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:
If you're behind on rent and facing eviction, apply for rental assistance, respond to any eviction notice you receive, let the court know you have a pending rental assistance application, and request mediation whenever you can. Learn more here:
Clark County's CARES Housing Assistance Program (CHAP) is available to help with housing and utility payments. Click here to learn more or apply.
Our staff will be at eviction prevention clinics at various locations to help tenants who received eviction notices file the paperwork required to help them stay in their homes. Click here for details.
Legal & Financial Toolkit
We continuously update our Legal & Financial Toolkit that covers important issues many of us will 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 Thursday, from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4 p.m. (excluding holidays). Connect with the Center by phone at 702-671-3976 and via online chat. Chat is available when you see the blue “Chat” box in the lower right of the screen. In-person operations at the Center have resumed. Please note that all visiting customers must wear masks, and only one person per party is permitted inside the Center at a time. If your matter is not an emergency, and if you have access to a phone or the internet, you are encouraged to connect with the Civil Law Self-Help Center by phone or online chat at 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.
For information and updates from the CDC, go to www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/summary.html.