Las Vegas, Nevada 2021-07-28 20:10:00 –
Las Vegas (FOX5)-State and local authorities are urging tenants to protect themselves from evictions due to nonpayment of rent.
On Wednesday, Governor Steve Sisorak addressed the Nevadans via a live stream prior to the end of the eviction moratorium on peasants under the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on July 31st. The Nevada peasant eviction moratorium ended on May 31st.
“As the pandemic changed and evolved, so did our approach to the moratorium. Evacuation through a rental assistance program with state and county partners, a mediation program with the court system, and more recently with the NV State Assembly. The so-called “glide pass” for.
The Governor referred to Act of Parliament 486, which was passed by the Nevada State Assembly. It aims to keep tenants at home by directly paying the landlord $ 360 million in federal support. According to the law, if a tenant has a pending application for the CARES Housing Assistance Program (CHAP), the court can continue the eviction process.
“This law helps ensure that qualified tenants waiting to process their rental assistance application are protected from unpaid rent evictions,” said Sisorak. “We have a lot of rental assistance available through funding from the federal government, and devoted people of all levels of government work to process those payments directly through the landlord on behalf of the tenants as soon as possible. I am. ”
The president of Home Means Nevada, a non-profit vendor that leads the state’s peasant eviction mediation program, said landlords and tenants must take action to access the rental assistance fund.
“The important thing to keep in mind is that rental assistance is still done through the tenant. Therefore, the AB 486 offers the landlord additional options, but the process must start from the tenant,” Home said. Shannon Chambers, President of Means Nevada, said.
The Chamber of Commerce emphasized that tenants must complete a rental assistance application in order for the law to apply. Applications for rental assistance are available on the Nevada Housing Department website. click here..
The landlord’s application for rental assistance began on August 1st, with the addition of the Chamber of Commerce. This allows landlords to have the same eviction protection as tenants under Parliamentary Bill 486.
Kevin Schiller, Clark County Assistant Manager, said the county is processing 800 to 1,000 CHAP applications per week and has added 350 staff to handle the unprocessed portion of the application. In May, the county said 9,000 applications were pending and some tenants were waiting months for the applications to be processed.
“Since June 2020, Clark County has distributed $ 165 million to serve approximately 90,000 households between utility and rental assistance,” Schiller said.
According to Schiller, Clark County landlords can call 702-455-4071 to access the landlord portal and make quick rent payments through the CHAP program. He also said that the Legal Assistance Center in Southern Nevada has resources for tenants, which can be reached at 702-386-1079.
A full press conference with Governor Sisorak is available here:
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