'I'm not going back on the streets' Charlotte couple fearful of eviction once the moratorium ends this month

December 8, 2020

Starting Jan.1, 2021, landlords will once again be able to legally evict tenants for failure to pay rent. This fate is a fear for many residents now left scrambling to see how they can make the rent payment and make ends meet before the eviction moratorium comes to an end.

Charlotte residents Johnny and Sarah Waldo are concerned soon enough they won't have a place to call home. It’s a reality they’ve previously dealt with when facing homeless for more than a year.

“I have problems with my hip and I was sleeping on the ground with my husband in a tent,” Sarah said.

Eventually, the two were able to get a source of income along with help from Urban Ministries in order to be able to afford to rent a home. For the first part of the year, the Waldos said they had no problem paying their rent on time and in full. 

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