The Housing Stability Pro Bono Project is a joint effort of the NC Bar Foundation and NC Pro Bono Resource Center, in partnership with the NC Office of Recovery & Resilience, which administers the Housing Opportunities and Prevention of Evictions Program (HOPE).
The HOPE program aims to curb evictions and increase housing stability by providing income-based assistance to North Carolina’s most vulnerable tenants who are in imminent danger of eviction due to the COVID-19 pandemic and providing property owners with alternatives to eviction.
STRATEGY FOR RELIEF
Housing Stability Pro Bono Project volunteers will assist tenants and landlords to secure funding through HOPE, the state’s eviction diversion program that pays rent and utilities, if a tenant and landlord can agree to terms that will allow the tenant to remain in the housing unit. Housing Stability Pro Bono Project volunteers facilitate agreements between landlords and tenants to accept HOPE program terms in order to stabilize housing situations.
This is a non-litigation, non-advocacy service to facilitate conversations that help bring parties to agreement. Volunteer attorneys will work remotely and on their own time with access to on-demand training that provides guidance and resources related to the HOPE program. No prior experience is expected or required. A Housing Stability Project staff member will be available to answer questions and provide support.
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