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COVID-19 Updates

Wait… what’s happening? We are living in an unprecedented moment, trying to adjust to a situation that continues to evolve. Life in our community has completely changed in a matter of days—so much so that it’s been hard to keep track of everything that has happened. We’re here to help.…

After the Moratorium: Eviction Assistance and Resources

The eviction moratorium has ended, but there are still legal and financial resources available. We brought together Juan Hernandez, Staff Attorney, Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy and Erin Barbee, Senior Vice President Programs & Fund Development, DreamKey Partners, to answer common questions and share helpful information for community members facing…

Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy Launches Medicaid Storytelling

Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy is partnering with the National Health Law Program (NHeLP) for a Medicaid storytelling project to learn how Medicaid has impacted North Carolinians. We encourage anyone to share their experience with Medicaid, whether it is good or bad, and how having or not having Medicaid has made a…

How to Make the Most Of Your Healthcare.gov Plan

You took the step to enroll for health insurance coverage using Healthcare.gov. Congratulations! You’ve joined more than 31 million people who have the peace of mind of knowing they are covered with access to preventive health care and life-saving screenings. Take advantage of free services. Preventive health services are included in…

Action Alert: Protections for Motel Renters Threatened as Bill Advances in NC Senate

The fight to protect our community’s most vulnerable renters continues.  Thanks to your advocacy, a measure to take away tenants’ rights from motel renters was taken out of a regulatory reform bill in the N.C. General Assembly. But it has become a standalone bill moving forward in the N.C. Senate as HB 352 Hotel Safety Issues.…

Beware of COVID-19 Foreclosure Rescue and Forbearance Assistance Scams

By Niayai Lavien Many homeowners are facing increased financial hardships due to unemployment and COVID-19.  Scammers are taking advantage of the current economic fallout of the pandemic and employing elaborate scams to trick homeowners out of their properties. Older adults and the economically disadvantaged are more likely to be targets…

All About Appeals

As a consumer on the Health Insurance Marketplace (Healthcare.gov), you have the right to appeal decisions that are not in your favor. There are two types of appeals. The first is an appeal of a Marketplace decision (generally a decision on your eligibility to purchase a plan on Healthcare.gov). The…

Charlotte Center For Legal Advocacy Hosts U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Becerra

Charlotte, NC – Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra and U.S. Rep. Alma Adams visited Charlotte Center For Legal Advocacy and Legal Aid of North Carolina. They conducted a roundtable discussion on local and national health care with representatives of NC Navigator Consortium and other leading figures in the Charlotte…

New Healthcare.gov Subsidies Available For Those Approved For Unemployment

Starting July 1, 2021, individuals may be eligible for additional savings and lower costs on their 2021 Healthcare.gov (Health Insurance Marketplace) plan if they received, or were determined eligible to receive, unemployment compensation in 2021.   What does this mean for you?   If you or your spouse received unemployment income for at least one week in 2021,…

Child Tax Credit 2021 Update: Advanced Payments

There have been important changes to the Child Tax Credit (CTC) that will help many families receive advance payments this summer. The CTC is a tax credit that taxpayers can get for each qualifying dependent child on their tax return. A tax credit directly reduces the amount of taxes you…

Action Alert: NC Bill Removes Protections for Motel Renters

The North Carolina General Assembly is considering legislation that would take rights away from some of the most vulnerable renters in our community.   HB 366 is a Regulatory Reform Bill with a provision that would drastically change the way people who live in motels are treated when it comes…