Ford joins 22 other attorneys general in urging Supreme Court to uphold eviction moratorium
June 15th, 2021 - 1:24pm
In their amicus brief, the attorneys general argued that the moratorium should remain in place because eliminating the ban would “irreparably harm the states,” Ford’s office said. The attorneys general added in the brief that with roughly half of U.S. adults still unvaccinated and children under the age of 12 still ineligible to receive the vaccine, removing the ban could cause cases to surge across the country.
‘Measured’ eviction prevention bill draws ire of property managers and landlords
May 25th, 2021 - 2:00am
Trade groups representing property owners came out in strong opposition against the measure. Their opposition was summed up by Southern Nevada property manager Molly Hamrick, who said the bill would only serve to “keep landlords from providing a product in the marketplace that tenants desperately need.”
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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.
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.
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.