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Housing Call: January 26, 2021


Around the State

Status Updates:


Rental assistance

  • Breakdown of NC’s $702 M in Coronavirus Relief Fund Rental Assistance between state and eligible localities remains unclear
  • HOPE Program: NCORR staff maintain that they are committed to providing rental assistance if called to do so and are readying for that possibility
    • NCORR continues to process accepted applications received in 2020 and make payment disbursements.
    • In an effort to address concerns from landlords/property owners, NCORR is expected to announce policy and process changes to encourage greater acceptance of rental payments

General Assembly Update:

Legislators are back in session on January 27th. Committee announcements have been announced. For more on NCHC’s policy priorities please visit:

2021 LIHTC Pre-Application List Announced

Most notably trend from this the number of 4% projects proposed has almost doubled


President Biden issues numerous executive orders/actions, including several related to housing:

Update on Additional COVID-19 Relief

  • Additional relief needs to be passed by March when numerous relief measures, such as expanded unemployment insurance benefits, are set to expire. Assuming passage, resources would likely hit the state & local levels in late spring or early summer.
  • Conversations in DC have begun to negotiate the next phase of COVID-19 relief
  • President Biden proposes $1.9 trillion relief package, including $30 billion for rental assistance 

Janet Yellen Confirmed as Treasury Secretary

Senate Banking Committee Begins Confirmation Hearings for Rep. Marcia Fudge as HUD Secretary

Hearing starts Thursday 1/28 at 10 a.m.

Link to livestream proceedings:

Nomination Hearing | United States Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs


Legal Aid of NC: Tenant Rights Clinic 

NYU Furman Center on Housing – Through the Roof

Shelterforce – What’s Abolitionist Housing Policy?

NCWAHN presents “Reset & Recharge” Mindfulness Session Tickets, Wed, Feb 3, 2021 at 12:00 PM

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Alert: President Biden Signs Executive Orders to Extend Eviction & Foreclosure Protections

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