• State Data Overview

    Across Nevada, there is a shortage of rental homes affordable and available to extremely low income households (ELI), whose incomes are at or below the poverty guideline or 30% of their area median income (AMI). Many of these households are severely cost burdened, spending more than half of their income on housing. Severely cost burdened poor households are more likely than other renters to sacrifice other necessities like healthy food and healthcare to pay the rent, and to experience unstable housing situations like evictions.

    Renter households that are extremely low income
    Shortage of rental homes affordable and available for extremely low income renters
    Average income limit for 4-person extremely low income household
    Annual household income needed to afford a two-bedroom rental home at HUD's Fair Market Rent.
    Percent of extremely low income renter households with severe cost burden
  • State Level Partners

    NLIHC Housing Advocacy Organizer

    Tia Turner

    202.662.1530 x202 | [email protected]

    State Partners

    Nevada Housing Coalition
    P.O. Box 97801,

    Las Vegas, NV 89193-7801

    P (775) 571-3412
    Christine Hess, Executive Director
    [email protected]

    Become an NLIHC State Partner

    NLIHC’s affiliation with our state coalition partners is central to our advocacy efforts. Although our partners' involvement varies, they are all housing and homeless advocacy organizations engaged at the state and federal level. Many are traditional coalitions with a range of members; others are local organizations that serve more informally as NLIHC's point of contact.

    Inquire about becoming a state partner by contacting [email protected]

    Become a Member
  • Housing Trust Fund
    HTF Implementation Information

    NLIHC continues working with leaders in each state and the District of Columbia who will mobilize advocates in support of HTF allocation plans that benefit ELI renters to the greatest extent possible. Please contact the point person coordinating with NLIHC in your state (below) to find out about the public participation process and how you can be involved. Email Brooke Schipporeit with any questions.

    NHTF logo
    Current Year HTF Allocation
    NLIHC Point Person for HTF Advocacy

    Christine Hess
    Executive Director
    Nevada Housing Coalition
    [email protected]

    State Designated Entity:

    Steve Aichroth


    Nevada Housing Division


    [email protected]

    Dr. Mae Worthey-Thomas

    Deputy Administrator 


    [email protected]

    Official Directly Involved with HTF Implementation:

    Marques Fuller

    Grants & Projects Analyst


    [email protected]

    State Entity Webpage

    Nevada Housing Division

    NHTF-specific page

    National Housing Trust Fund

  • Resources

    Housing Profiles

    State Housing Profile

    State Housing Profile: Nevada (PDF) (JPG)

    Congressional District Housing Profile

    Congressional District Profile: Nevada (PDF)

    Research and Data

    National Housing Preservation Database

    The National Housing Preservation Database is an address-level inventory of federally assisted rental housing in the United States.

    Out of Reach: The High Cost of Housing

    Out of Reach documents the gap between renters’ wages and the cost of rental housing. In Nevada and Nationwide

    The Gap: A Shortage of Affordable Rental Homes

    The Gap represents data on the affordable housing supply and housing cost burdens at the national, state, and metropolitan levels. In Nevada and Nationwide

  • Take Action
    Urge Congress to Enact Historic Housing Investments!
    Urge Congress to Pass a Budget with Increased Investments in Affordable Homes
  • COVID-19 Resources
    COVID-19 Resources

    NLIHC has estimated a need for no less than $100 billion in emergency rental assistance and broke down the need and cost for each state (download Excel spreadsheet). 

    In response to COVID-19 and its economic fallout, many cities and states are creating or expanding rental assistance programs to support individuals and families impacted by the pandemic, and NLIHC is tracking in-depth information on these programs.  

    You can use the interactive map and searchable database to find state and local emergency rental assistance programs near you. You can also see the latest news on rental assistance programs through the state-by-state news tracker. Note that this is not a comprehensive list of all rental assistance programs as we continue to update frequently. If you are aware of a program not included in our database, please contact [email protected]

    COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Programs

    Across the country, homeless service providers are struggling to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. In order to follow public health guidelines and help ensure people’s safety, some shelters are being forced to reduce services, restrict admittance, or close entirely. The loss of these critical resources puts people experiencing homelessness at even higher risk of illness. Check NLIHC's cumulative list of shelter closings.

