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COVID-19 housing assistance program available for North Las Vegas residents

Posted at 6:28 PM, Oct 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-07 15:27:00-04

NORTH LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The City of North Las Vegas announced a new COVID-19 relief program that is aimed at helping residents recover from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

NLV says it is collaborating with Clark County to provide a safety net for North Las Vegas residents who have experienced COVID-related financial hardships.

The CARES Housing Assistance Program (CHAP) serves residents of Clark County who have suffered substantial financial hardship and now lack sufficient income or resources available to pay their housing costs because of the COVID-19 emergency or the response to the emergency.

"Housing security is one of the most pressing issues facing our community during these unprecedented times," said Mayor John Lee. "We are proud to partner with Clark County to help our residents stay in the safe place they know as their home."

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Residents of North Las Vegas who can demonstrate financial impact due to COVID-19 may now apply for CHAP assistance directly through the city’s application portal here.

Please note that anyone currently receiving a subsidy from another rental assistance program or living in public housing is ineligible for CHAP assistance. All assistance will be paid directly to your landlord/mortgage company or utility.

NLVCares CHAP will:

-Be available to NLV residents with less than $3,000 in liquid assets who can demonstrate a financial impact due to COVID (reduction of pay/hours, furlough, unemployment, reduction in business income).

-Require landlords to participate and approve payments, including certifying they will not evict tenants for whom assistance is received.

-Provide funding to cover past due rent/mortgage and associated late fees for the period of March 1, 2020 – Nov. 30, 2020.

The online application portal will be available beginning Wednesday, Oct. 7. It is only open to those with residences located within the City of North Las Vegas.

If you live outside of North Las Vegas and would like to apply for CHAP assistance, please visit here and apply with one of the listed community partners.