WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Many people across the state are struggling to find affordable housing during the pandemic.
Some North Carolinians, like Dana McCorkle, are voicing their concerns about how difficult it is to navigate the housing voucher system. Due to the pandemic, there are no in-person applications. Everything has to be done online and McCorkle is having a hard time because of it.
“I don’t have anyone to help me and if I ask someone to help me, they don’t help me," McCorkle says. "For people to turn you down like that, it's like they don’t care and that's not right.”
Reports from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities show 263,000 people in 138,000 North Carolina households use federal rental assistance to afford modest housing; 69% are seniors, children, or people with disabilities.
McCorkle provided her phone number, 336-293-8369, for anyone willing to help in her situation.