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August 25, 2021

On Aug. 9, 2021, the Charlotte City Council voted unanimously to amend its ordinances to include familial status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, pregnancy, and natural hairstyle as classes protected against discrimination. The previous nondiscrimination ordinance had been in place since 1968. Other highlights of the nondiscrimination ordinance: Governs discrimination in employment […]

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Many local landlords have not been paid for 18 months. A growing number of owners are selling to institutional investors. Thousands have already quit. Changing ownership driving up rents and prices. Beset by COVID-19 and its fallout, local landlords are offloading their properties to cash-rich institutional investors, and America’s real-estate market may never be the […]

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The California Rental Housing Association has sued the state of California in federal court arguing the third extension of the state’s eviction moratorium is unconstitutional and violates rental-property owners’ rights, according to a release. The lawsuit was filed in the Eastern District of California (Sacramento) and joined by two individual rental-housing owners. It challenges the constitutionality […]

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Fox46 Charlotte recently aired a news story: Landlords in Mecklenburg County say evictions are being unfairly rejected.  The news story references GCAA’s letter to Chief Justice Newby to intervene in Mecklenburg County Courts decision to delay cases. Click here to read more!  

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August 11, 2021

(Bloomberg)—A landlords’ lobbyist said it sued the U.S. government to recover damages the organization claims its members suffered as a result of a federal moratorium on evictions. The National Apartment Association filed the lawsuit Tuesday at the U.S. Court of Federal Claims in Washington, the organization said in a statement. The complaint wasn’t immediately available […]

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a new 60-day moratorium on residential evictions for areas impacted by the highly infectious delta variant of the coronavirus Tuesday night after President Joe Biden changed position on whether he had authority to impose such a ban. The new moratorium applies to areas where transmission of the coronavirus is […]

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Members of the GCAA Government Affairs Committee and RHA PAC will be meeting with US Congressional representatives concerning the impacts of the eviction moratoria extensions on our owner-operator members. We need your help in establishing data on rent losses and other significant adverse impacts to rental housing providers. We need as many owner-operator survey participants […]

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July 28, 2021

Roughly $3 billion of the $46 billion allocated for emergency rental aid has been used to cover rent, utilities, and other related expenses with less than two weeks until a federal eviction ban expires. Data released Wednesday by the Treasury Department shows a sharp jump in the number of households assisted by the federal emergency rental […]

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July 13, 2021

On June 30, 2021, the White House held a virtual summit to discuss ways to prevent eviction given the impending end to the eviction moratorium on July 31, 2021. During the event, small groups convened by metropolitan areas that the White House identified as high eviction areas.  Charlotte, Forsyth, and Guilford counties were the North […]

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Because of the delay in receiving the 2020 census population data needed for the redistricting process, the Charlotte City Council, on June 28, 2021, approved to postpone 2021 elections to spring 2022. City Council primaries would take place in March. The spring elections include the mayoral race, at-large and district races.  This delay will allow […]

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