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WATCH FULL: Evictions moratorium panel answers Las Vegas area housing questions

Posted at 6:27 PM, Aug 03, 2021

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The previous federal eviction moratorium ended four days ago, and on Tuesday evening the Centers for Disease Control put in place a new moratorium that will run through Oct. 3 for counties in the U.S. experiencing substantial and high levels of COVID-19 community transmission.

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With all this back and forth, many in Las Vegas are left wondering what happens next? Will thousands lose their homes? Will landlords ever get their money?

13 Action News hopes to get a little more clarity on this issue.

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On Tuesday we hosted a special panel of experts to discuss the eviction moratorium and answer questions many in the Las Vegas area facing, including both tenants and landlords.

Watch the full three-part discussion below.




Panel members include:

  • Kaila Leavitt, an eviction specialist
  • Susy Vasquez with the Nevada Apartment Association
  • Aaron MacDonald with the Legal Aid of Southern Nevada
  • Chief Justice Melissa Saragosa with the Las Vegas Justice Court

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For the sake of transparency, we do want to note that we extended invitations to Clark County, which is running the rental assistance program, Nevada assembly members, and Nevada's U.S. representatives. All of them declined to address these issues on the panel tonight.