Evictions Drop 80% in 2020
A total of 3,059 tenants were evicted from New York City apartments in all of 2020, according to recent data provided by the city’s Department of Investigation (DOI). The data was compiled by DOI from reports submitted by city marshals, who are charged with enforcing court orders, including evictions. The total number of evictions in 2020 represents a decrease of more than 80 percent from the nearly 17,000 evictions completed in 2019.
This 2020 total includes possessions and ejectments. Possessions are far more common because owners aren’t required to remove both the tenants and their property and can merely change the locks. And ejections are evictions ordered by a Supreme Court instead of Housing Court.