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Gov. Roy Cooper removes his mask to begin a briefing on North CarolinaÕs coronavirus pandemic response Monday, Jun. 15, 2020, at the NC Emergency Operations Center in Raleigh, N.C.

As part of Executive Order 184, North Carolina citizens have not been getting evicted due to nonpayment of rent. The state estimates that accounts for a little under half a million North Carolina residents. Gov. Roy Cooper announced on Wednesday (Dec 30) that the state will extend the eviction moratorium through January 31, 2021. Congress recently extended the federal eviction moratorium to January 31, 2021 as well.

Additionally, North Carolina will begin accepting applications for the Housing Opportunities and Prevention of Evictions program. That provides assistance to NC residents facing financial hardships by paying rent & utility directly to landlords and utility companies.

More than 21,000 renters have already been notified that they will be receiving assistance, totaling in over $34 million.

You can read more about the order here.