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Legal Aid Center in the News

April 16, 2021

The Nevada Independent
Jannelle Calderon

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.

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April 23, 2021

Las Vegas Review-Journal
Sabrina Schnur

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.

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March 19, 2021

Nevada Independent
Janelle Calderon

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. 

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March 4, 2021

Las Vegas Review-Journal
Bill Dentzer

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..

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January 21, 2021

8 NewsNow
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.

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December 8, 2020

Nevada Independent
Michael Lyle

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.

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November 17, 2020

Nevada Independent
Michelle Rindells

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.

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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.

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October 16, 2020

Las Vegas Review-Journal
Subrina Hudson

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.

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October 15, 2020

Nevada Independent
Michelle Rindels

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?

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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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