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Such North Carolina legislation as the Residential Rental Agreement Act of 1977 has expanded tenant rights beyond the standard lease agreement.
A recent report questions an aspect of the Low Income Housing Tax Credit. This tax credit is the largest production resource for affordable rental housing. Shelburne \"explores several discrepancies and seeks to clarify potential misrepresentations within the report, which, as they stand, question the efficacy of the program.\"
The Independent conducted a two-month study of the conditions of rental properties and landlords in the Triangle Area by reviewing the housing-code violations filed on properties. Four area landlords were profiled. Jacqui Pearce is described as an understanding landlord and is highlighted for her positive relationship with tenants. Worth Gurley, Wade Watkins, and David Wilkes are profiled for their numerous housing-code violations and their properties rented to tenants that are labeled “unfit for human habitation.”
A year after The Independent’s 1990 report on rental property conditions and the behavior of landlords in the Triangle Area, some progress has been made. Durham has created a Housing Appeals Board and a bill has passed the state House proposing housing reforms. Minimum standards still do not exist in Wake County or Durham County and proposals to create them have been slow or nonexistent. Low-income individuals and rural residents continue to suffer the most under current conditions.