Evictions making it harder for local families to find housing

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Thousands of people face evictions every year in Mecklenburg County.

Some people win the battle, but many will carry a black mark on their rental record for years, which makes finding their next home nearly impossible.

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One Charlotte mother told Channel 9 that keeping a roof over her family's head has been a difficult fight after a landlord filed for eviction against her last year.

"I've been looking since last year," she said. "We've probably been denied four to five times."

Watch the video above to hear how evictions are making the affordable housing crisis worse for families across our area.