The Nevada Housing Coalition is actively monitoring the COVID-19 situation and the impacts to affordable housing in Nevada, including to the providers and developers and to the tenants. We are compiling housing information and resources for our partners and individuals here. If you have resources that can help or if you have questions, please contact Christine Hess, the Nevada Housing Coalition Executive Director.
State of Nevada’s $30 million residential rental assistance program now taking applications
To apply, go to: housing.nv.gov
The CARES Housing Assistance Program is being administered by the Nevada Housing Division in coordination with Clark County Social Services, the Reno Housing Authority, and the Nevada Rural Housing Authority.
The State of Nevada is providing $30 million to support the Program using Coronavirus Relief Funds authorized under the CARES Act. Funds under the State Program will also provide additional support to the existing $30 million in rental assistance which has been allocated by Clark County.
Rental assistance funds will be offered as a grant to eligible Nevada tenants and are not required to be paid back. Funds will be awarded on a first-come-first serve basis and will be paid directly to landlords on behalf of tenants.
In order to be eligible for funds, applicants:
Tenants who have been financially impacted by COVID-19 and have missed rent payments are encouraged to visit housing.nv.gov to begin the application process.
Applicants will be directed to the appropriate housing agency based on their county of residence. Upon successful completion of the application, tenants will be notified upon approval and funds will be disbursed directly to the tenant’s landlord. Funds will be provided on a first-come-first-serve basis.
From our Governor, our municipalities, state agencies to nonprofits, resources and information are being updated and distributed constantly. The situation locally is constantly evolving. We have included here some links to some resources that may be helpful for you.
If you are a tenant and have questions about rental assistance or are concerned about eviction, some helpful resources are below.
Rental Assistance and Other Support Services
Nevada 2-1-1: Nevada 2-1-1, a program of Money Management International, is committed to helping Nevadans connect with the services they need
United Way of Southern Nevada: The United Way of Southern Nevada unites community to improve people’s lives from cradle to career. They have created the Emergency Assistance and Community Needs Fund to assist those impacted by Coronavirus-19 (COVID-19). They have also created a map of services that can be found here.
Nevada Legal Services: Nevada Legal Services, Inc. is a non-profit organization providing free legal services to low income Nevadans.
Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada: The mission of the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada is the preservation of access to justice and the provision of quality legal counsel, advice and representation for individuals who are unable to protect their rights because they cannot afford an attorney.
Washoe Legal Services: Washoe Legal Services is a non-profit organization that provides free and low cost legal services to Northern Nevada.
Business Support Including Landlords (does include certain nonprofits)
If you are a landlord, you are likely facing hardships relative to COVID-19. We will post resources as we become aware of them as well.
The Small Business Owner’s Guide to the CARES Act : The programs and initiatives in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act that was just passed by Congress are intended to assist business owners with whatever needs they have right now. When implemented, there will be many new resources available for small businesses, as well as certain nonprofits and other employers.
IN NEVADA AND BEYOND
As we work hard, like you, to stay abreast of this fluid and quickly changing situation, we find the following links below to provide timely and helpful updates.
The official resource from the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services and the Governor's Office
One of Nevada Housing Coalition's national partners and resources provides up-to-date information on the federal happenings. Our NHC Executive Director participates in the weekly updates from NLIHC and housing coalition partners from around the country. They recently released some timely and relevant communication about the federal aid package for coronavirus.
Our country's guiding entity for factual medical information about COVID-19
NEVADA HOUSING COALITION GATHERING DATA
As we continue to work through this, the Nevada Housing Coalition is looking at data and providing easy-to-understand graphics to help us continue telling the story about affordable housing and the great need in Nevada...and now the current and anticipated impacts from COVID-19.
Creating sustainable solutions through community awareness, capacity building, and advocacy to ensure housing options for all Nevadans