North Carolina

As people continue to struggle through the COVID-19 pandemic, the demand for pro-bono legal services has spiked, putting more demand on nonprofit legal organizations like Pisgah Legal Services and...
A North Carolina program is helping 3,000 families pay their rent and utilities, but some landlords are failing to accept the government's help. North Carolina reports its Housing Opportunities and...
A new study has found that evictions directly led to higher COVID-19 cases and deaths. In North Carolina, the researchers estimate there were 15,000 excess cases and 300 excess deaths due to...
Starting Jan.1, 2021, landlords will once again be able to legally evict tenants for failure to pay rent. This fate is a fear for many residents now left scrambling to see how they can make the rent...
The coronavirus pandemic was expected to trigger the severest housing crisis in U.S. history. By one estimate, as many as 40 million Americans were at risk of eviction. Then in September, the CDC...
Thousands of evictions are moving forward across the country, even though the CDC has ostensibly banned them. As the nation’s attention was focused on who would be the next president the day after...
From July through September, almost 25,000 eviction cases have been filed statewide according to data from the N.C. Administrative Office of the Courts. Almost 15,000 have been granted. But that...
Back in September, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a sweeping nationwide moratorium on evictions due to the impact of COVID-19. It stated that if a tenant meets certain criteria...
According to a new lawsuit, an estimated 200,000 low-income households have been unfairly excluded by North Carolina due to a “discriminatory, irrational and unconstitutional process” for dispersing...
There’s a new program for North Carolina renters struggling to pay their bills. The state is accepting applications for the NC H.O.P.E program. It’s a $117 million program meant to help pay rent and...

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