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Help available for Southern Nevadans facing eviction because of pandemic

31 percent of renters did not pay rent in April
Posted at 1:31 PM, May 20, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-28 03:59:37-04

On Aug. 26, the Supreme Court blocked a temporary federal ban put in place to stop evictions due to the pandemic, leaving questions about how the move impacts Nevadans.

The answer is, it doesn't. Experts say the federal moratorium that was blocked did not apply to Nevada because the state has its own protections in place to help tenants from getting evicted and to apply for rental assistance through Assembly Bill 486.

AB4 86 requires landlords to give tenants a three-month stay if they respond to an eviction notice and say they've applied for rental assistance.

That said, tenants must take action. If they do not, landlords can move forward with the eviction process.

Below are some resources and stories related to evictions.


The Southern Nevada Prevention Program is a program meant to help qualifying households by paying up to 12 months of back rent and providing legal advice and mediation between tenants and landlords.

  • A tenant who receives an eviction notice should promptly file a response with the local Justice Court identified on the notice and select mediation in their response.
  • Responses may be filed online or via email with some courts.
  • Tenants may also file responses in person at court or at outreach events hosted by the Legal Aid Center.
  • Tenants who need assistance with their response, or other steps in the process should contact the Legal Aid Center at (702) 386-1070.
  • As with other CHAP applicants, tenants facing eviction will be required to provide financial and other documentation and fall under strict income limits.
  • A household of four must have made less than $60,000 in 2020 to qualify for existence.



Aug. 27, 2021: Nevada tenants facing eviction will not be impacted by end of federal eviction ban
Aug. 26. 2021: Supreme Court allows evictions to resume during pandemic
Aug. 3, 2021: CDC authorizes new eviction moratorium
Aug. 1, 2021: Federal eviction moratorium expires leaving renters at risk of homelessness amid a pandemic
July 27, 2021: End of the Eviction Moratorium: What next?
July 26, 2021: Las Vegas renters have rights but they must take action
May 25, 2021: Las Vegas courts prepare for surge in eviction cases as moratorium ends May 31
May 24, 2021: Free money for Nevada renters impacted by pandemic
May 20, 2021: Las Vegas, Clark County leaders share update on available eviction assistance program
April 27, 2021: Nevada panel to address housing rights, resources ahead of eviction moratorium expiration
March 31, 2021: Vegas-area attorney worries about wave of evictions after moratorium ends
March 30, 2021: Gov. Steve Sisolak extends Nevada’s eviction moratorium for 2 months
March 29, 2021: Federal eviction moratorium extension causing concern for landlords in Nevada
March 22, 2021: Tenants, landlords still waiting for rental assistance as eviction moratorium looms
Dec. 23, 2020: Eviction moratorium and rental assistance discussed during town hall
Dec. 15, 2020: WATCH Q&A: Legal Aid Center answers questions on CDC, Nevada eviction moratoriums