Read Executive Order No. 142
RALEIGH: Governor Roy Cooper signed Executive Order No. 142 to extend the prohibition of utility shut-offs and implement a moratorium on evictions. The Order goes into effect today with the Governor’s signature.
“North Carolinians need relief to help make ends meet during the pandemic,” said Governor Cooper.
“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.”
“North Carolinians want to pay their rent, but for far too many people – through no fault of their own – that’s just not possible right now,” said Attorney General Josh Stein. “We are in unprecedented times that call for unprecedented action. I support Gov. Roy Cooper's extension of the moratorium on evictions to ensure that people do not face homelessness in the midst of this health and economic crisis.”
The Council of State concurred on this Executive Order with no objections.
The Order will aid in efforts to stop the spread of the virus by preventing homelessness due to eviction and ensuring access to essential utilities such as water and power. Though the Order allows for extended windows to pay rent and utility bills, all tenants and customers are still ultimately responsible for making their rent and utility payments.
The Order’s evictions moratorium:
The Order’s utility shutoff moratorium:
More information can be found in the FAQ document or read Executive Order 142.