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Legal Aid Center in the News

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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January 16, 2020

Nevada Public Radio
Mike Prevatt

Hours after the smoke cleared from the December 21 Alpine Motel Apartments fire, investigators said the culprit appeared to be a stove. 

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January 6, 2020

Las Vegas Review-Journal 
Alexis Egeland

The Vegas Strong Resiliency Center continues to offer services to survivors of the Route 91 Harvest festival shooting, now in a larger space.

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December 9, 2019

Public News Service

Truancy rates are high and graduation rates are low – especially for Nevada's 4,200 children in foster care – and child advocates say systemic change is needed.

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November 22, 2019

The Nevada Independent
Riley Snyder

A national trade group for payday lenders is asking state officials to ignore state laws governing high-interest loans while it works to implement regulations for a pilot program allowing a limited number of companies to offer unique financial products outside of existing regulations.

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October 25, 2019

Telemundo Las Vegas

November 15, 2019

Nevada Current
Jennifer Solis

Being poor is expensive. And it’s even more so for those who have no or only limited access to banking.

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