30 May 2020 – Prohibition on evictions and utility shut-offs

Type of Intervention: Executive Order
Sectors Involved: Finance/Economy, Private Sector and Businesses, Housing; Utilities
Level of Jurisdiction: NC
Lead People/Agency: Governor Cooper

Overview: Moratorium on evictions and utility shut-offs also encourages mortgage companies to alleviate impact on borrowers who can’t pay
Full details here: https://files.nc.gov/governor/documents/files/EO142-Temp-Prohibitions-on-Evictions-and-Extending-Prohibition-on-Utility-Shut-Offs.pdf

Type of Justification: Advice of EXTERNAL group of non-academics (e.g. business or community leaders), Scientific Evidence (e.g. academic paper, report), unemployment increases
Source of Evidence or Justification: World Health Organisation, State Government, State COVID numbers, state unemployment data
Evidence/Justification: As previous, invokes state and federal emergency declarations and WHO pandemic declaration, state case numbers (27k) and deaths (100), concerns of community medical leaders, increase in unemployment, logistical reasoning (i.e. evicted people and companies will have to travel thereby potentially spreading disease)