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Housing Call: December 1, 2020


Around the State

NC General Assembly – Update on 2021 Leadership 

  • House: Rep. Tim Moore will likely remain as Speaker; Rep. Robert Reives will likely be the minority leader
  • Senate: Sen. Phil Berger will likely remain as Senate President Pro Tempore
    • Majority leader: Sen. Kathy Harrington (1st female majority leader in the NCGA) 
    • Minority leader: Sen. Dan Blue 
  • Long Legislative Session starts on January 13, 2021

Legal Aid NC Lawsuit on CDC Order

We’re suing top NC court officials to demand compliance with CDC eviction moratorium, Governor’s order

CARES Act Spending Deadline Approaching

  • States have until December 30th to spend CARES Act resources or else must return the funds. State exploring pooling NC’s unused money into programs such as HOPE that would better be able to spend money quickly
  • NC AG Stein among Group of AGs push[ing] for CARES Act deadline extension 


Congress returns with virus aid, federal funding unresolved

Appropriators aim for agreement on government funding totals by week’s end


NC Housing Coalition – One-on-One Interview with Robin Merrell of Pisgah Legal Services

Wednesday 12/2 at 2PM 

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Expiring Eviction Moratoriums and COVID-19 Incidence and Mortality by Kathryn M. Leifheit, Sabriya L. Linton, Julia Raifman, Gabriel Schwartz, Emily A. Benfer, Frederick J Zimmerman, Craig Pollack

Harvard JCHS

The State of the Nation’s Housing 2020 | Joint Center for Housing Studies

Urban Institute – How Can Landlords Support Their Tenants during COVID-19?

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