DC's Eviction Filings Are Down. Are High Rents to Blame?

Blog post by Maya Brennan
May 31, 2018

Urban–Greater DC   (Washington, D.C.)

Despite high rents in the District of Columbia, annual reports from the DC courts show a downward trend in eviction filings. The number of evictions filed by landlords fell from 48,000 in 2003 to just over 31,000 in 2017. During a period in which DC added renter households, why would eviction filings go down?