Richmond, Virginia

RENTER HOUSEHOLDS: 82,080

Eviction filings in Richmond, VA fell sharply in mid-March of 2020. Compared to equivalent periods in 2016-2019, eviction filings were far below average over the last two weeks of March and throughout April and May 2020. Virginia implemented a state-wide eviction moratorium between March 16, 2020 and June 28, 2020. Further protections restricting the circumstances under which evictions could be filed were in place from August 10, 2020 to September 7, 2020, and then from January 1, 2021 to June 30, 2021. These were again renewed from August 10, 2021 to June 30, 2022. Eviction filings remained low in the state during these periods, but have increased since these protections were lifted.

More detail on eviction protections in Virginia 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 Richmond were near average in January and February of 2020.1 Filings began to drop in March, and remained well below pre-pandemic averages until June 2022, after which filings increased.

  1. Eviction filing data for Virginia were collected by LSC. Historical averages cover the years 2016-2019.

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The geography of changes in eviction filings

Richmond is divided into 36 zip codes. In each of those zip codes, 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 area—or compared to the typical number of filings in the average year.1 2

  1. Eviction filing data for Virginia were collected by LSC. Historical averages cover the years 2016-2019.
  2. Zip code breakdown of renter race/ethnicity determined using American Community Survey (ACS) estimates for 2015–2019.

Eviction filings by neighborhood demographics

American Community Survey (ACS) data allow us to categorize neighborhoods by their racial/ethnic majority: White, Black, or Other/None.

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 over the last six months and filings in 2016-2019.1

  1. Eviction filing data for Virginia were collected by LSC. Historical averages cover the years 2016-2019.

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