The state of Pennsylvania has enacted a strong eviction moratorium that extends until August 31st. Eviction filings related to nonpayment of rent are not currently being accepted, though courts are beginning to process previously-filed eviction cases. Eviction filings in Allegheny County (Pittsburgh) were down to nearly zero in April, May, and June.
More detail on eviction protections in Pennsylvania can be found on the COVID-19 Housing Policy Scorecard.
CDC Order September 4 - December 31
* 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 Pittsburgh were slightly above average in January and February of this year.1 Filings began to fall in March and were well below average in April and May.
Allegheny County is divided into 115 zip codes. Here we map, in each of those zip codes, eviction filings over the last four weeks compared to the typical number of filings in the average year.1 Over the last four weeks, eviction filings have fallen across the entire county.
American Community Survey (ACS) data allow us to categorize neighborhoods by their racial/ethnic majority: White, Black, or Other/None. In January and February, eviction filings were concentrated in majority-white neighborhoods. From March onwards, eviction filings have dropped steeply across all 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 and average filings in 2012–2019.