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Homes Aren’t Affordable in North Carolina. And It’s Getting Worse. 

The housing boom may be slowing, but there's a huge gap between what potential homeowners make and what they need to make to afford a mortgage. 

Democratic Rep. Alma Adams, who represents Charlotte, above, and Republican Rep. David Rouzer, who represents Wilmington and other cities, helped expand North Carolina's ability to address the affordable housing crisis. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
How a Rare Bit of Bipartisanship Secured Millions for Affordable Housing in NC

A bill introduced by Rep. Alma Adams, Democrat, and Rep. David Rouzer, prompted US officials to remove restrictions on federal economic relief aid. Hundreds of thousands in NC could benefit.

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There’s a Housing Crisis for LGBTQ+ Youth

Federal nondiscrimination protections would go a long way toward helping.

A federal program rolled into the American Rescue Plan offers help to homeowners at risk of losing their homes amid the pandemic. (Shutterstock)
Foreclosures Are Going Up. Here’s How to Get Help To Stay in Your Home.

A fund created through the American Rescue Plan offers up to $40,000 for homeowners who risk losing their homes because of pandemic related hardships. 

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North Carolina Could See Boost in Child Care, Health Care, Paid Leave, and Housing if Congress Acts

The "Build Back Better" legislation, a benchmark for President Biden’s administration, faces opposition from Republicans.

Rep. Alma Adams (D-NC) speaks during a House committee in 2019.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
As Eviction Moratorium Ends, 206,000 NC Households Are Behind on Rent. Here’s How to Get Help Now.

In less than a week, many of these North Carolina families could be facing eviction proceedings.

US Rep. G.K. Butterfield of North Carolina at a  Congressional Black Caucus event in April 2021. Butterfield's office is touting a Biden administration expansion of the child tax credit that they hope will lift 137,000 North Carolina children out of poverty. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images)
Monthly $250 to $300 Checks from Child Tax Credit Start This Week. What Does That Mean for NC Families?

President Biden’s expansion of the child tax credit could help lift 137,000 North Carolina children out of poverty, officials hope.