louisiana can be found on the COVID-19 Housing Policy Scorecard.
* 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 New Orleans were near typical levels in January and February of 2020. Filings began to fall in March and were at zero in April and May, but have since risen closer to historical averages.1
New Orleans is divided into 177 census tracts. In most of those tracts, we map the number of eviction filings over the last four weeks.1 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 area—or compared to the typical number of filings in the average year.2
American Community Survey (ACS) data allow us to categorize neighborhoods by their racial/ethnic majority: White, Black, or Other/None. In Orleans Parish, eviction filings have been concentrated in majority-Black neighborhoods.
When you toggle the figure to see data relative to average, comparisons are being drawn—within the same set of neighborhoods defined by racial/ethnic majority—between filings in 2020-2022 and average filings in 2019.1