Housing


Tenants' rights advocates demonstrate in front of the Edward W. Brooke Courthouse in Boston on Jan. 13. ( Image via AP/Michael Dwyer)
NC Tenants Have Rights in This Pandemic. And a ‘Wall of Shame’ May Violate Them.

With a national and state moratoriums on evictions in place, a Charlotte landlord posted a “Wall of Shame” about tenants who were behind in rent.

Tenants' rights advocates march in Boston on Jan. 13. The protest was part of a national day of action calling on the incoming Biden administration to extend the eviction moratorium initiated in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Phota via AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
How NC Residents Will Benefit from Biden’s Freeze on Evictions, Student Loan Payments

President Joe Biden has hit the ground running, signing nearly 30 executive orders in his first days in office.

Protesters hold signs during a rally to prevent Massachusetts evictions in October. Experts say inconsistent enforcement of a federal eviction ban has troubled renters in states such as North Carolina. (Matt Stone/ MediaNews Group/Boston Herald)
How a Nationwide Eviction Ban Failed to Protect Many Renters

Judges in states like NC have been inconsistent in enforcing a nationwide coronavirus eviction ban, which expires at year's end.

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden and his running mate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., watch fireworks during the fourth day of the Democratic National Convention, Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020, at the Chase Center in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Biden Speaks with Rev. Barber: ‘Everyone’s Entitled to Be Treated with Dignity and Respect’

With Trump absent, Joe Biden tells the NC civil rights leader that he'll tackle the coronavirus, address economic and racial injustice.

In an election roiled by coronavirus and racial injustice, three young voters tell us what's motivating them for this election. President Trump came up early and often. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
With Trump Coming to Town for Scaled-Back RNC, Charlotte Might Shut Down Nearby Homeless Encampment

Residents of Charlotte’s "Tent City" homeless encampment might be forced to move when a downsized Republican National Convention comes next month.

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NC’s Eviction Moratorium Ends Saturday. But Is It Too Soon?

With NC’s economy still badly wounded by the coronavirus, family policy experts say they’re worried about a sudden spike in evictions.

Kyle Kofron poses for a photo outside his home in St. Louis. Kofron is advocating for a rent strike during the outbreak. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
A Growing Number of Americans Want Rent Canceled Over Coronavirus

White sheets are being hung in apartment windows to show solidarity with the #CancelRent movement that is gaining steam on Twitter, Instagram and other social media sites.