    Below is a list of shelters that have had to majorly alter services or completely close:

    After closing because an individual tested positive for COVID-19, Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada reopened its shelter at half-capacity.

    The Nevada Independent reports that Nevada is among the top-ranked states for distributing federal emergency rental assistance (ERA). Data released by the U.S. Department of the Treasury shows that as of March 31, Nevada had distributed about $171 million, or 91%, of the federal ERA funds it received through the first round of Treasury’s ERA program (ERA1). Even so, judges and housing advocates warn that eviction cases are increasing across the state and urge officials to implement eviction diversion measures and clarify convoluted eviction proceedings. Nevada has expended about $43.3 million, or about 27%, of its second round of ERA.

    Updated on June 14, 2022

    Throughout the pandemic, Home Means Nevada has partnered with the Nevada Supreme Court, court systems across the state, and the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada to administer rental assistance and mediation programs for landlords and tenants. According to the Nevada Independent, there have been over 4,700 eviction mediation cases sent to Home Means Nevada, most from Clark County, since October 2020. 

    Updated on December 13, 2021

    The City of Las Vegas launched a new hotline and rental assistance program for tenants impacted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Qualified applicants may receive financial assistance for rent, rent arrears, home energy costs, and other housing expenses. 

    According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada held a pop-up eviction clinic at a job fair in Las Vegas on November 6. Legal aid attorneys were available to counsel tenants facing eviction. 

    Updated on November 15, 2021

    The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that despite having distributed more than $214 million in emergency rental assistance (ERA), Nevada’s CARES Housing Assistance Program (CHAP) remains overwhelmed by incredible demand for aid. Tenants continue to face a complicated application process, uncertainty over the status of their applications, and long wait times.

    Updated on November 8, 2021

    The Nevada Independent reports the state has picked up its pace in distributing emergency rental assistance (ERA) and now ranks tenth in the nation for ERA disbursement. As of August 31, Nevada has distributed approximately $79 million, or 42% of the funds it received as part of the first round of ERA.

    Updated on October 5, 2021

    An estimated 46,000 households are behind on rent across Nevada. The Nevada Independent reports that amid a shifting set of eviction guidelines, the fate of these households is being decided in virtual and in-person courtrooms. The state enacted legislation (AB486) to ensure households are not evicted while awaiting rental assistance, but given Nevada’s uniquely rapid and murky eviction process, the new law has created uncertainty for everyone involved in the process.
    September 27, 2021

    Las Vegas launched on August 23, a new hotline and emergency rental assistance (ERA) program. The new hotline will support city residents facing eviction or who wish to apply for the Rental Assistance for Tenants (RAFT) program. Residents can call (702) 229-5935 for assistance. 
    Updated on August 30, 2021

    The Las Vegas Review-Journal outlines steps legal experts and community leaders say Nevadans should take to protect themselves if they are facing eviction.
    Updated on August 3, 2021

    According to a joint analysis by the Las Vegas Review-Journal and Eric Seymour, an assistant professor at Rutgers University, law enforcement agencies received approximately 450 eviction orders to carry out at Siegel Suites and Siegel Select properties in 2020. Siegel Suites, however, collected over $2 million in federal rental assistance from Clark County, one of the largest amounts received by any landlord in the program’s first round of allocations. The chain of hotel-apartment hybrids, which includes about 4,000 rental units, allows tenants to forgo annual leases and pay by the week for furnished units – making such units one of the few options available to low-income renters who face barriers to obtaining traditional rental housing.
    June 28, 2021

    An article in the Nevada Independent reports that amid cheers for recovery, rental assistance delays and eviction threats are impacting thousands of Nevadans.

    June 22, 2021

    The Nevada Assembly introduced legislation that would stay an eviction proceeding if a tenant has an application for rental assistance pending. The legislation, if passed, would go into effect on July 1, when the CDC eviction moratorium is set to expire. Governor Steve Sisolak issued a statement on Assembly Bill 486, thanking the legislature for introducing this critical legislation that will help ensure rental assistance reaches those who need it most.

    Multiple agencies are joining efforts to connect Southern Nevadans with legal assistance and mediation to help tenants remain in their homes. The Southern Nevada Eviction Prevention Program offers a variety of resources for struggling tenants and landlords.

