Local leaders and agencies collaborate on new program to help those facing eviction notices

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – Thousands of Southern Nevadans are in trouble because they know the possibility of eviction is near.

“Eviction is a very sensitive and emotional issue,” said Shannon Chambers, president of Home Means Nevada.

Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak’s eviction moratorium expires at the end of the month and the CDC’s eviction moratorium expires July 1, but local leaders have come up with a new program that would help these tenants stay at home. them.

“To see a thoughtful plan put in place that connects tenants with legal aid and mediation is very encouraging as we see the moratorium lifted,” said Jim Berchtold of the Southern Nevada Legal Aid Center.

The program is called the “Southern Nevada Eviction Prevention Program”.

It has a variety of resources that tenants and landlords can use to determine their next step. Deputy County Director Kevin Schiller says several agencies are joining forces.

“What this will provide is a point of connection between the mediators and the CHAP Rental Assistance Program in Clark County; Working with the courts, ”Schiller said.

There are steps Nevadans facing deportation should take in the weeks and months to come.

“The first step is that a tenant has to see if they are eligible, sign a CDC statement and deliver it to their landlord,” Berchtold said.

“Second step, a tenant must apply for rental assistance under the CHAP program. Third step, if a tenant receives an eviction notice, the tenant must file a response with the court of law. Fourth step, when the tenant files his response to the court, the tenant must choose mediation, ”he explained.

Currently, around $ 160 million is available for housing assistance, which should be enough to help 40,000 households.

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