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Help is out there: Southern Nevada resources for leaving domestic violence
October 27, 2022
Kristen Kidman, Kristen DeSilva
This is just one story. It comes from the Guardian Australia: I was in a violent relationship for 18 years. At the beginning of the marriage, there weren’t any episodes of violence or abuse. Then things started to happen.
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Vegas Strong Resiliency Center to expand services with $3M federal appropriation
March 10, 2022
Fox 5 KVVU-TV
The FY2022 appropriations package passed the House of Representatives, which includes funding for Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada to expand the scope and reach of the Vegas Strong Resiliency Center.
The funding will allow for the design and construction of a new facility to expand the physical footprint of the Vegas Strong Resiliency Center, which is currently located at 2915 W. Charleston Blvd. in Las Vegas.
Legal Aid Center defending Las Vegas renter in case of 427% rent increase
February 23, 2022
Fox 5 KVVU-TV
The Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada is defending a Las Vegas renter who received a notice demanding daily "rent" would increase $6,400 to total $7,890 a month. The total monthly fees would amount to a 427% rent raise. There is no rent control in Nevada. The Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada is fighting the circumstances surrounding claims of amounts owed, lease terms and timelines, and the eviction notice.
These vulnerable seniors had found a home. Then rents went up.
January 15, 2022
Las Vegas Review Journal
Shea Johnson and Ricardo Torres-Cortez
Brenda Abrams, a former union steward who enjoys history, lives alone in a cluttered but decorative studio apartment in downtown Las Vegas, with a parakeet and Chihuahua terrier mix to keep her company. Abrams, 69, said she suffered a pair of strokes prior to moving into the senior-living dwelling more than two years ago and she gets by on a fixed income as many seniors do. More important than living like someone “rich and famous,” however, is that she is simply able to afford somewhere to live at all.
Students partner with the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada to come to the rescue of residents facing eviction Share this page
November 29, 2021
UNLV Law Magazine
The Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada sensed a tsunami barreling toward the Silver State. The federal government’s pandemic eviction moratorium was slated to lapse in May, and the organization knew it would be drowning in a wave of tenant-eviction help requests. Ryan McConnell of the center’s Consumer Rights Project was among those who understood the magnitude of the impending crisis, so he sounded the alarm for help. The 2020 graduate of the UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law graduate turned to Christine Smith, who has been with the law school since its doors opened in 1998 and who serves as associate dean for public service, compliance, and administration.
Evacuee's Thanksgiving - Afghan finds haven in Las Vegas with family of U.S. pilot
November 25, 2021
Las Vegas Review-Journal
Benny believed his destiny was to come to America. After learning english, he served as an interpreter for U.S. military forces in Afghanistan when he was just a teenager. After graduating from college, he worked for a U.S. government contractor.
Legal Aid Center designated Statewide Victim Assistance Center
November 2, 2021
The Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada was recently designated to provide statewide assistance and support for victims. Lawmakers passed Assembly Bill 481 in the 2021 Legislative Session that enabled the Division of Child and Family Services to create the first Statewide Victim Assistance Center to offer support services, training and technical assistance to communities.
Several Las Vegas homeowners dealing with fall out from home repair company
September 14, 2021
KTNV LaS Vegas
It's a case involving a controversial contractor local legal experts call the most egregious they've seen. 13 Investigates found there's also a possible conflict of interest leaving customers without the backing they might expect.
End result: Cases like this toilet repair that went down the drain.
13 Action News helps resolve doorbell dispute
August 24, 2021
KTNV 13 Action News
When you pay for a service, you expect good customer service. Unfortunately, sometimes it's hard to get answers or you're transferred from one department to another.
Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada hosting free eviction clinics in August
August 2, 2021
8 News Now
The Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada is hosting free clinics to help those at risk of eviction throughout the valley. Staff and volunteers will assist with filing the paperwork required to help you stay in your home.
Tenants throughout Las Vegas valley report rising rent costs
July 19, 2021
KTNV Las Vegas
Rents are on the rise! Throughout the Las Vegas valley, tenants are seeing the price to rent their apartment going up and they're wondering what they can do about it.
Susy Vasquez, the executive director of the Nevada State Apartment Association, says lack of supply is driving the increase in rent prices. She says, normally, southern Nevada would have 10,000-11,000 units available this time of year. But right now, there are only about 7,200. She blames the 40,000 people who moved to Clark County last year for driving up the demand.
Those with minor warrants issued in NLV have chance to ‘get their lives back on track’
June 25, 2021
Las Vegas Sun
Today, thousands of Las Vegas Valley motorists are one traffic stop away from being handcuffed and taken to jail for unpaid tickets. A recently passed state law set to decriminalize such infractions and offer motorists a reprieve doesn’t kick in until Jan. 1, 2023.
Official: At least 100K Nevadans are at risk of eviction
June 9, 2021
Las Vegas Sun
Social services providers across Southern Nevada are encouraging tenants still struggling to pay their rent to apply for pandemic housing relief before it’s too late.
Jim Berchtold, an attorney with the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada, told a crowd gathered Wednesday morning for a housing resource presentation at the Desert Breeze Community Center that an estimated 100,000 to 140,000 Nevadans are at risk of eviction. Nevada’s eviction moratorium ended on May 31, and eviction notices are going out in local courts.
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- Vegas Strong Resiliency Center recognized for victim services