    Las Vegas courts are preparing for a surge in eviction cases when the statewide eviction moratorium expires on May 31.

    June 4, 2021

    The Nevada Independent reports that state leaders are fast-tracking urgent rental assistance applications. Over the next two months, Home Means Nevada will partner with other organizations to develop a plan to prioritize rental assistance applications.

    April 28, 2021

    Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak on March 30 announced a two-month extension to the state’s eviction moratorium, which was initially set to expire on March 31. The state moratorium will not be extended past the end of May. Governor Sisolak extended the current moratorium to allow time for counties, courts, and other stakeholders to distribute rental assistance and ramp up eviction mediation programs.

    The Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada is concerned about a wave of evictions when the state and federal eviction moratorium expires. Thousands of tenants are still waiting for assistance through Clark County’s CARES Housing Assistance Program, and the state and Clark County are dealing with a backlog of rental assistance applications.

    The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports Nevada’s CARES Housing Assistance Program, which exhausted its funds in December 2020, has received an additional $161 million in federal funding. The program had a waitlist of 12,000 applicants in December 2020, and an additional 9,000 applications have been submitted this year.

    March 31, 2021

    Nevada lawmakers approved an allocation of $124 million in federal rental assistance funds. These funds are expected to benefit up to 20,000 households in the state, according to an estimate from the Nevada Housing Division.

    February 17, 2021

    The Clark County Commission is considering the possibility of establishing a right to counsel for all tenants facing eviction. While the commission has taken no formal action, Commissioner Tick Segerblom called attention to the nationwide right to counsel movement and stated his interest in potentially establishing guaranteed counsel in the Las Vegas area.

    February 08, 2021

    The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports Las Vegas landlords have continued to move forward with the eviction process despite the federal eviction moratorium. Stout Management, which oversees nearly 9,000 units across 56 buildings in the Las Vegas Valley, began serving some tenants seven-day quit or pay eviction notices once Governor Steve Sisolak allowed the state’s eviction moratorium to expire on October 15.

    The Nevada Independent reports the federal eviction moratorium is not preventing all evictions in Nevada. Governor Steve Sisolak allowed the state’s moratorium to expire in mid-October, stating that the CDC moratorium would be enough to protect families. Despite the CDC order, however, many evictions are continuing to occur.

    November 30, 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic and economic fallout have created additional challenges for veterans in the Las Vegas Valley, including illness, homelessness, depression, and eviction.

    November 17, 2020

    The Las Vegas Review-Journal shares the stories of Nevadans facing eviction and the steps renters must take to be protected under the CDC eviction moratorium.  

    November 10, 2020

    Community activists report “horror stories” of people being forced out of their homes since Nevada’s eviction moratorium expired on October 15. “We are in the midst of a burgeoning humanitarian crisis,” said Carmella Gadsen, a local activist. “There are still people being pushed out onto the streets, being forced to bunk up or be roommates in close quarters during a viral pandemic that is disproportionately affecting low-income people of color.”  

    Despite the CDC eviction moratorium, Nevada landlords are intimidating tenants and pressuring them to move out. 

    November 4, 2020

    Nevada has altered several requirements to simplify the application process for emergency rental assistance. Nevada’s Rural Housing Authority already adopted a simplified application model and more assistance was distributed during the first week of the program than the entire month of September.

    October 26, 2020

    Governor Steve Sisolak confirmed on October 14 he would not extend Nevada’s moratorium on evictions for nonpayment of rent, which expired on October 15. Governor Sisolak said extending the statewide moratorium “would just be duplicative” because of the CDC eviction moratorium. The Guinn Center Director of Economic Policy Meredith Levine raised concerns that tenants may face barriers to receiving the federal eviction protections because the burden is on the tenant.

    October 19, 2020

    While the Nevada Supreme Court considers the parameters of the state’s eviction mediation program, housing advocates and representatives of the Nevada State Apartment Association disagree on the two primary proposals being considered by the court.

    October 5, 2020

    The Sparks City Council voted to allocate $85,000 of coronavirus relief funding toward an eviction mediation program while a state effort to establish a similar program is still being developed. 

    September 29, 2020

    According to the Nevada Currentlegal aid groups in Nevada report that some landlords and property managers are defying eviction protections and still attempting to evict people. The policy director for the Nevada Coalition of Legal Service Providers says some landlords have been attempting to use no-cause eviction notices to work around the moratorium.

