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Marcia Fudge confirmed as first Black woman to lead HUD in more than 40 years

The Senate voted Wednesday to confirm Ohio Democratic Rep. Marcia Fudge as secretary of Housing and Urban Development, adding another African American woman to the ranks of President Joe Biden's Cabinet.

She was confirmed 66-34.

“A good home shapes nearly every part of our lives. It’s where we start and end each day. It’s where we raise our families and come together in times of joy. It’s where we find shelter and comfort during times of hardship". - Marcia Fudge

Housing is Essential

If you're a Homeowner with an unaffordable mortgage payment or a tenant with an abusive landlord.

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Health Insurance—Open Enrollment Re-Starts

NC Navigators are here to help North Carolinians safely enroll in affordable health insurance plans via HealthCare.gov. A new enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act's insurance plans kicked off on February 15.

Throughout open enrollment, North Carolina consumers can call 1-855-733-3711 (toll-free) or visit www.ncnavigator.net to schedule a free, confidential, remote appointment with a certified NC Navigator in their area.

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Lots of folks are hurting and need financial help right now. The best resource for help with paying rent, paying utilities, and other basic needs, is the United Way help line: Dial 211, or visit nc211.org.

Questions about Legal Aid North Carolina?

Go to their website https://www.legalaidnc.org/

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Protection Against Eviction

In order to prevent the spread of coronavirus, the Centers for Disease Control has ordered that landlords cannot currently evict tenants for nonpayment of rent.

 

The order against evictions currently remains in effect, and it is as important as ever to keep spreading the word. Evictions continue to present a problem, whether through legal or illegal means.

 

To stop an eviction, the tenant must make a sworn statement with language required by the CDC order, and deliver it to the landlord.

 

If a landlord attempts to evict a tenant for non-payment, or if a tenant needs assistance completing the required statement, call Legal Aid at 866-219-5262.

 

A downloadable version of the required sworn statement is available here: www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/EvictionDeclare_d508.pdf