LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The City of Las Vegas is offering a new temporary grant program to provide short-term assistance to city residents who are experiencing housing insecurity due to loss of income related to COVID-19.
Assistance will be provided for up to three months of reasonable rent or mortgage and will be paid directly to the landlord or mortgage company on behalf of eligible program participants.
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The deadline for pre-applications is July 31, 2020, or when funds are exhausted.
Applicants are encouraged to apply immediately; assistance will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis.
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WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
Applicants must be 18 years of age or older and only one (1) pre-application per household will be accepted. Anyone currently receiving a grant from another housing assistance program or living in social housing is not eligible.
To be eligible, applicants must:
- Be a resident of the City of Las Vegas and reside at property located in the City of Las Vegas;
- Have a delinquency notice from a landlord or mortgage company;
- Provide documentation of financial hardship due to COVID-19 i.e. loss of income, reduced hours, layoffs, etc. ;
- Having a lack of assets and savings to pay rent/mortgage; and,
- Provide documentation of future financial management.
Completion of the pre-application does not guarantee placement in the program.
Staff will contact applicants to let them know if they are eligible or not.
Eligible applicants will receive an application to complete and, if approved, funds will be released to the landlord or mortgage company.
The entire process can take four to six weeks.
HOW TO REGISTER
Residents who do not have access to a computer, scanner or internet can schedule an appointment for assistance July 6-9, 2020.
Availability is limited; call 702-229-5935 to schedule an appointment.
For more information about the program, a list of required documents, frequently asked questions and the pre-application form, please visit LasVegasNevada.gov/HousingAssistance.
Those with questions can call 702-229-5935, Monday through Thursday from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., or email [email protected]