An entire apartment building was boarded up after North Las Vegas city inspectors deemed the property unlivable and unsafe.
The Las Haciendas apartments located near North Las Vegas Blvd. and Carey Ave. received the distinction Monday after a lengthy eviction process, according to city officials.
Delen Goldberg a spokesperson for North Las Vegas said the building had become a known problem to North Las Vegas Police and new ownership at the property issued eviction warnings for all 25 units in February.
"Squatters, prostitution, and illegal gang activity" were among the reported problems.
"We had inspectors out here and they found all sorts of illegal hookups for power and [electrical] cords going from unit to unit, and the water had been shut off for non-payment," said Goldberg.
Some people living at the property said North Las Vegas Police and the constable came by beginning at 8 a.m. to begin the eviction.
"All the families are being put out," said Armando Lopez, who had been living at the apartment building.
"We are just on stand-by while our house is boarded up," he added.
Lopez said he paid rent but was unable to provide Contact 13 a current rental agreement.
Goldberg said none of the people living in the building had current agreements.
North Las Vegas Police arrested at least 1 person during the eviction process.
City officials said the owner plans to hire a security officer and put of a fence to protect the property.
Contact 13 called the number listed for the apartments but the number has been disconnected.