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Evictions and Foreclosures on the Rise in Miami-Dade County


Greater than a 12 months after the pandemic period evictions moratorium expired, Miami-Dade County is starting to expertise evictions on a scale past what it confronted earlier than COVID-19, when evaluating the figures on a year-over-year foundation.

The county’s Workplace of the Fee Auditor simply launched its second quarterly evictions and foreclosures report for 2022, which exhibits a heavy inflow of eviction instances pouring into county court docket. The report comprises knowledge from April to June of this 12 months.

The report exhibits that, when in comparison with the identical month in 2021, evictions elevated by 45 % in June, 52 % in April, and a staggering 84 % in Might. June had the best variety of evictions filed for the quarter at 1,599. Although there was a gentle uptick from April to June, eviction figures are decrease than what the county noticed in March of this 12 months, when landlords filed 1,657 evictions in a single month.

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The variety of eviction instances filed in Miami-Dade County from 2018 to 2022

Screenshot from Miami-Dade County Workplace of the Fee Auditor

The federal authorities and Miami-Dade County enacted moratoriums on evictions throughout the COVID-19 pandemic to assist those that have been financially impacted. When the county’s moratorium expired final July, Miami-Dade noticed a wave of evictions as landlords rushed to oust tenants as soon as the barrier was down.

The variety of evictions has elevated steadily since then, surpassing even pre-pandemic ranges from 2018 and 2019 when evaluating the corresponding months. As an example, 1,548 evictions have been filed this Might, in comparison with 1,475 in Might 2018, and 1,399 in Might 2019.

Annie Lord, govt director of Miami Properties For All, has been following eviction tendencies in Miami because the county grapples with an ongoing housing disaster amid rising prices of dwelling. Lord tells New Occasions there’s a clear correlation between the regular rise in evictions and steep hire will increase all through the county.

“The fact is we’re seeing an enormous hire enhance play out, so it isn’t stunning that evictions are nonetheless excessive,” Lord says.

Most of the evictions have been filed in areas populated by predominantly minority residents.

The zip codes that skilled a number of the highest numbers of eviction filings included areas like Overtown, Brownsville, Allapattah, and North Miami, the place predominantly Black and Hispanic residents stay. Miami-Dade County Fee District 3, overseen by Commissioner Keon Hardemon, had 21 % of the county’s whole pending eviction instances for the quarter, the best share by far.

Lord says housing advocates are conscious that almost all of evictions are occurring in lower-income minority communities.

“One of many existential threats we face is that when you’ve got such huge displacement of lower-income people who haven’t got locations to go, they find yourself on the road. That can impression all of us,” she says.

Notable, nonetheless, is 33132, which incorporates a part of downtown Miami close to from Bayfront Park to Margaret Tempo Park. This space is majority white non-Hispanic, in response to knowledge from MiamiDadeMatters.org, and had 189 pending eviction instances as of June, one of many highest shares within the report.

The second quarter additionally noticed a gentle enhance in residential foreclosures filed in Miami-Dade County court docket, with a complete of two,213 pending foreclosures instances as of June. Greater than 800 have been filed from April to June of 2022. Although extra foreclosures have been filed within the corresponding time durations in 2018 and 2019 than in the latest quarter, the variety of foreclosures within the county has doubled year-over-year since final summer season.



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