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NC evictions moratorium ends today

June 30. Although the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently extended a national moratorium on evictions through the end of July, North Carolina’s moratorium on evictions ends today.

A Republican majority on the NC Council of State, nixed a similar extension in North Carolina—six Republican against and four Democrats in favor of extending the state moratorium.

“It’s disappointing to see Council of State members revoke eviction protections for people still struggling to stay in their homes,” Gov. Roy Cooper said.

The flip side

State Treasurer Dale R. Folwell, a Republican, said ending the moratorium allows landlords to work with their tenants to find reasonable solutions to rent payments without government intervention.

Folwell said by lifting the eviction moratorium more housing might become available as property owners have greater certainty that their expenses will be met through timely rent payments.

Some exceptions

Some North Carolina renters retain protection against evictions based upon the CDC moratorium. Renters who:

—Received a federal stimulus check in 2020 or 2021, or

—Were not required to report income to the IRS in 2020, or

— less than $99,000 ($198,000 filing jointly) per year, and

—Cannot make rent payments due to lost income, may provide a signed declaration to their landlord that protects them from eviction while the federal moratorium remains in effect.

The declaration form may be found here.