By Submitted Story on May 30, 2020
Governor Roy Cooper signed Executive Order No. 142 to extend the prohibition of utility shut offs and implement a moratorium on evictions. The Order goes into effect on May 30 with the Governor’s signature.
“North Carolinians need relief to help make ends meet during the pandemic,” said Cooper. “Extending housing and utility protections will mean more people can stay in their homes and stay safe as we all work to slow the spread of this virus.”
The Council of State concurred on this Executive Order with no objections. Order will aid in efforts to stop the spread of the virus by preventing homelessness due to eviction and ensuring access to essential utilities such as water and power. Though the Order allows for extended windows to pay rent and utility bills, all tenants and customers are still ultimately responsible for making their rent and utility payments.
The Order’s evictions moratorium:
The Order’s utility shutoff moratorium:
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