Legal Aid of North Carolina executive director George Hausen
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Monday numbers: A closer look at efforts to help NC renters and landlords during the pandemic
With the legislative session winding down, members of the Joint Legislative Commission on Governmental Operations turned their attention last week to how federal dollars have been flowing to help landlords and renters hard hit by the pandemic economy. While the state's Housing Opportunities Prevention Eviction (HOPE) program got off to a bumpy start, distribution of funds has improved significantly since the spring.
States, cities face deadline for proving how quickly they’ve helped renters in crisis
WASHINGTON — States, cities and counties that excelled at distributing emergency federal aid to renters struggling during the pandemic may soon be rewarded—with yet more cash. Their new funding would be drawn from sluggish states and localities that didn’t move as swiftly to help people facing eviction and homelessness, who were targeted for billions in assistance in relief legislation passed by Congress.
Kate Woomer-Deters, Senior Attorney at North Carolina Justice Center, discusses tenants’ rights and what the new CDC eviction moratorium means for you
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Governor extends evictions moratorium through at least January
Governor Roy Cooper announced Wednesday that he plans to extend North Carolina’s evictions moratorium on residential evictions for non-payment of rent through at least the end of January. “This holiday season, too many families are struggling to pay rent as the pandemic surges,” said Governor Cooper. “As the first of the month approaches and rent […]
NC Attorney General takes welcome action to ease financial pressure on struggling households
In case you missed it, North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein took some welcome actions late last week to help ease some of the financial pressures afflicting households across the state. In a news release, Stein announced that he has suspended “all of the North Carolina Department of Justice’s collections efforts of state debts effective […]
GOP fiddles while Trump shutdown mess grows more dire by the day
In case you missed it, be sure to check out a story posted Wednesday at NC Health News by former Policy Watch investigative reporter Sarah Ovaska. In “Federal shutdown starting to leave mark in NC,” Ovaska details the growing crisis that Donald Trump’s border wall shutdown is is causing for average people in North Carolina […]
Siler City families facing eviction reach deal with chicken processing company
Mountaire Farms, a chicken processing company, will pay Siler City mobile home residents $8,300 to help with their eviction after purchasing the land their homes sit on. There are 28 trailers in Johnson’s Mobile Home Park housing 60 adults and 50 children, most of whom would be facing homelessness without the financial assistance from Mountaire. […]