The Nevada State Treasurer’s Office and Clark County announced that new applications for the CARES Housing Assistance Program (CHAP) have been paused in Clark County.
Based on preliminary data, agencies say the number of requests for rental assistance in Clark County likely utilizes all funding currently allocated for the program.
More than 25,000 people have inquired about the program and are currently in the application process.
Officials will continue to evaluate the program to determine if future applications can be accepted.
Clark County will continue working with its 14 non-profit community partners to process applications that have already been submitted. Tenants who have previously reached out to one of these non-profits for rental assistance will have their application processed as soon as possible.
The program will continue accepting applications from residents living outside of Clark County through the Reno Housing Authority and the Nevada Rural Housing Authority until funds are exhausted.
The State of Nevada approved $30 million in Coronavirus Relief Funds for the Program, which has been supported by an additional $30 million allocated by Clark County.
The total statewide funding breakdown for the Program is as follows:
- $50 million to Clark County with $20 million coming from the State to meet excess demand;
- $5 million to the Reno Housing Authority; and
- $5 million to the Nevada Rural Housing Authority.
The majority of applicants are requesting between two and three months of assistance to cover missed rental payments that occurred during the eviction moratorium.
Payments have started being dispersed to landlords and will continue over the next few weeks.