Legal Aid Center in the News
Eviction Protection Program launched as moratorium deadline nears
May 20, 2021
Caroline Bleakley, Joe Moeller
Thousands of Southern Nevadans are struggling to stay in their homes and could be facing eviction, but local leaders and agencies have collaborated to help those facing an eviction notice. Gov. Steve Sisolak’s eviction moratorium expires on May 31, and the CDC’s eviction moratorium expires on July 1.
Nevada’s eviction ban ends, CDC moratorium still in effect
June 1, 2021
Las Vegas Review Journal
The holiday weekend finished on a low note for many Nevadans who have been unable to pay rent since last year. The state’s eviction moratorium ended Monday, allowing landlords to serve eviction notices for nonpayment of rent.
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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The eviction moratorium was extended. What should landlords and tenants be doing?
April 16, 2021
The Nevada Independent
Leaders in the Legislature say they are considering a way to speed up the backlogged process of distributing hundreds of millions of dollars of federal rental assistance, but no bill has been introduced with 10 weeks left until a government eviction moratorium lifts. Senate Majority Leader Nicole Cannizzaro (D-Las Vegas) said lawmakers are working on a plan with the Supreme Court and the counties to make sure that rental assistance funds reach those in need, but did not offer details about what that would look like.
Vegas Strong Resiliency Center recognized for victim services
April 23, 2021
Las Vegas Review-Journal
The Vegas Strong Resiliency Center was recognized Friday by the U.S. attorney general’s office for its work with victims of the Oct. 1, 2017, mass shooting on the Strip.
Tens of thousands of rental assistance applications in Clark County backlog as eviction moratorium expiring
March 19, 2021
Two weeks before the expiration of a statewide eviction moratorium, Clark County says it has more than 17,000 applications for rental assistance money still waiting to be processed. The update on the status of federal funds set aside to help people pay overdue rent came at a virtual town hall on Wednesday hosted by Clark County Commissioners Tick Segerblom and William McCurdy II and Las Vegas Councilwoman Olivia Diaz.
Landlords oppose proposed eviction reforms
March 4, 2021
Las Vegas Review-Journal
A bill that would automatically seal eviction records for nonpayment of rent during the pandemic and require landlords to give some tenants longer notice for a no-cause eviction drew vocal opposition in a legislative hearing Thursday from landlord groups..
Experts: Some of President Biden’s executive orders will greatly impact Nevadans
January 21, 2021
Orko Manna, Carolyn Williams
President Joe Biden signed more than a dozen executive orders during the first day of his term. But how much of an impact will those decisions have on Nevadans? One order of particular importance to the Silver State fortifies the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) immigration program, which shields certain people who came to the U.S. as children from deportation.
Multiple obstructions stand between immigrants and rental assistance
December 8, 2020
Like many people during the pandemic, Cristina found herself abruptly unemployed for the first time in five years after the embroidery business she worked for closed down. But the $1,500 a month in rent she pays, which has kept her and her three children, ages 13, 17 and 18, housed during the health crisis, was still due each month.
Federal moratorium isn’t enough to prevent some evictions in Nevada
November 17, 2020
Enrique González was already facing tough times when he had his hours as a cook at the Aria Resort and Casino cut to two or three days a week and saw the unemployment checks that buoyed him earlier in the pandemic dwindle to nothing some weeks. But he was still shocked last Tuesday morning when authorities showed up to his door, gave him 15 minutes to grab essentials and booted him from the home he’s lived in for five years. González has a pending application for government-funded rental assistance and has invoked a federal eviction moratorium in effect until the end of the year, but it was still ineffective against a court order that he be removed.
New online tool to help Las Vegas residents facing eviction
October 29, 2020
KTNV Las Vegas
Las Vegas residents facing summary eviction action may avoid a trip to the Regional Justice Center by using online filing from a computer or cellular telephone. The process is user-friendly; tenants will answer a series of questions and their answers will automatically prepare the required legal documents.
Got an eviction notice? New service allows e-filing a response
October 16, 2020
Las Vegas Review-Journal
Renters looking to resolve an eviction notice can skip being in line at the Clark County Regional Justice Center in downtown Las Vegas. A new service by the Civil Law Self-Help Center allows Clark County tenants to file their response to an eviction notice electronically. Tenants previously needed to visit Justice Court to file their signed paperwork.
With state eviction order lifting, what protections do tenants have and how can they use them?
October 15, 2020
Oct. 15 is finally here — the day Gov. Steve Sisolak said a statewide eviction moratorium that lasted more than six months would finally lift in Nevada. But with a federal moratorium in place, what does the deadline really mean?
CDC declaration will help tenants avoid eviction when state’s eviction moratorium expires this week
October 13, 2020
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.