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Nevada’s statewide moratorium prohibiting evictions expired on October 15, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Order that was subsequently issued after Nevada’s moratorium prohibits evictions under certain conditions.
• CDC Order prohibits evictions in Nevada through the end of December 2020, under certain conditions. The CDC Order does not protect tenants from eviction who engage in criminal activity, threaten other residents, damage the property, or violate their lease in some way unrelated to rent or payment; and
• Tenants can invoke the protections under the CDC Order only if they give their landlord a signed declaration and truthfully state that they are unable to pay their rent, have tried to obtain rental assistance, have made their best efforts to pay partial rent, have either received a stimulus payment or will make less than $99,000 this year, and eviction might leave the tenant homeless or forced into a group living situation.
Additional information is available through the following:
• CDC - Access to the CDC Order, the downloadable declaration form, and answers to frequently asked questions at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/covid-eviction-declaration.html
In addition to the ongoing protections offered by the CDC, the State also reminds homeowners, landlords and tenants impacted by COVID-19 that resources are available through state and local government, including assistance with rent and mortgage payments, through a number of programs, including:
• Rent and Mortgage Payment Assistance – To access statewide and local resources and programs offering potential assistance to help with rent, mortgage, or receipt of rental payments, go the portal available through the Nevada Housing Division at https://housing.nv.gov/.
Rental Mediation Program – Senate Bill 1 from the 32nd Special Session of the Nevada Legislature authorizes courts to grant a stay of eviction proceedings if the courts establish a mediation program. Under this authority, the Nevada Supreme Court adopted a new eviction mediation program to steer certain types of eviction cases into mediation in the hopes that landlords and tenants could resolve their disputes themselves, instead of arguing in court, thereby reducing the number of people in the courthouse during the COVID-19 pandemic. For additional information and answers to frequently asked questions, visit http://www.homemnv.org/renter-connect/
Click on the links below and it should take you to the form. You can then print the form out, complete it, and submit it to the court office during business hours.
RENTAL ASSISTANCE INFO (English)
RENTAL ASSISTANCE INFO (Spanish)
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