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A flickering ray of hope for families in need

State rental assistance program stands poised to help thousands of tenants and landlords, but time is running short North Carolina has almost never done a good job of helping people who are down on their luck or simply ...
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Now is the time to fix the state’s broken unemployment insurance system

Seven steps state lawmakers should take in 2021 to lift NC from the bottom of the national pack Once upon a time, North Carolina’s Unemployment Insurance program provided not only critical assistance to laid off workers and their families, but also helped to shore up the economy when times got hard. Families’ rents, mortgages, utilities, and other necessities got paid for with unemployment insurance benefits while they weathered the downturn.

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