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Las Vegas could face eviction crisis amid pandemic

Posted at 10:44 PM, Aug 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-18 01:47:32-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Thousands are struggling to pay rent which means Las Vegas could be facing an evictions crisis.

Researchers estimate nearly 250,000 here in Clark County risk being evicted starting next month.

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Renters make up 47% of households and 38% of renters are estimated to be unemployed right now.

Researchers say the crisis can be avoided if state and local policymakers take action.

This research was put together by the Guinn Center in Denver.