As moratorium ends, evictions climb back up

"We're going to have a larger homeless population in this country," he said. "I don't see the resolution of the problem happening in 90 days." Learn what Floyd R. Davis., Jr. thinks will happen in the wake of the moratorium ending as he talks to WCNC Charlotte.
September 13, 2021
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According to WCNC, The United States could see a wave of evictions now that the Supreme Court has rejected the Biden administration's moratorium. At least 400,000 North Carolina residents have fallen behind on their rent, according to a recent survey from the U.S. Census Bureau.

The Biden administration is now asking state and local governments to distribute already existing funds for rental relief. But the reality of evictions returning is one both citizens and aid groups are bracing for.

"What happens in those cases, one of two things happen," said Davis. "One, they move in with friends or relatives. Or the second is they move into one of these long-term hotels."

Davis, who sees clients himself, is uncertain about the path ahead.

"We're going to have a larger homeless population in this country," he said. "I don't see the resolution of the problem happening in 90 days."

He hopes he's wrong. Still, Davis and other groups with similar missions to Community Link know there's a long road ahead.

Watch Floyd R. Davis, Jr., as he talks to WCNC about our area's evictions

And if you're in need of assistance, call 211 or reach out to Community Link directly.


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