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Clark County to pause taking rental assistance applications

by Nevada State News
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LAS VEGAS Nevada’s CARES Act-funded Housing Assistance Program, CHAP, will pause taking applications for rental relief in Clark County, the Nevada Treasurer’s Office announced today.

According to a statement issued by Clark County and the Treasurer, “Based on preliminary data, the number of requests for rental assistance in Clark County likely utilizes all funding currently allocated for the Program.”

Program officials will continue to evaluate the program to determine they’ll resume accepting applications from Clark County.

Applications are still being accepted for those who live in other parts of the state.

The program, which launched in mid-July, has accepted applications from more than 25,000 people. The majority of those applicants have requested between two to three months of rental assistance. Those funds, which cover rent payments missed during the eviction moratorium, are being dispersed to landlords over the next several weeks.

Funds come from $30 million received in Coronavirus Relief Funds and an additional $30 million from Clark County. Of those funds, $50 million was allocated to Clark County, with $5 million each for Reno Housing Authority to cover Washoe County and the Nevada Rural Housing Authority for rural counties.

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