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November 29, 2022

Mecklenburg County property owners will have to wait a few more months to find out their new property tax values, the county’s top tax official said Monday. Assessor Ken Joyner […]

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October 28, 2022

Fannie Mae Launches Rent Payment Reporting Program to Help Renters Build Credit Fannie Mae recently announced the launch of its Multifamily Positive Rent Payment Reporting pilot program, aimed at helping renters build […]

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October 7, 2022

GCAA’s PAC, the Rental Housing Alliance (RHA), is pleased to announce it raised almost $10,000 from its fundraiser held as part of GCAA’s Executive Experience! The RHA PAC helps shape […]

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September 23, 2022

Charlotte and Gastonia will have bond questions on the ballot pertaining to transportation, housing, and other infrastructure related matters on the November 8th General Election Ballot. The City of Charlotte voters […]

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Effective Aug. 15, 2022, Gov. Roy Cooper ended the two-year state of emergency associated with COVID-19. The termination of this state of emergency ended many COVID-specific provisions, including the freeze […]

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September 22, 2022

On the November ballot, voters will select their choices for US Senate and Congressional representatives in North Carolina, State Senate and State Representatives, State & District offices, County and School […]

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September 8, 2022

On September 1, HUD published FY 2023 Fair Market Rents (FMRs). FMRs are published annually and are an estimate of the amount of money that would cover gross rents (rent […]

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Mayor Vi Lyles and a new Charlotte City Council were sworn in on September 6, 2022. Four outgoing members: Mayor Pro Tem Julie Eiselt and Councilmembers Larken Egleston, Greg Phipps, […]

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August 17, 2022

The NLIHC recently released its 2022 report which reveals that the national housing wage is $25.82 for a modest two-bedroom rental at fair market rent. North Carolina is 29th in […]

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July 28, 2022

A huge CONGRATULATIONS to Charlotte Mayoral and City Council General Election winners! All the candidates below were endorsed by the Rental Housing Alliance and won! Viola “Vi” Lyles– Mayor Dimple […]

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June 21, 2022

The Charlotte City Council has adopted the city’s Fiscal Year 2023 budget, with total spending planned at $3.2 billion.

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It’s estimated a third of today’s multifamily marketplace rents by choice, not circumstance.

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Research conducted by the National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB) and the National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC) indicates changes to building codes.

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May 24, 2022

The proposed budget is set at $3.2 billion and would go into effect this July 1, 2022 after the budget is voted on May 31, 2022.

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April 27, 2022

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An opinion and commentary in the Raleigh News and Observer by Janae Moore, AANC Director of Government Affairs https://amp-newsobserver-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/amp.newsobserver.com/opinion/article260351915.html

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April 26, 2022

On April 11, Charlotte City Council approved SouthPark as the city’s sixth Municipal Services District (MSD). An MSD is a special tax district and for this district, the goal is […]

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January 11, 2022

Gov. Cooper vetoed SB 725 – An Act To Prohibit Private Money in Elections Admin. that would have barred North Carolina election boards and officials in counties from accepting private […]

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Republican-backed bill lawmakers passed in November, Senate Bill 326, or the Election Day Integrity Act was vetoed. It would have changed the election law to require that absentee ballots be […]

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December 9, 2021

The North Carolina Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered primary elections in the state delayed…

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December 8, 2021

Treasury plans to move money from some states, localities to those with backlogs of requests…

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December 1, 2021

President Biden has signed H. R. 3684, the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, also referred to as a “Hard” Infrastructure Bill. The bill will fund billions in the roads, bridges, […]

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Last month, Governor Cooper appointed the Honorable Kimberly Best to serve as Superior Court Judge serving Mecklenburg County, Judicial District 26B. She will fill the vacant seat created by the […]

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November 30, 2021

On Tues. evening, November 30, 2021 prior to both chambers adjourning they passed HB 110. If enacted, it will allow landlords to apply on behalf of their residents for HOPE […]

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November 9, 2021

North Carolina legislators have approved new district maps and those maps have become law for Congress, the NC Senate, and the NC House of Representatives All three maps passed both […]

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Municipal elections were held on November 2, 2021Tuesday across the Charlotte Region and throughout smaller towns within the GCAA footprint. The Mecklenburg County Board of Elections reported extremely low voter […]

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October 13, 2021

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) has announced that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will extend protections indefinitely for multifamily owners and renters experiencing financial difficulties due to the COVID-19 […]

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Addressing the courts regarding the multifamily industry’s concerns on how the Mecklenburg Courts have handled the filing of cases during and after the eviction moratoria.

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October 1, 2021

Apartment Retention Rates Surge Back Near Lockdown-Era Peaks The share of renters choosing to renew expiring leases in August 2021 surged 4 percentage points year-over-year, the largest increase on record. […]

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Last week the NC Building Code Council further delayed the fire-retardant trash can requirement for valet trash providers to June 1, 2022. If you recall in December of 2019, the North […]

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September 1, 2021

The RHA PAC and GCAA ’s Government Affairs Committee have been working hard advocating for changes and improvements to the Emergency Rental Assistance Program, requesting financial assistance to cover rental […]

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August 30, 2021

Gov. Cooper Signs HB 27 – In Service Magistrates This is another bill we advocated for as part of AANC Lobby Day. It requires more comprehensive training to help magistrates […]

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2021 Building Code and Development Regulatory Reform on Aug. 30, 2021 This bill was strongly supported by the GCAA and AANC. It approves the use of the c900 pipe in […]

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August 25, 2021

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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July 13, 2021

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 […]

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*Posted from WCNC* As renters and advocates prepare for the federal eviction ban to end, court records show landlords have already removed some tenants for failing to pay rent. View […]

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July 8, 2021

On July 2nd Governor Roy Cooper signed SB 644! SB 644 Landlord/Tenant Changes unanimously passed both Chambers; championed by AANC’s bill sponsors Senator(s) Danny Britt (R- Columbus, Robeson), Jim Perry […]

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June 30, 2021

Because of the delay in the release of 2020 census data that’s needed for cities to draw new election districts, NC legislation has passed Senate Bill 722 – Revise Municipal […]

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June 25, 2021

On June 8, 2021 the North Carolina Building Code Council convened and voted to extend the July 1, 2021 deadline previously approved to October 1, 2021.  Valet trash vendors were […]

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Under Senate Bill 255, there are two provisions that are noteworthy as it relates to Landlord-Tenant and Civil litigations. Read more….

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May 27, 2021

RHA PAC helps bring attention to a major housing affordability issue!

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April 30, 2021

On Monday, the U.S. Census Bureau released the first population counts from the 2020 Census. There are 435 seats, in the U.S. House of Representatives and the process of distributing the seats […]

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On April 28, Gov. Cooper issued a new Executive Order -209 that relaxes mask wearing and other restrictions.  Under the new Executive Order, masks will still be required indoors but […]

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A federal judge in Minnesota has sided with landlords and stopped the City of St. Paul from enforcing a new renter protection law he says is likely unconstitutional while a […]

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April 8, 2021

Separate federal judges have ruled against the enforcement of the CDC’s nationwide eviction moratorium, which was extended to June 30, 2021 late last month. The decisions are the latest in […]

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According to research conducted by the National Apartment Association, the impacts of the eviction moratoriums over a 12-month period have decreased rental income by $829M , decreased property value by […]

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March 19, 2021

A survey by Stewards of Affordable Housing for the Future garnered responses from owners representing more than 100,000 affordable units… Continue reading here.

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March 2, 2021

As Congress nears approval of the next coronavirus relief bill, millions of renters in need have yet to see any money from the previous one… Continue reading here.

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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