Nevada Emergency Rental Assistance Programs

Nevada ERAP Treasury Programs:

The Nevada Housing Division (NHD) has received approximately $124 million to provide additional temporary rental and housing expense assistance through the CARES Housing Assistance Program (CHAP). The CHAP program has served approximately 29,000 Nevadans to date. The additional funds are currently expected to help an estimated 20,000 households with rent and utilities.

The Reno Housing Authority has been awarded additional funding to continue the CHAP program. New applicants can apply using the link below. Applicants will be notified, by mail, when their application is selected for processing.

Nevada CARES+ Programs:

If you are one of the many Nevadan’s struggling to pay your monthly rent due to being impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic the Governor, in partnership with the Treasurer’s office, has created the CARES Housing Assistance Program to provide help.

  • Nevada Emergency Rental Assistance Program

Nevada Attorney General Aaron D. Ford announced $2 million in settlement funding for emergency rental assistance transferred to United Way of Southern Nevada and United Way of Northern Nevada and the Sierra. The funding is part of the previously announced settlement agreement with Wells Fargo. The transfer of the funding received approval from the Nevada State Legislature’s Interim Finance Committee this morning.

Those that enter the program will get four months rent, or $4,000 towards rent, whichever comes first.

The Henderson CARES Housing Assistance Program (or Henderson CHAP) serves residents of Henderson who have suffered substantial financial hardship and now lack sufficient income or resources available to pay their housing costs because of the COVID-19 emergency or the response to that emergency. The program allows for payment of rent, mortgage, and utilities arrears back to March 1, 2020, as well as utility deposits, security deposits and emergency lodging. Payments for services are made directly to a landlord, mortgage company and/or utility company.

The city of Las Vegas Housing Assistance Program will provide short-term assistance to city of Las Vegas residents experiencing housing insecurity due to COVID-19-related loss of income. Assistance will be provided for up to three months of reasonable rent/mortgage and be paid directly to the landlord or mortgage company on behalf of eligible program participants.

The City of North Las Vegas recognizes the impact our citizens are facing due to COVID-19. In response to this disease, the City, through the Housing and Neighborhood Services Division, with assistance from the Department of Housing and Urban Development is providing community assistance, resources and support.

  • CARES Act for Public – Rental, Mortgage, and Utility Assistance: Nye County

Nye County is now taking applications for the grant program meant to help with the COVID-19 fallout. A spokesman for the county says people can apply for CARES Act funding, which will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Funding is available to help with issues like rent, mortgages and utilities for residents.

As part of its ReIgnite Reno programs, the City of Reno is offering rental assistance. To qualify for financial assistance, applicants will need to show they have income to sustain their household once the assistance period ends. Applicants will need to meet the area income limit of 80% or below.

These resources are for informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice. Landlords and Tenants are encouraged to seek specific legal advice for any of the issues as found in this blog.


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