As rural homelessness increases, HUD aims money at helping people without access to shelters

BY: - September 14, 2022

The Department of Housing and Urban Development has opened up millions of dollars in funding for groups serving unhoused people in rural areas — an unprecedented move by the agency, say housing advocates. People living in cars, parks, and on the street at night, which the agency labels unsheltered homelessness, has increased across the nation, […]

County awards $120 million to create and preserve 3,100 affordable housing units

BY: - September 7, 2022

Clark County commissioners approved nearly $120 million in federal funding Tuesday that will create or rehabilitate about 3,100 units in efforts to address the affordable housing crisis.  Many of the projects are aimed at housing for renters who earn between 50% to 60% of area median income, which Deputy County Manager Kevin Schiller said is […]

Vacation rentals enjoy record July

BY: - August 25, 2022

The addition of “hundreds of thousands of new listings online” in the last year  allowed vacationers to spend more than 23 million nights in short-term rentals last month, according to AirDNA, a short-term rental data analyst. That’s up 18% from last year. The number of vacation rentals in the U.S. reached 1.39 million in July, […]

Told need ‘has not peaked,’ lawmakers allocate more ARPA funds for rental assistance

BY: - August 24, 2022

On the same day lawmakers approved millions of dollars to go toward children’s mental health, county officials and legal service providers explained how additional rental relief funding could help alleviate pressure on the child welfare system. Rental assistance and eviction prevention programs prevented a feared tsunami of evictions in the first year of the pandemic, […]

Culinary, stymied by NLV, shifts rent stabilization effort to Clark and Washoe

BY: - August 23, 2022

After being rebuffed by the North Las Vegas City Council, which refused to put its rent stabilization initiative on the November ballot, Culinary Local 226 is expanding its effort to all of Clark and Washoe counties, and targeting politicians who oppose rent stabilization.   Hospitality industry workers are traveling the state “from Reno and Sparks, to […]

UNLV study traces links between unaffordable housing and child mistreatment 

BY: - August 22, 2022

A single mother in Nevada makes ​​$10.50 per hour on minimum wage, or about $21,840.00 a year if she works full time.  And then there’s the rent.  The average rent for a one-bedroom apartment in Las Vegas is by one estimate $1,372, and for a two-bedroom, $1,622 – $16,464 or $19,464 annually. Even at hourly […]

Layoffs feared as new home sales plummet in July

BY: - August 11, 2022

Builders in Southern Nevada sold 434 homes in July, down from 713 the previous month, according to analyst Home Builders Research, sparking concerns about rippling economic effects. Sales of new homes in the valley peaked this year at 1,256 in March. “I’ve heard of one builder making some layoffs but I don’t know any details […]

NLV went way out of its way to slam the door on rent stabilization, critics say

BY: - August 9, 2022

The City North Las Vegas sided with its city clerk’s interpretation of the law used to reject the Culinary Union’s rent stabilization ballot initiative, but some experts think the union has a legal case and city officials reached their decision through a “bad faith” reading of state law.  The Culinary Union intends to sue the […]

Vacation rental owners sue state, Clark County over new law 

BY: - August 4, 2022

An association representing vacation rental owners in Southern Nevada is asking a judge to enjoin the state and Clark County from enforcing what it says are unconstitutional regulations imposed last month on the so-called ‘Airbnb’ industry, and to declare the state and local laws unconstitutional.  A state law passed in 2021 required the county, which […]

Southern Nevada homeless count finds more people on the streets

BY: - August 3, 2022

After a steady decline in homelessness over the last several years, recent data found an uptick in people living on the streets this year, including families.   The recent results from the 2022 Point-in-Time Count and Survey, conducted in February, showed the largest increase in homelessness since 2019 and found 5,645 people experiencing homelessness. The number […]

Motivation key for sellers as real estate market steadies 

BY: - August 1, 2022

The long-anticipated end to a frenetic and unsustainable real estate market is a relief to prospective buyers who have been waiting for the market to cool, but a blow to sellers, especially those caught off guard by the rapid turn.  “I have one seller who is not lowering their price because I think they haven’t […]

Congressional probe labels Siegel Group’s eviction practices ‘uniquely egregious’

BY: - July 29, 2022

Though a recent U.S. House committee investigation revealed Siegel Suites used abusive tactics to force people out during the pandemic and evicted tenants even as they waited on rental assistance, the damage is already done for Ashima Carter.  Carter received an eviction notice in March 2021 even though she was approved for rental assistance from […]