NYC evictions have increased every month this year

According to Department of Investigation (DOI) statistics, city marshals have carried out at least 1,527 evictions so far this year. The actual number of court evictions is likely higher because DOI does not update its database until after a Marshal reports an eviction, which can take days or weeks.

David Brand

Bronx Housing Court on Aug. 16, days after the Supreme Court overturned a central portion of New York’s COVID eviction moratorium.

The number of evictions in New York City grew each month in the first half of 2022 as rents skyrocketed and pandemic tenant protections began to wane, city data shows.

According to Department of Investigation (DOI) statistics, city marshals have carried out at least 1,527 evictions so far this year. The actual number of court evictions is likely higher because DOI does not update its database until after a Marshal reports an eviction, which can take days or weeks.

A state ban on most evictions ended on Jan. 15, but its expiration did not trigger a sudden spike in legal moves, with several requirements extending the process as long as tenants respond to notices and visit the Housing Court. Nevertheless, the steady increase is apparent from the data that DOI keeps track of. Meanwhile, an increasing number of eviction applications suggests that evictions could increase exponentially in the coming months.

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