Friday, October 22, 2021

Play

Some states entice people back to the workplace by increasing safety standards and higher minimum wage; Bannon held in Contempt of Congress; and the latest cyber security concerns.

Play

House votes to hold Bannon in contempt of Congress; Trump announces new social media platform TRUTH Social; and the Biden administration says it will continue to expel migrants under Title 42.

Play

An all-Black Oklahoma town joins big cities in seeking reparations; a Kentucky vaccination skeptic does a 180; telehealth proves invaluable during pandemic; and spooky destinations lure tourists at Halloween.

Protest Today Against Eviction Filed After Feds Paid the Rent

Play

Thursday, April 1, 2021   

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- Tenants' rights advocates are holding a rally at 4:00 p.m. today in front of a North Las Vegas apartment complex to highlight what they say are illegal evictions.

They allege the management company at Azure Villas received CARES Act funds to cover the rent on behalf of tenants, then moved to kick 20 people out anyway.

Tiara Moore, housing justice organizer with the Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada, said she wants the district attorney to investigate.

"They received a $75,000 CARES Act check from the federal government and decided to file evictions on tenants for nonpayment of rent when they were compensated," Moore asserted.

The company maintained its actions are legal.

On Tuesday, Gov. Steve Sisolak extended the eviction moratorium through May and Clark County said in the future, landlords and management companies can file affidavits listing back rent owed, but cannot apply for the money directly.

Moore stated she's happy the tenants will have more control over the process.

"Meaning management companies and landlords can no longer apply for tenants," Moore explained. "Tenants have to apply for themselves."

Advocates are also calling on Congress to cancel back rent and provide more rental assistance going forward.

Disclosure: Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada contributes to our fund for reporting on Budget Policy and Priorities, Environment, Human Rights/Racial Justice, and Immigrant Issues. If you would like to help support news in the public interest, click here.


get more stories like this via email
California has collected more than 600 tons of unwanted prescription drugs since the Take-Back Day program began in 2010. (Dodgerton Skillhause/Morguefile)

Health and Wellness

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Saturday is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, when the Drug Enforcement Administration encourages everyone to clean out …


Health and Wellness

BALTIMORE - This month marks the four-year anniversary of the #MeToo movement, and an art project aims to help incarcerated survivors heal by telling …

Social Issues

OGDEN, Utah - Utah is one of only a handful of states that taxes food, but one state legislator says taxing groceries should become a thing of the …


In a new poll, 71% of all registered voters support strengthening rules to reduce oil and gas methane pollution, including 73% of Independents and 50% of Republicans. (Adobe Stock)

Environment

CASPER, Wyo. - A strong majority of voters across party lines say they want national rules similar to those passed in Wyoming to reduce methane …

Health and Wellness

ARLINGTON, Va. - Although COVID-19 rates have gone down, the virus continues to hit the Hispanic community especially hard. Now, a new campaign aims …

Child-care advocates say if North Dakota doesn't boost funding for the system, more families might pull out of the workforce because of access issues. (Adobe Stock)

Social Issues

BISMARCK, N.D. - A portion of American Rescue Plan funding sent to North Dakota has yet to be divvied up. Groups that want to improve the child-care …

Social Issues

PITTSBURGH - As businesses across the country deal with a massive labor shortage, Pennsylvania aims to entice people back to the workplace by …

Environment

ALBANY, N.Y. - Environmental groups want Gov. Kathy Hochul to sign a bill that mandates monitoring the state's drinking water for "emerging …

 

Phone: 303.448.9105 Toll Free: 888.891.9416 Fax: 208.247.1830 Your trusted member- and audience-supported news source since 1996 Copyright 2021