Source: Greensboro News & Record

Governor Cooper announced that he would halt evictions for three more weeks and would also extend a moratorium he put on place to stop utilities from being shut off for two more months, the Greensboro News and Record reported.

“North Carolinians need relief to help make ends meet during the pandemic,” Cooper said. “Extending housing and utility protections will mean more people can stay in their homes and stay safe as we all work to slow the spread of this virus.”

The Council of State, a bipartisan group of statewide elected officials, concurred with his executive order and none objected.

The eviction moratorium prevents landlords from evicting tenants for nonpayments or late payments for three more months. The utility shutoff moratorium prohibits late fees, penalties or charges for failures to pay.

Read the full article on Governor Cooper’s executive action from the Greensboro News and Record.