    Home Means Nevada, part of Nevada’s Division of Business and Industry that runs programs to keep people stably housed, issued a FAQ flyer about the CDC eviction moratorium. The CDC moratorium expands on tenant protections that were included in Governor Steve Sisolak’s order.

    September 22, 2020

    KUNR reports on how the national eviction moratorium will work in Nevada and provides links to rental assistance resources. 

    September 15, 2020

    Governor Steve Sisolak on August 31 announced a 45-day extension to Nevada’s residential eviction moratorium. The extension came one day before the moratorium was set to expire. Lawmakers passed Senate Bill 1 in August, which allows the courts to establish a program to halt eviction proceedings for up to 30 days in favor of alternative dispute resolution between landlords and tenants. The program, however, is not yet running. An estimated 249,000 people in Clark County were at risk of eviction if legal proceedings had been allowed to resume on September 1. 

    September 10, 2020.

    Despite statewide rental assistance funds dwindling across Nevada and the Legislature-approved eviction mediation program not open yet, the eviction moratorium is set to expire August 31. The Guinn Center for Policy Priorities predicts 270,000 Nevada households could face eviction once the moratorium expires. The need for rental assistance far exceeds the $30 million Nevada.

    September 2, 2020.

    The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports on the city’s looming eviction crisis. According to a report by the Guinn Center, a Las Vegas research group, and the COVID-19 Eviction Defense Project, an estimated 249,700 people in Clark County – more than 10% of its population – are at risk of eviction starting in September. 

    FEMA approved Nevada’s request for a Fire Management Assistance Grant (FMAG) for the Loyalton Fire burning in Washoe County.

    August 25, 2020.

    Housing assistance programs in Southern Nevada are scrambling to meet increased demand for aid as the expiration of the state’s eviction moratorium, scheduled for September 1, rapidly approaches.

    August 19, 2020.

    The Clark County Commission on August 4 voted unanimously to approve an emergency ordinance to ban housing discrimination based on source of income or prior evictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    The Nevada legislature passed a bill with bipartisan support on August 3 to empower courts to delay evictions for up to 30 days until they can be resolved through alternative mediation. 

    Up to 142,000 Nevada households may face eviction once the statewide eviction moratorium expires on September 1. The Nevada Senate passed a bill that would provide an alternative dispute resolution for renters. The bill would allow tenants facing eviction to remain in place for 30 days while they work out a mediation with their landlords.

    August 11, 2020.

    Since Nevada’s CARES Housing Assistance Program launched on July 25, a total of 3,085 statewide applications have been submitted. The program is expected to cover 25,000 months of miss rent payments.

    August 4, 2020

    Clark County is seeking to protect tenants whose housing security has been impacted by the pandemic. The ordinance would prohibit landlords from refusing to rent, negotiate, or make available a property to someone based on their source of income or if they were previously evicted for reasons caused by the pandemic.

    Nevada’s $30 million rental assistance program, funded through the federal Coronavirus Relief Fund, began taking applications on July 20. Learn more about the CARES Housing Assistance Program at

    July 28, 2020

    The city of Las Vegas announced on July 1 a new short-term rental and mortgage assistance program to residents experiencing housing insecurity due to COVID-19-related loss of income. The city of North Las Vegas also announced a rental assistance program. Both programs use Community Development Block Grant - Coronavirus (CDBG-CV) and Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG-CV).

    A piece in the Nevada Current discusses how the need for rental assistance is too great for the state to meet on its own. To keep Nevadans stably housed, federal rental assistance is needed.

    July 7, 2020

    Governor Steve Sisolak signed Emergency Directive 025 on June 25, which will gradually lift the eviction moratorium. The directive allows residential evictions and foreclosures to resume on September 1 for non-payment of rents and no-cause evictions. The governor also announced a new $50 million rental assistance program that will be funded through the Coronavirus Relief Fund, with $30 million for residential rental assistance and $20 million for commercial rental relief.

    June 29, 2020

    Las Vegas advocates are concerned that COVID-19 has had a significant impact on an important piece of Nevada legislation that would have secured millions of dollars to fight homelessness.

