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Slow suit against Rapid Cash loosens up money to help homeless

The payday loan company Rapid Cash is helping people on the verge of homelessness with emergency housing assistance. Sort of. Not really.  The Legal Aid...
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Down payment $$ available for Southern Nevada home buyers

Nevadans who earn less than $98,500 a year may be eligible for as much as $20,000 in down payment assistance.   The federal government is making...

As LV restricts sleeping on sidewalks, orgs expand shelter for homeless LGBTQ

Just as the City of Las Vegas' ordinance banning sleeping and camping on city sidewalk takes effect, a move homeless advocates say criminalizes poverty,...

Twisting, turning trek out of homelessness can be slow, filled with barriers

Diana Diaz experienced homeless for two years before she was approved for social service assistance and got back into stable housing. During that time, she...
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Jail is not a solution to homelessness, officials agree. And yet…

More than 4,600, or 6 percent, of the people booked last year at Clark County Detention Center were identified as homeless. Another 5,200, or 15...
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City’s rush job on ordinance surprises councilman, homeless advocates

Las Vegas City Council's vote on an ordinance criticized for criminalizing homelessness happened in less than 90 seconds -- so quickly that one council...
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Rent rising more slowly, but still faster than inflation

Apartment rents in Las Vegas are still rising, but not as much as in recent years, says a new report from the Nevada State...
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Henderson to consider embracing developers’ worst nightmare

“Anything except inclusionary zoning. Do not bring that up.” That was the immediate response one developer had for a Henderson City Council member after hearing...
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Local data confirms homelessness is criminalized

More than 150 people were thrown in jail last year for possessing a shopping cart. The City of Las Vegas can't confirm how many were...
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2019 selections & reflections from the Nevada Current’s staff

Note: 2019 was the Current’s first full year of publication. To look back on the year, each member of the Nevada Current staff picked...

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