Evictions

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:

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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:

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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:

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Recovering Financially

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:

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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: 

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Stimulus Checks

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: 

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Legal Services

Due to COVID-19, Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada is currently scheduling in-person appointments only for tenants with eviction issues. If you are a tenant who has received an eviction notice or order, please immediately visit the Civil Law Self-Help Center on the first floor of the Regional Justice Center at 200 Lewis Avenue downtown. Other tenants with questions or individuals with other issues can connect with a legal advocate by calling 702-386-1070 (Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) or by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We also offer virtual classes and telephonic Ask-A-Lawyer sessions. See below for details.

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.

The Family Law Self-Help Center can be reached at 702-455-1500 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. You may also sign up to receive a call back from the Family Law Self-Help Center here. In-person operations at the Family Law Self-Help Center have resumed Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; however, if your matter is not an emergency, we encourage you to first reach out by phone, email, or online chat via the red box on the bottom-right of the screen when an agent is available on the website, www.familylawselfhelpcenter.org. Appointments can also be scheduled here. To apply for a domestic violence protection order, call 702-455-1500 between 8:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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.

Other Resources

Legal Aid Center manages the Vegas Strong Resiliency Center, which is a multi-agency resource center for anyone impacted by the mass shooting on October 1, 2017.  The Vegas Strong Resiliency Center is available to assist with needs by phone or email as it is not open to walk-ins at this time. The Resiliency Center can be reached at 702-455-2433 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Visit www.vegasstrongrc.org to learn more.

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 Programclick here.

For information and updates from the CDC, go to www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/summary.html.