NC Eviction Moratorium Extended Through 2020

Governor Roy Cooper issued Executive Order No. 171. This order requires landlords to make residential tenants aware of their rights under the Center for Disease Control (CDC) Order. For eviction actions commencing after Executive Order No. 171, landlords must give residents the option to fill out a declaration form before starting any eviction action.

The Order sets for procedure to ENSURE PROTECTION for residential tenants once they provide the required declaration form to the court or to the landlord.

Roy Cooper – “Roughly three to 400,000 households across North Carolina are currently unable to pay rent.”

Q – What about landlords?

A – NC Hope Program

NC HOPE PROGRAM – a new statewide rent and utility assistance to eligible low and moderate income renters experiencing financial hardship due to COVID-19.

Household income is 80% of the area median income or lower
Rental property is their primary home
Coronavirus pandemic has affected their ability to pay rent
Behind on rent when they apply

Who Can Apply – Landlords CANNOT apply but they can refer distressed tenants to 211 on their phone or apply online at

Additional information can be at nc211.or/hope

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Published by Angie Hedgepeth

Angie Hedgepeth, Government Affairs Director for the Association, attends all the local meetings each month, as well as NAR and NCAR meetings, and keeps members abreast of the multiple issues being addressed in local, state and national government. She prepares reports on the meetings she attends and they are included in the weekly "Government Affairs Update".