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January 11, 2022

On December 14, 2021, The North Carolina Building Code Council (BCC) approved to extend the deadline for companies to have fire retardant receptacles in place from June 2022 to June 2023. This approval is contingent upon the NC Valet Trash Association providing proof and documentation to substantiate its claim that shipping and supply chain issues […]

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The City Planning Department announced a new timeline that pushes back the comment period of the UDO from January 14, 2022 to March 18, 2022. The reason given was because of the complexity of the 608-page draft document. The second draft will now come out in May 2022. You may review a copy of the […]

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December 9, 2021

Residents who have been served an eviction notice and have a court date within 90 days can be helped in person by a RAMP Specialist..

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December 1, 2021

GCAA along with REBIC and other real estate community partners continue to review and work together on case studies and other tools to demonstrate the economic impact..

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November 9, 2021

Last Friday, The U.S. House passed by a vote of 228-206, a “Hard” Infrastructure Bill that will cost $1.2 trillion over eight years.The bill will fund billions in the roads, bridges, rail, broadband and water supply. For North Carolina, this means $7.2 billion for highway programs and another $457 million for bridge replacement and repairs. […]

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October 13, 2021

The average rent in Charlotte is $1,472 a month and the average footprint is 942 square feet, according to RENTCafé’s latest report. Why it matters: 41% of the housing in Charlotte is renter occupied, RENTCafé notes. While renters moving from larger metros might find the city affordable, longtime residents are getting priced out. What’s happening: […]

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The City of Charlotte has released a first draft of the Unified Development Ordinance (UDO). The UDO will include new regulatory approaches in areas that include parking, tree preservation, transportation, and drainage and will expand on how we advance community priorities of affordable housing, public open space, the environment, etc. Check out the full UDO […]

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October 1, 2021

The city has been conducting a survey to receive input on existing place types that will help inform changes in the Charlotte Future 2040 mapping process. The Charlotte Future 2040 mapping process will be completed using a new tool, Place Types, and will follow a 3-step process. A first draft of the Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) is scheduled […]

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The redistricting process will take place over the next few months leading up to the spring elections. Redrawing of the districts is intended to address imbalances in political representation. Depending on how the districts will be re-drawn its possible another seat on city council will be added. The public can give feedback on the proposed […]

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September 16, 2021

After a nearly one-year roller coaster ride of extensions, a stop and a re-start, the Centers for Disease Control’s national eviction moratorium came to an abrupt end with a Supreme Court ruling last month. What happens next? Here’s what to expect: Local and State Eviction Bans Remain Intact This Doesn’t Trigger Immediate Evictions Most Property […]

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HUD is taking additional steps to meet the housing needs of returning citizens and to reduce barriers to housing among people with criminal records. This includes developing additional tools and guidance to assist private landlords, PHAs, and Multifamily housing owners to ensure that their applicant screening and tenant selection practices avoid unnecessarily overbroad denial of […]

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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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August 11, 2021

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 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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July 8, 2021

A majority of the Supreme Court agreed Tuesday evening that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lacked authority to implement a blanket, nationwide eviction moratorium. Although the court declined to lift the ban immediately, the ruling means the current moratorium should expire at the end of July. “This is a massive victory for property […]

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April 8, 2021

NORTH CAROLINA LEGISLATION UPDATES The Senate also passed three bills this month to reform the way elections are conducted in North Carolina. All bills would also have to pass the House and be signed by Gov. Cooper. S326: Election Day Integrity Act, would require absentee ballots to be returned to, and received by the county […]

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√ Charlotte Water Distribution Issue The RHA has joined forces with our local Homebuilders Association and Real Estate and Building Industry Coalition (REBIC) to help create viable solutions for developers who are facing astronomical cost increases due to the change in how private water systems are administered and permitted. Legislation language has been drafted and […]

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October 20, 2020

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August 20, 2020

The presidential nomination will be livestreamed during the 2020 Republican National Convention in Charlotte. The 2020 RNC’s Committee on Arrangements (COA) announced plans to livestream the formal nomination of President Donald J. Trump on Monday, Aug. 24. Read more

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FROM GREGORY SCOTT BROWN SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS, NAA As you know by now, on August 8, President Trump signed four executive actions directing federal agencies to provide additional relief to those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. These actions focused on student loans, payroll taxes, unemployment benefits and housing. Importantly, the President’s executive order […]

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July 24, 2020

HB 902 explicitly extends limited liability protections to swimming pools owned and operated by multiunit apartment complexes, Read more here.

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This bill provides immediate liability protection for all “persons” in NC against claims for relief relating to alleged contraction of COVID-19 unless the claim is for Gross Negligence, willful or wanton conduct, or intentional wrongdoing. To read more about this bill, click here.

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Latest: North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper announced plans July 14 to remain in phase two of reopening for an extra three weeks. During the same press conference, he said schools will return with a blend of in-person and virtual learning. Because North Carolina is remaining in phase two for at least another three weeks, businesses […]

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June 25, 2020

Many states and cities, including Seattle and the State of Washington, have laws against source of income discrimination meaning a property owner cannot choose to reject an applicant based on where his income comes from as long as it is a lawful source. Source-of-income discrimination has been documented by researchers, and advocates say it creates […]

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The cornerstone of the Public Housing Authority’s (PHA) Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program, the Housing Assistance Payments Contract & Tenancy Addendum (HAP), can often be complicated. For rental property owners who choose to travel along the road that leads to the Land of HAP; the journey can be curvy, rocky and full of tolls… Read […]

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The Fair Housing Act makes it illegal to make housing decisions based on seven protected classes: race, color, sex, national origin, religion, handicap or familial status. While the federal law sets the minimum protections, states and localities can add additional protected classes. In recent years, largely in an effort to address the nation’s growing affordable […]

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