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Legal Aid Center in the News

July 8, 2020

Las Vegas Sun Newspaper
Sophia Romero

The COVID-19 pandemic has hurt Americans across the country greatly, and will likely continue to do so. With so many people out of work and struggling, we can expect the plague of predatory lending, abusive debt collection, unfair credit reporting and more to get even worse. 

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June 17, 2020

News 3 Las Vegas

In a joint partnership, the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada and Clark County Commissioner Justin Jones announced the launch of a new project to support small businesses impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.

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June 16, 2020

8 NEWS NOW
Sally Jaramillo

The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated working families’ struggles, sometimes even pushing them into bankruptcy, collections and even divorce.

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April 20, 2020

Las Vegas Review-Journal
Glen Puit

With domestic violence on the rise in the Las Vegas Valley during the COVID-19 pandemic, court officials say they’ve launched a new online system that allows people to apply for temporary protective orders electronically.

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April 23, 2020

Nevada Current
Pashtana Usufzy

As many Americans rejoice in the appearance of government stimulus funds in their bank accounts and others eagerly await deposits and checks, low-income Nevadans and those without permanent housing are likely to face barriers in receiving their cuts of the relief funding.

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April 17, 2020

Nevada Current
Michael Lyle

“Weekly motels have been trying to be sneaky”. When it comes to complaints from tenants about landlords or property managers , the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada usually gets, on average, 225 calls per month. Maybe 250. 

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April 9, 2020

Public News Service

Renters in the U.S. tend to have lower incomes and less stable jobs than homeowners, creating greater anxiety for them during the current health crisis.

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April 6, 2020

Fox 5 KVVU-TV
Jaclyn Schultz

Some laid off employees of a valley company were told they should move from their homes by April 15, and later the company changed course on its decision and informed workers they could leave when able. 

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April 5, 2020

The Nevada Independent
Tabitha Mueller

A tenant getting tased and forcefully removed. Landlords changing card readers and locking people out of their apartments. A coronavirus patient sitting in her room, terrified of being thrown out because property managers will not let her come into the office to pay. 

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March 31, 2020

Las Vegas Sun
Kelcie Grega

Nevadans facing legal issues during the coronavirus pandemic can still seek remote assistance from Legal Aid of Southern Nevada.

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March 27, 2020

Nevada Current
Michael Lyle

Implore governor to protect tenants from ‘deceptive’ landlords. Some tenants at weekly motels are being threatened that they will either be kicked out or have their locks abruptly changed if rent isn’t paid. 

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March 25, 2020

Fox 5 KVVU-TV
Jaclyn Schultz

Thousands of people across the valley worry they cannot pay rent, as April 1 approaches and Gov. Steve Sisolak's mandatory shutdown of nonessential businesses remain in effect. 

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March 27, 2020

Las Vegas Review-Journal
Rachel Crosby

Just weeks ago, Charles Moorehead was making decent money as a personal chef for a local family. But when the pandemic prompted social distancing, he was laid off.

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If you lost your job or are struggling with debt, this toolkit is for you.  It contains information & tips to get you through some of the issues you may be facing as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak.  Click here Click here to go to the toolkit. 

February 26, 2020

Nevada Current
Pashtana Usufzy

Report estimates 1 in 5 Nevadans have some form of medical debt in collections. Across the country, a reckoning is taking place over medical debt stemming from hospital visits.

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