Flood of rental assistance, eviction bans not enough to resolve some Nevada housing conundrums
Demolition of 70-year-old church adds to a history of vacant lots in the Historic Westside
April 25th, 2021 - 2:00am
From the infamous waves of demolitions of the Moulin Rouge Hotel and Casino, the first racially integrated casino in Las Vegas, to the quiet removal of less flashy community landmarks, seeing buildings that hold historic and emotional value to residents get reduced to dust have left many with feelings of resentment and skepticism toward the city.
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Blame for death of affordable housing bills falls on special interest groups, lack of legislative prioritization
April 20th, 2021 - 2:00am
Though a majority of the bills surrounding tenants’ rights and evictions survived the first legislative deadline in early April, a cluster of affordable housing measures that supporters emphasized would give local governments more tools to address the housing crisis ended up on the cutting room floor.
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Builders, affordable housing advocates clash over bills that could increase fees for developers
Lawmakers step back from plan to abolish rapid summary evictions, instead aim to study issue
Bill giving tenants more notice before increased rent openly embraced; landlord registry receives less enthusiasm
April 6th, 2021 - 2:00am
But on Monday, both housing advocates and landlords said they support proposed legislation that would give renters more of a heads up on rent increases, even as there was a less warm reception for a bill that would create a statewide landlord database and registry.
Removing sunsets on affordable housing tax credit program provides one step to addressing housing crisis, lawmakers say
April 1st, 2021 - 9:30am
Developers looking to build affordable housing have to layer federal funding with other financing solutions, Ratti said, explaining that SB284 — heard Tuesday in the Senate Revenue and Economic Development committee — would provide another layer of support to the proverbial lasagna that is Nevada's affordable housing market.
Bill proposing property tax floor increase receives icy reception
Sisolak extends state-level eviction moratorium for 2 more months; federal protections last for 3
March 30th, 2021 - 3:20pm
Sisolak announced the move in a virtual press conference on Tuesday. He framed it as a way to allow time for backlogged rental assistance programs to disburse federal funds allocated to help tenants rather than sending unused money back to Washington D.C.
Bill giving tenants more rights to reclaim their security deposits draws flurry of landlord criticism
March 25th, 2021 - 2:00am
SB218 comes on the heels of a previous tenants’ rights measure Ratti sponsored in 2019 — SB151 — that capped late fees landlords could charge. That stirred up a hornet’s nest of opposition from groups including the Nevada Association of REALTORS, and Ratti said it prompted some landlords to retaliate by eliminating grace periods for late payments and inventing new fees.
Tens of thousands of rental assistance applications in Clark County backlog as eviction moratorium expiring
Indy Explains: Housing affordability and lack of supply
Bill to give tenants more notice before evictions faces pushback from landlords who say it makes renting unviable
Southern Nevada apartment rents up, vacancies down in 2020, despite economic toll of pandemic
As time ticks on current relief, Las Vegas judge blocks Sisolak's attempt to label evictions 'non-essential'
Federal moratorium isn’t enough to prevent some evictions in Nevada
November 17th, 2020 - 2:00am
While a statewide eviction moratorium lapsed in mid-October, Gov. Steve Sisolak has said the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s moratorium should help families still on the brink of losing their homes. But many evictions are taking place anyway, amid what appears to be a difference in opinion between courts and tenant advocates over how broad the CDC moratorium’s protections extend.
Through new online system, Las Vegas residents facing eviction can defend selves without trip to court
October 29th, 2020 - 10:58am
The tool provided by the Las Vegas Justice Court allows people who have been served an eviction notice, but can’t pay the rent that’s due or otherwise address the underlying reason for their eviction, to file an answer in court. A tenant filing an answer triggers a process that results in a court setting a hearing date on the eviction.
With state eviction order lifting, what protections do tenants have and how can they use them?
October 15th, 2020 - 2:00am
Gov. Sisolak, at a press conference on Wednesday, pointed to the CDC moratorium as his response to Nevadans fearful that the end of the state directive might mean they’re booted from their homes. And he said he didn’t plan to extend the parallel state protections, saying doing so would be “duplicative.”
State leaders: Eviction aid could evaporate before worst of housing crisis hits Nevada
October 9th, 2020 - 1:28pm
“There won't be as much use this fall for the eviction program because of the presence of the CDC moratorium ... and come January, there'll be no moratorium but there'll be no money to be able to handle eviction mediations,” Hardesty said. “That seems to me to be a problem.”