Read Floyd R. Davis, Jr.'s stance on rent assistance, and the need to reach out for help.
From the article in The Independent Tribune:
According to the National Equity Atlas Dashboard, there are 206,000 households in North Carolina behind on rent. And the estimated rent debt per household is $2,800. In total, the state’s rent debt is $571,200,000.
For those behind on rent, about 87% are low-income households and 51% are unemployed. According to the atlas, the majority of those affected by rent debt lost income or jobs due to the pandemic.
Community Link was granted $1 million in CARES Act funding for housing and rental assistance. Community Link already assisted 400 families in late 2020 through early 2021 for about six months of rent. Davis said he expects to see even more households reaching out now.