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