Federal Ban On Evictions Has Been Extended Again
CHARLOTTE, NC. — Pushing off the inevitable. That’s what the President of South Tryon Community Development Corporation, Ray McKinnon, is calling the federal ban on evictions being extended until June 30th. It’s the third time the CDC extended its federal moratorium on eviction for non-payment of rent.
“We’re saving off a disaster, but we’re not doing anything to avoid the disaster, and that’s what concerns me,” McKinnon says
He says the bigger issue, lack of access to affordable homes in Charlotte and the lack of policies and programs to help.
“The state and federal government and maybe local governments are going to have to figure out what we’re going to do because if we don’t have some programs in place, we’re going to see massive evection‘s and it is not going to be pretty.”
Jessica Maria Moreno is the Housing Justice organizer for Action NC. She says despite the eviction moratorium, tenants are still being threatened with eviction.
“We need more solutions. We definitely need to come up with a way that this debt will be covered completely, especially for tenants that are low income that I’ve been losing their jobs due to the COVID-19 pandemic,” says Moreno.
Moreno started an eviction support services: