Clark County tenants are encouraged to respond to eviction notices by completing the Tenant Answer online. Electronic filing (eFiling) is available to Las Vegas residents at www.lacsn.org/efile (select "SUMMARY EVICTION: Tenant's Answer"). Outside Las Vegas, tenants can use the online program to prepare their answer forms and email them to the court. See our guide for a brief overview of how to get started:
There are new eligibility guidelines for rental assistance programs that provide aid to those facing eviction due to non-payment of rent in Clark County, Nevada. The CARES Housing Assistance Program (CHAP) will process all applications submitted by 11:50 p.m. on January 22, 2023. Households submitting applications after that time must fall within one of two groups to be considered for rental assistance. Click here to learn more.
We continuously update our Legal & Financial Toolkit that covers important issues many of us face during these unprecedented times, such as employment, housing, paying bills, and more. Click below to access the toolkit:
Learn about a number of issues increasingly relevant as a result of the financial destruction caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and its associated shutdowns. Peter Aldous of our Consumer Rights Project discusses credit reporting, credit repair, debt collection, collection exemptions, bankruptcy, foreclosure, and loan modification in the video above. Find the slides from this presentation here:
Taxes & Unemployment
Income earned from unemployment benefits is taxable, as are any benefits received along with unemployment such as Federal Unemployment Compensation and Lost Wages Assistance. Economic Impact Payments (or stimulus checks) are not taxable. For more details about taxes and unemployment, view our flyer of frequently asked questions:
We created a sheet of frequently asked questions for individuals who do not file tax returns. This sheet will help you understand whether you are eligible to receive a stimulus check and the steps you need to take to receive one. Click below to view our Stimulus Check FAQ sheet:
The Civil Law Self-Help Center is open Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (excluding holidays). In-person operations at the center have resumed; however, if your matter isn't an emergency and if you have access to the internet, you're encouraged to visit www.civillawselfhelpcenter.org.
Virtual Town Hall Series
Legal Aid Center offered a series of virtual town halls that addressed critical legal subjects for individuals affected by COVID-19.
If you missed any of our town halls, you can visit our YouTube channel for videos covering what you should do if you cannot pay rent, what you need to know about entering into a repayment plan with your landlord, and more by clicking here.
For information about our Community Legal Education Classes and to access the schedule and remote login information (by computer or phone), click here.
For information about our Ask-A-Lawyer Program, click here.