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Nevada’s $30M rental assistance program now taking applications

Posted at 12:50 PM, Jul 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-21 09:42:20-04

Nevada's short-term rental assistance program for those experiencing financial hardship due to COVID-19 is now taking applications.


The CARES Housing Assistance Program is being administered by the Nevada Housing Division in coordination with Clark County Social Services, the Reno Housing Authority, and the Nevada Rural Housing Authority.

The State of Nevada is providing $30 million to support the program using Coronavirus Relief Funds authorized under the CARES Act.

Funds under the State Program will also provide additional support to the existing $30 million in rental assistance which has been allocated by Clark County.

Rental assistance funds will be offered as a grant to eligible Nevada tenants and are not required to be paid back.

Funds will be awarded on a first-come-first-serve basis and will be paid directly to landlords on behalf of tenants.


In order to be eligible for funds, applicants:

  • Must be a tenant in Nevada with a current, active lease in which back-rent is owed
  • Must be able to demonstrate financial hardship due to COVID-19 (loss of employment, reduction in work hours, and/or reduction in wages)
  • Must have a gross annual household income that is at or below 120% of Area Median Income
  • Must not be receiving Federal Voucher Housing Assistance
  • Must have household liquid resources less than $3,000.

Applicants will be directed to the appropriate housing agency based on their county of residence.

Upon successful completion of the application, tenants will be notified upon approval and funds will be disbursed directly to the tenant’s landlord.

Funds will be provided on a first-come-first-serve basis.

For more information and to apply, click here.