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October 13, 2020

Hector Mejia
8 News Now

The state’s eviction moratorium for tenants affected by COVID-19 expires on Thursday. At that point, a national moratorium by the CDC will take its place to stop evictions for the rest of the year.

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October 7, 2020

FOX5 Staff

Before their group session, three Route 91 survivors logged in to the Vegas Strong Resiliency Center via Zoom.

Nevada courts are granting certain evictions before the end of the state's moratorium, causing surprise and alarm for families forced out of their homes. 

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September 30, 2020

Briana Erickson
Las Vegas Review-Journal

Before their group session, three Route 91 survivors logged in to the Vegas Strong Resiliency Center via Zoom.

It’s what weekly group therapy sessions look like now, during a pandemic. On a Wednesday, Pam Lane and Jill Winter signed in from opposite ends of California. Cyndi Spurloc was in Michigan.

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September 9, 2020

Shea Johnson
Las Vegas Review-Journal

The coronavirus pandemic has dramatically changed how Nevadans go about their lives and now it’s poised to create another change: How people remember the somber anniversary of 1 October.

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On Tuesday, October 27, 2020, we are offering free 15 to 30-minute telephone consultations in the areas of evictions, unemployment, and bankruptcy.  For more details and to register, click here. click here

 

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Residential tenants who meet certain criteria are protected from eviction through December 31, but those covered must submit a signed declaration to their landlord. Click here Click here for more details. 

August 27, 2020

Nevada Current
Michael Lyle

Moratorium ends Sept. 1; providers, legal groups fear the worst. Despite statewide rental assistance money most likely gone in Clark County and dwindling in other parts of the state and the fact the Legislature-approved eviction mediation program through the courts is not running yet, the eviction moratorium is on track to end at midnight Aug. 31. 

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August 19, 2020

Nevada Independent
Michelle Rindels

Two weeks after Gov. Steve Sisolak announced a “strike force” to help resolve a backlog of unemployment claims, the head of the effort — former Nevada Assembly Speaker Barbara Buckley — says several key initiatives are getting off the ground this week.

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August 11, 2020

KTNV Las Vegas
Darcy Spears

"We need to pay people or tell them why they’re not eligible and give them the right to appeal to an independent third party," said Barbara Buckley, Nevada's new Department of Employment Training and Rehabilitation strike force leader.

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August 1, 2020

Nevada Current
Michael Lyle


State Supreme Court justice describes measure as ‘a short bill for a big problem’.  Erika Minaberry just got her three children back last year after briefly losing custody because of her lack of stable housing.

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July 9, 2020

Nevada Current
Michael Lyle


The Legislature in 2019 passed a law mandating the creation of a statewide database to track short-term lending practices as a way to ensure loan companies don’t lend to borrowers who lack the means to repay. 

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July 8, 2020

Nevada Current
Jeniffer Solis

Groundwork for what would eventually become the Clark County School District Police Department started in 1967 with a few security officers monitoring school property overnight. 

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August 6, 2020

Las Vegas Sun
Bryan Horwath

Gov. Steve Sisolak has named former state lawmaker Barbara Buckley to lead an effort to reduce an unemployment insurance benefits backlog.

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