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Clark County awaiting further clarification for CARES Act rental assistance

Posted at 7:09 PM, Jan 27, 2021

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — CARES Housing Assistance Program (CHAP) helps those impacted by the pandemic with rental assistance.

Clark County says the program is paused as they wait on clarification of additional requirements.

A notice on the county's website in regards to the program:

"The recently passed Federal legislation for the new Rent Assistance Program provides assistance for rent and utility balances. The CHAP application website was recently updated with new eligibility requirements to be in compliance with the new legislation. Clark County is waiting on clarification of additional requirements that are mandated in the new legislation in order to begin processing CHAP applications that were submitted as of January 4, 2021. Clark County residents are encouraged to submit a CHAP application. Residents will be notified when application processing begins under the new legislation requirements.

To check the status of applications submitted prior to Dec. 30, 2020, please go to CHAP.ClarkCountyNV.gov, login to your account and go to your Dashboard. For CHAP program questions, contact CHAPinfo@ClarkCountyNV.gov and CHAPayuda@ClarkCountyNV.gov in Spanish.

Thank you for your patience. Please continue to check back here for program updates."

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When we reached out to the county for comment a spokesperson said: "As the message to the applicants says, the initial CHAP funds are exhausted but there are additional (different) funds for rental assistance. The applications in the queue will be processed for the new funds and the applicants will be contacted by a caseworker."