A.G. Ford Announces $2M In Rental Assistance Funding

Help Coming As Many Struggle With Monthly Bills

Mitch Kelly
April 08, 2020 - 7:19 am

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LAS VEGAS, NV (KXNT) - Nevada Attorney General Aaron D. Ford gas 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.

This funding will go directly to Nevada families in need of emergency assistance. Additionally, the Attorney General's Office created an informational flyer on the Governor's Directive halting evictions to help renters and landlords understand their rights.

"One of the most important things we can do as state leaders and as human beings is to keep Nevada families in their homes and prevent further suffering," said AG Ford. "Every minute, another Nevada family calls my office for help so they won't end up homeless. I am immensely proud that my office is able to prevent wrongful evictions, as well as provide emergency rental assistance funding to our trusted community partners at United Way."

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.

The Office of the Attorney General says they've received an unprecedented number of calls from constituents seeking help and information relating to eviction and rental issues. 

To see more infomation about the state's eviction relief efforts, click here.