In Nashville at least 68 residents have been evicted since January. That’s despite the CDC’s federal eviction moratorium and a local housing court working to keep people in their homes.
A new Nashville housing court had an ambitious goal to resolve more than 1,800 evictions cases before the national moratorium ends in June. It’s far short of its goal and has resolved a little over 100 eviction cases — but this still makes a difference.
The city of Nashville is creating a new court and planning to spend $20.8 million from the federal government in an effort to prevent more than 1,800 evictions before a moratorium expires at the end of March.
Davidson county’s moratorium on evictions will end on Monday, and there are over 1,500 court filings waiting for the circuit court to resume hearing cases.