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 several 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, click here for the portal available through the Nevada Housing Division.
- 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, click here
- Home Means Nevada (HMN) – offers a portal to access assistance for Nevada homeowners impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, including foreclosure mediation programs.
- Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) – cash assistance – TANF is designed to provide temporary cash assistance for needy families to care for dependent children in their own homes or in the homes of relative caregivers. TANF provides financial and support services such as childcare, transportation, and other services to low-income families with children. Click here to apply.
- Lifeline (phone and internet assistance) – Lifeline is a federal program that lowers the monthly cost of phone and internet. Eligible customers will get up to $9.25 toward their bill. You can only use Lifeline for either phone or internet, but not both. To get Lifeline, find a company near you. Companies that also work with low-income families are Spectrum, Cox, and Frontier.
- CARES Housing Assistance Program (CHAP) – Applicants must demonstrate how COVID-19 impacted the ability of the household to pay rent. Examples of financial impact include (this list is not all inclusive): reduction in work hours, loss of employment, furlough from employment during stay at home order, or a reduction of income due to reduced business income. Assistance may be provided for up to nine (9) months contingent upon the availability of funds.
- Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) – The Department of Housing and Urban Development helps with housing, fair lending, and rental assistance. In addition, they help senior citizens, homelessness, and veterans. For Housing Assistance, click here
- Nevada Housing Search and Listing – Free Rental-housing search and listing site for Nevada. It is updated regularly and always free to search and list. For help searching or listing Nevada Rental housing, call 1-877-428-8844 or visit https://nvhousingsearch.org/
- Renter Assistance – If you are one of the many Nevadans struggling to pay your monthly rent due to being impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Steve Sisolak, in partnership with the Nevada State Treasurer’s office, has created the CARES Housing Assistance Program to provide help.
- Nevada Affordable Housing Assistance Corporation – The Nevada Affordable Housing Assistance Corporation (NAHAC) was specifically chosen by the U.S. Treasury’s Hardest Hit Fund® to help Nevada homeowners in their time of need.
- Home Is Possible – Nevada down payment assistance – Here, you’ll meet our super amazing, gravity-defying homebuyer programs that offer opportunity, savings and yes, bonus money to low- and middle-income Nevadans. If you meet the income limits, credit score minimums and house price maximums, you’ll be well on your way to taking advantage of our homebuyer-friendly programs. How do you get started?
- Southern Nevada Regional Housing Authority (SNVRHA) –SNVRHA is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, Homeownership Voucher, Public Housing Homeownership, Family Self-Sufficiency, Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH), Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV), and Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) programs.
- Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada – Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada: Provides quality legal counsel, advice and representation for individuals who are unable to protect their rights because they cannot afford an attorney.
- Nevada Rural Housing Authority – The Homeowner Connect Portal: Provides the following features and benefits:
- A free self-service portal to assist and provide information to homeowners and consumers and allow participating mortgage servicers to assist and interact with homeowners and consumers exchange documents through the portal
- On-demand assistance provided by Housing and Urban Development (HUD)-certified non-profit housing counselors
- Participating mortgage servicers agree to Standards of Conduct for responsiveness and transparency
- One-stop shop for homeowners and consumers to access and obtain information on mortgage terminology and potential mortgage assistance programs
- Proactively addresses potentially unlawful and predatory practices through the security of a state-sponsored portal
- An end-to-end audit trail of documented interactions and potential loan transfers between homeowners and mortgage servicers
- Nevada Outreach Training Organization – Provides rent payment assistance to those who qualify when funding is available.
For Displaced Individuals Resources, click here