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June 24, 2020

It’s official! The Type A Units code change has been accepted and is now available for use as an Alternate Method until January 1, 2021.  At that time, it officially becomes part of the NC Code. The method of calculating Type A units for multifamily projects in North Carolina is now similar to the 2012 […]

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North Carolina homeowners and renters could get up to $9,000 in mortgage and rent assistance grants through a new $200 million fund discussed Tuesday in the House. People could also get utility assistance through the program, which would be funded using federal coronavirus stimulus dollars. There are various income caps and a $1,000-a-month, nine-month maximum… […]

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It was once expected to span four days, bring in 50,000 people and pump more than $150 million into Charlotte’s economy. Now the Republican National Convention will last just a single day in Charlotte before moving on. Around 336 delegates will conduct the convention’s official business Monday, Aug. 24. Then they’ll head to another city […]

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Charlotte, which lost most of the Republican National Convention last week, could get part of the Democratic convention, CNN reported Thursday.  CNN said Charlotte is among a handful of cities being considered for “smaller gatherings” associated with the convention.  Like Charlotte, the other cities it named — Detroit, Philadelphia and Phoenix — are all in battleground… Read […]

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The top Republican on the House Ways and Means Committee Kevin Brady (R-TX) introduced the Reopening America by Supporting Workers and Businesses Act of 2020. This bill will help local businesses rebuild their workforce quickly by turning these unemployment benefits into a back-to-work bonus that will provide a bump to workers and help accelerate our […]

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More than 150 million Americans are eligible for CARES Act stimulus money  The CARES Act was (and still is) a groundbreaking piece of legislation that apportioned $2.2 trillion to aid hospitals, distressed industries, small businesses, the unemployed, working Americans, and even senior citizens receiving Social Security, face the economic hardships that come with shutting down […]

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The outbreak of COVID-19 is making it more difficult and more expensive to run elections.  In March, state elections officials asked the General Assembly for relief, both in the form of funding and some tweaked laws to make running elections during the pandemic easier. The N.C. House passed a bipartisan election bill Thursday afternoon that […]

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Left-leaning advocacy groups have filed a federal lawsuit demanding changes in North Carolina’s voting laws due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The 72-page suit declares the state’s absentee ballot and voter registration rules unconstitutional, saying people can’t be forced to choose between voting and protecting their health. Among other things, it calls for a longer […]

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FIVE REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD DONATE TO THE RENTAL HOUSING ALLIANCE Because it costs money to have a strong voice.  The RHA is the only Charlotte based political action advocacy organization that provides a unified, strong voice on issues important to the multifamily housing industry. Because we are either at the table or on the […]

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April 29, 2020

Tucked away in the $2 trillion stimulus bill passed by Congress a week ago is a tax law change that will benefit commercial property owners and some tenants well after the coronavirus pandemic runs its course.

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April 9, 2020

There exists a misconception that rental housing owners enjoy large margins and can continue operating in the absence of rent payments. Now, with so much discussion around rent payments during COVID-19, the rental housing industry would like to explain the breakdown of $1 dollar of rent.

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March 31, 2020

The efforts to help many Americans keep their homes are temporary and don’t come close to addressing the scope of the problem.

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October 30, 2019

On September 20, Governor Cooper vetoed SB 553, a clean-up Regulatory Reform bill that included language that would have regulated valet waste services in North Carolina. He provided the following remarks regarding his decision

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October 15, 2019

Effective January 1, 2020, the salary threshold for exempt employees to receive overtime pay will increase from $455 per week, or $23,660 annually, to $684 per week, or $35,568 annually, according to a long-awaited Department of Labor (DOL) final rule.

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Changes to the city of Charlotte’s minimum housing-code standards were passed on Monday night, but several council members and advocacy groups believe more work needs to be done on the policy.

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September 19, 2019

New research commissioned by the National Apartment Association (NAA) and the National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC) and conducted by Hoyt Advisory Services confirms what those in the apartment industry have long known:

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September 18, 2019

On September 18, Housing Rights Initiative (HRI) and a class of potential renters filed a lawsuit against seven national or regional property management firms, alleging age discrimination in advertising in violation of local fair housing laws in the Washington, D.C. metro area.

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