MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 16: A woman walks along Albert Park Lake on an Autumn day with high-rise and apartment buildings in the city in the background on June 16, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. There has been increased interest in the fire safety of Melbourne's high rise residential towers following the fatal Grenfell Tower fire in London on Wednesday. 17 people have been confirmed dead following the London blaze, with initial investigations suggesting that flammable cladding on the outside of the building contributed to the rapid spread of the blaze. Similar cladding was found to have been to blame for a similar blaze in Melbourne's Lacrosse building in 2014. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

North Carolina’s eviction moratorium ended on Thursday, July 1, but the Supreme Court extended the federal moratorium until July 31.

Due to that federal extension, eligible renters still have one more month before they could be forced out of their homes.

“The moratorium has been extended through July so the fact that the state didn’t extend it doesn’t have much impact at all,”  says Attorney Tommy Holderness.

Renters are eligible as long as they:

  • Received a federal stimulus check in 2020 or 2021, or
  • Were not required to report income to the IRS in 2020, or
  • Earn less than $99,000 ($198,000 filing jointly) per year, and
  • Cannot make rent payments due to lost income

Renters still have to fill out a CDC declaration form and give it to their landlords to avoid eviction.

“The tenant has to use their best efforts to apply for government assistance and use their best efforts to make partial payments to the extent they’re able,” Holderness said.

He says with the state moratorium ending, landlords are no longer required to serve a copy of the CDC declaration to tenants.