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Saturday, 31 July 2021

Free money for Nevada renters impacted by pandemic

Credit: KTNV Channel 13 Las Vegas
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Free money for Nevada renters impacted by pandemic
Free money for Nevada renters impacted by pandemic

A reminder to renters: the end of Nevada's eviction moratorium is May 31st and for now the Centers for Disease Control eviction moratorium ends on June 30th pending a federal appeal to keep it in place.

This has valley renters looking for answers with the looming deadline.

BOTH ON AIR AND ONLINE.NEVADA’S EVICTIONMORATORIUM IS SET TO EXPIRE ONMAY 31ST.THE FEDERAL MORATORIUMENDS ON JUNE 30......THAT’S PENDING A FEDERALAPPEAL TO KEEP IT IN PLACE.IN THE MEANTIME, RENTERSACROSS THE VALLEY ARE LOOKINGFOR ANSWERS WITH THOSE DEADLINESLOOMING.13 ACTION NEWS ANCHORTRICIA KEAN HAS WHAT YOU NEED TOKNOW IF YOU’RE BEHIND ON RENT.Nicole Rowe:I WAS LAID OFF FROM ADAYCARE...IT BECAME FULL ON COVID MODE.PARENTS ARE BEING LAID OFF.

NOONE IS COMING IN.

THIS ISHAPPENING.LIKE SO MANY OTHER RENTERS INTHE VALLEY, NICOLE ROWE FOUNDHERSELF FALLING BEHIND ON RENTAFTER LOSING HER JOB DURING THEPANDEMIC.Nicole Rowe:NOT KNOWING WHERE YOU’RE GOINGTO GET MONEY FROM, THE FIRSTTHING I DID WAS APPLY FORUNEMPLOYMENT.THE SECOND THING SHE DID WASREACH OUT TO HER PROPERTYMANAGER.KEITH THOMSEN WITH LARGE VISIONPROPERTY MANAGEMENT SAYS NICOLEHAS KEPT HIS OFFICE UPDATEDEVERY STEP OF THE WAY.THAT INCLUDES PROVIDING PROOFSHE’S APPLIED FOR THE CARESHOUSING ASSISTANCE PROGRAM ORCHAP.Keith Thomsen:THEY SAY SHE IS APPROVED.

WEHAVE A THING THAT SAYS YOU’REAPPROVED.

BUT SHE HASN’T BEENASSIGNED A CASE WORKER.DESPITE NICOLE BEING BEHIND ONRENT, THOMSEN SAYS SHE WON’T BEEVICTED COME JUNE FIRST.Keith Thomsen:IF YOU ARE COMMUNICATING, YOU’REDOING WHAT YOU’RE SUPPOSED TODO, WE WILL WORK WITH YOU.Jim Berchtold:WE ARE STILL TALKING TO PEOPLEEVERY DAY, TENANTS EVERY DAY WHOSAY WAIT A MINUTE, THERE’S AMORATORIUM?

WAIT A MINUTE,THERE’S RENTAL ASSISTANCE I CANAPPLY FOR?CONSUMER RIGHTS ATTORNEY, JIMBERCHTOLD, WITH THE LEGAL AIDCENTER OF SOUTHERN NEVADA SAYSRENTERS NEED TO KNOW THERE’SHOPE.MILLIONS IN FEDERAL FUNDING ISAVAILABLE TO ANY TENANT IMPACTEDBY THE PANDEMIC.Jim Berchtold:THE EFFORT TO GET THATINFORMATION OUT TO TENANTS HASFAILED...TENANTS ABSOLUTELY NEED TOAPPLY.THIS CLARK COUNTY WEBSITE CANGET YOU STARTED.JUST BE SURE TO HAVE PHOTO IDAND A COPY OF YOUR LEASE.THEN CONTACT YOUR LANDLORD.Jim Berchtold:IT’S ABSOLUTELY CRITICAL.

THEREIS NO DOWNSIDE TO COMMUNICATINGWITH YOUR LANDLORD THROUGH THISPROCESS BECAUSE ULTIMATELY TOGET THE MONEY ISSUED FROM CHAP,THE LANDLORD HAST TO SIGN A TAXFORM.BERCHTOLD ADMITS SOME LANDLORDSMAY NOT COOPERATE.IF YOU RECEIVE AN EVICTIONNOTICE, BE SURE TO FILE ARESPONSE WITH THE COURT.Jim Berchtold:IF YOU RECEIVE FIVE EVICTIONNOTICES, YOU HAVE TO RESPOND TOALL FIVE.

EACH ONE IS A SEPARATEEVICTION NOTICE.

TENANTSABSOLUTELY NEED TO PROTECTTHEMSELVES.AS FOR LARGE VISION PROPERTYMANAGEMENT, THEY’RE DOING WHATTHEY CAN TO HELP.Keith Thomsen:WE HAVE WORKED WITH OUR TENANTS.WE’VE MADE PAYMENT PLANS.

WE’VEDONE EVERYTHING WE CAN.NICOLE SAYS SHE’S THANKFUL FORTHE HELP AND ADVISES ANYONE ELSEHAVING ISSUES PAYING RENT TOCONTACT THEIR LANDLORD.Nicole Rowe:THEY DON’T KNOW YOUR SITUATIONUNLESS YOU GIVE THEM THEINFORMATION.

YOU HAVE TO BEWILLING TO SPEAK AND HAVE THATOPEN LINE OF COMMUNICATION.WE HAVE MORE INFORMATIONON FUNDING THROUGH THE CARESHOUSING ASSISTANCE PROGRAM,

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