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. A closer look at eviction filing patterns in Richmond and the surrounding area is available here.


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 Virginia were very close to historical 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

Virginia is divided into 134 counties and jurisdictions. In 1241 of these, 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.2 3

  1. Filings could not be tracked at the county-level in 10 counties due to the use of combined court jurisdictions in Virginia.
  2. Eviction filing data for Virginia were collected by LSC. Historical averages cover the years 2016-2019.
  3. County breakdown of renter race/ethnicity determined using American Community Survey (ACS) estimates for 2015–2019.