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 nc211.org/hope
Additional information can be at nc211.or/hope