Stories tagged: "housing"


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Renters Are Struggling. The Biden Administration Introduced New Protections for Them This Week.

The Biden administration introduced several new efforts to protect renters, make renting more affordable, and to increase fairness in the rental market.

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These Cities Have the Most Expensive Homes in North Carolina

Using data from Zillow, here is a list of 30 cities with the most expensive homes in North Carolina as of August 2022.

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.

Mr. Talford, a 77-year-old Charlottean, reached out to FTS in 2020. His driveway was just over the property line and when a real estate company purchased the land, they obtained a demolition permit to tear it down, leaving him without access. Alesha Brown, right, successfully argued that Talford acquired the property through adverse possession and was now the lawful owner. He received a deed officially transferring the property to him so similar challenges won’t arise in the future.
Seeing Seniors Displaced ‘Pissed Off’ This Charlotte Attorney. Now She Fights Gentrification.

Alesha Brown founded For The Struggle in 2019 to stop the displacement of seniors in west Charlotte’s rapidly gentrifying, historically Black communities. 'We owe them that,' she said.

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. 

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.