LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Thousands of Nevadans could be facing homelessness for the first time.
Many people across the state have been facing eviction since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. The moratorium in Nevada expires in one month, but a new law could protect renters.
Gov. Steve Sisolak ordered an eviction moratorium in late March, protecting Nevadans from housing insecurity during the COVID-19 pandemic. That moratorium expires on Sept. 1, meaning landlords can start kicking tenants out again if they can't pay their rent.
Monday, state lawmakers passed a bill that would buy renters a little bit more time.
About 300,000 people across Nevada could lose their homes. In an effort to prevent a backlog in the court system, and keep people in their home, renters would be able to remain in place for 30 days while they work out some sort of mediation with their landlord.
13 Action News Reporter Marissa Kynaston has more on what this could mean for you. Watch in the player above.