    June 12, 2020

    The number of people at the joint city/county isolation and quarantine complex in Las Vegas, which houses people experiencing homelessness who have tested positive for the coronavirus or have been exposed, tripled in just two days. The complex, called “ISO-Q” has been open since April 13, and has served approximately 133 people experiencing homelessness.

    Nevada Attorney General Aaron Ford announced that Aaron’s Inc. will donate 500 mattresses to homeless shelters, domestic violence shelters, and families fostering children across the state.  
    Las Vegas has established a new “isolation and quarantine complex” for homeless people, erected in the same city-owned parking lot where homeless people slept on the ground. The complex consists out of a series of tents for homeless people who are sick with coronavirus, but who are not sick enough to go to the hospital.

    Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak announced an emergency directive placing a moratorium on evictions in that state.

    Washoe County Nevada has confirmed its first positive coronavirus test for a member of the homeless community.

    After gaining nationwide notoriety for forcing homeless individuals to sleep in a cage-lined parking lot, the City of Las Vegas and Clark County have now promised to have a temporary shelter facility up and running within 6 days. The parking lot shelter was quickly closed after a shelter was successfully decontaminated.

    Nevada’s Attorney General announced $2 million in settlement funding for emergency rental assistance that will go directly to Nevada families in need of emergency assistance.

    Las Vegas

    A Las Vegas parking lot has been turned into a temporary shelter for hundreds of people experiencing homelessness after a man staying at a brick-and-mortar shelter tested positive for coronavirus.

    Clark County

    The Isolation/Quarantine Complex for people experiencing homelessness at the Cashman Center will close at the end of June. Since the complex opened in April, 234 people have stayed there to quarantine, and a total of 20 residents who tested positive for the coronavirus recovered at the facility. After the complex closes, Clark County will work to find housing and care for medically fragile people experiencing homelessness at county-funded facilities.

    June 22, 2020

    Article Title Link

    COMMENTARY: Congress must ensure Nevadans can stay in their homes

    Las Vegas Review-Journal

    Federal, state, and local eviction moratoriums are rapidly expiring and the CARES Act supplemental unemployment benefits will end soon; at that time, millions of low-income renters will be at risk of losing their homes. The NLIHC estimates at least $100 billion in emergency rental assistance is needed to keep low-income renters stably housed during and after the pandemic. This tracker links to news reports of the growing evictions crisis in various cities and states. Check NLIHC's cumulative list of eviction updates.

    The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports on the city’s looming eviction crisis. According to a report by the Guinn Center, a Las Vegas research group, and the COVID-19 Eviction Defense Project, an estimated 249,700 people in Clark County – more than 10% of its population – are at risk of eviction starting in September.

    August 28, 2020

    Up to 142,000 Nevada households may face eviction once the statewide eviction moratorium expires on September 1. The Nevada Senate passed a bill that would provide an alternative dispute resolution for renters. The bill would allow tenants facing eviction to remain in place for 30 days while they work out a mediation with their landlords.

    August 12, 2020

    All residential eviction proceedings for nonpayment are suspended until Sept. 1. Evictions for other reasons can resume Aug 1. Only evictions ordered before March 12 can be enforced. 

    August 1, 2020

    In the third week of July, 33.6% of adults in Nevada reported they had missed their previous housing payment or had little confidence they would make their next one on time, according to a weekly survey conducted by the Census. In the same survey, over one hundred thousand renters reported they had not paid their previous rental payment.

    Researchers estimate 272,000-327,000 tenants in Nevada will be at risk of eviction by September, with a surge in evictions when the state moratorium expires on August 31. Low-income individuals, people of color, and undocumented people most at risk. 

    July 29, 2020

    Experts in Nevada expect a flood of evictions when the moratorium is lifted. According to a weekly survey by the Census, 28% of adults in the state either missed their last housing payment or have little/no confidence of being able to make next month’s housing payment.

    July 16, 2020

    COVID-19 Resources Other

    National Media

    What to Know About Housing and Rent During the COVID-19 Emergency?

    Arbor Realty Trust launched an innovative $2 million rental assistance program to help thousands of tenants and families significantly impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak. Arbor is contributing $1 million to the program and participating borrowers will match Arbor's advances to its tenants in need to help fill the rent gap during the hard-hit months of May and June. Together, the partnership program will provide $2 million in relief.