LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Tenants in Las Vegas are breathing a sigh of relief after Gov. Sisolak announced a new statewide residential eviction moratorium will be signed on Monday and go through March 2021.
Gov. Sisolak said he must reinstate it to make sure folks can stay home amid the surge in COVID-19 cases.
The moratorium does not relieve renters of paying rent to their landlords, and the state has created programs for landlords and tenants to be able to work on repayment plans.
13 HELPS:Coronavirus Resource Guide
Makenzy Swanson has been unemployed due to the pandemic, and her fiance is self-employed and has had a hard time finding work.
They were in fear of losing their home.
“We were served a seven-day notice and we were doing everything on our end to get that taken care of and it wasn’t looking so good so this extension is super helpful,” says Swanson.
A study from the Aspen Institute shows more than 418,000 Nevadans, or nearly 182,000 households, are at risk of eviction by the end of December.
STAY UP TO DATE: Continuing coverage of the coronavirus pandemic