Evictions for not paying rent will be on your credit report. Banks and future landlords will be able to see that you were evicted if you try to get a loan or rent again. Once you pay the rent you owe, you can get the eviction off of your credit report by filing a release and satisfaction of judgment.
If you were evicted because your landlord went through foreclosure, you can ask the judge to seal the record so that no one will be able to see that you were evicted.
You can also ask that the eviction file be sealed as part of an agreement with the landlord. Sometimes landlords and their attorneys will agree to seal an eviction court file if the landlord and tenant come to a settlement agreement (like a repayment plan for past-due rent or an agreement to leave the apartment by a certain date), and the tenant does their part under that agreement.
If you learn there is an eviction on your record but didn't know about the case earlier, you could still ask the Court to seal the file. You will need to go back to the courtroom where the Eviction Order was entered and ask the judge to seal the file. The judge can only seal the file if you were not properly served in the case, if the case shouldn't have been filed at all, or if you came to an agreement with your old landlord.
Updated: January 2017