Help with Rent during COVID-19

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Update 11/03/2021 NEW – From November 1 through March 31, utility companies cannot disconnect service to households that include someone: who is disabled or age 65 or older; is unable to […]

Sample Letter for Early Lease Termination

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Use this letter to help you request to end your lease early due to damage to your home, or your inability to access your home because of your disability. Learn […]

Celebrating Clients’ Fair Housing Victories

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Many people don’t give their secure housing a second thought.  But for far too many North Carolinians, safe, accessible housing can be cruelly elusive. Disabled people are the most likely […]

Big Housing Win for People with Disabilities

apartment for rent sign (red letters on white background) in an green but overgrown yard in front of housing in NC town. Tenants must be given specific reasons for evictions, in this NC Supreme Court ruling.

NC Supreme Court rules landlords must give specific reasons for eviction Having a place to call home is the most basic need for all people. Housing provides safety. Housing provides […]

Housing Rights During COVID-19

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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) enacted a nationwide halt on evictions for nonpayment of rent through March 31, 2021. This is called the CDC eviction moratorium.

Property Tax Relief for Homeowners

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Did you know NC offers property tax relief for elderly and disabled homeowners? You may qualify to reduce the taxable value of your home by $25,000 or 50%, whichever is greater.

Additional Community Resources

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These community resources can help you with issues you might have that are not related to disability, and/or that DRNC does not cover. Please note that the following links and […]

Assistance Animals in Housing FAQ

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Some people need assistance animals to help them with their disabilities. But some homes and apartments have a “no pets” policy. Others don’t allow certain breeds of dogs, or have a pet size limit.