Housing

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Sisolak: “There is not another state extension of the eviction moratorium coming”

BY: - July 29, 2021

As the federal eviction moratorium ends Saturday, Gov. Steve Sisolak says the structures put in place, including legislation that connects the eviction process to rental assistance applications, are enough to prevent at risk Nevadans from being locked out.  Though Covid-19 cases have been rising, prompting the return of other mitigation efforts such as mask mandates, […]

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Long housing voucher wait lists prompt calls for action in reconciliation bill

BY: - July 23, 2021

Nevadans wait an average of 38 months, more than three years, to receive housing vouchers, according to a report released Thursday by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.  And unless the federal government expands and intensifies its meager housing voucher program, those wait times won’t be getting any shorter, the report concludes. The group […]

House launches probe of moratorium-defying evictions at weekly apartments

BY: - July 22, 2021

Throughout the pandemic, legal groups, housing justice organizers and tenants have warned that weekly stay apartments have been ousting renters despite federal and local protections.  Bailey Bortolin, the statewide advocacy, outreach and policy director for the Nevada Coalition of Legal Service Providers, likened actions taken by some corporate landlords to circumvent eviction moratoria as “driving […]

Clark County hears ideas for spending $440 million in ARP housing money

BY: - July 15, 2021

With $440 million that Clark County will receive from the American Rescue Plan Act, commissioners see the rare allotment of federal funding as a gift to not only invest in the recovery of Southern Nevada but also to fix Southern Nevada’s housing crisis.  County Commissioners sought feedback from nonprofits and social service providers Wednesday to […]

Against all odds, Las Vegas housing market defies experts 

BY: - July 6, 2021

Las Vegas, dubbed the riskiest housing market in the nation less than a year ago by real estate analyst CoreLogic, is on track to price the working class out of the market by the end of the year, says Las Vegas Realtors president Aldo Martinez, and Wall Street is scrambling to scoop up the rentals […]

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Vacation rental prices skyrocket for summer

BY: - July 1, 2021

That Fourth of July getaway in the vacation home of your dreams is likely to cost more this year than pre-COVID.   Vacation rental rates are up more than 50% from 2019 in some locations, according to the website TripstoDiscover.com, which found price increases may be thwarting travel to favored destinations in favor of less expensive […]

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Biden administration extends federal eviction moratorium for one final month

BY: - June 24, 2021

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration on Thursday extended a national moratorium on evictions for another month, offering what federal officials say will be a final respite while they scramble to beef up other help for renters that could mitigate a wave of evictions once the legal protection does expire. The added month of federal eviction relief […]

More mortgage assistance on the way — eventually

BY: - June 23, 2021

Mortgage assistance may be coming soon for Nevada homeowners who have been impacted by the covid-19 pandemic. Nevada is set to receive $121 million in Homeowner Assistance Funds, approved as part of the American Rescue Plan. On Tuesday, the state Legislature’s Interim Finance Committee accepted the first 10% of those funds. Lawmakers welcomed the additional […]

‘Outmaneuvered:’ Housing justice advocates reflect on session, look to future

BY: - June 21, 2021

Before the pandemic hit, Quentin Savwoir, the deputy director of Make it Work Nevada, would often go into the community and hear about economic issues such as the lack of child care options, pay equity issues and insufficient paid leave policies.  While those obstacles haven’t gone away, COVID-19 and the subsequent shutdown that resulted in […]

Mayors of U.S. cities plead for federal funds to alleviate housing crisis

BY: - June 15, 2021

WASHINGTON—The mayors of cities in Ohio, Montana and Arizona stressed the need for affordable housing to be included in any congressional infrastructure package during a Tuesday hearing before the U.S. Senate Banking, Housing & Urban Affairs Committee. Mayors Daniel Horrigan of Akron, Ohio, Cyndy Andrus of Bozeman, Mont., and Corey Woods of Tempe, Ariz., all said […]

As eviction moratorium eases, overwhelmed renters turn to nonprofit for legal help

BY: - June 15, 2021

After six years of renting their home, Angelica Apodaca and Jose Erbella were given a 30-day eviction notice this month after learning the owner had sold the property. It was followed up by a seven-day notice for unpaid rent.  Parish Packer, who fell behind rent by nearly $4,000 while she was searching for work, received […]

Housing boom fails to spur revitalization of Historic Westside

BY: - June 14, 2021

As buyers frantically plunk down tens of thousands of dollars over asking price to secure homes in the hottest real estate market in 15 years, Las Vegas’ Historic Westside remains blighted, littered with vacant lots, boarded up shacks and property values that lag the rest of the valley. In May, the median price of a […]