Housing

UPDATE ON EVICTION MORATORIUMS

UPDATED: December 31, 2020

With the Governor's Declaration of Emergency Directive 036, the state of Nevada has instituted an eviction moratorium through March 31, 2021.  The new Nevada moratorium mirrors the CDC Declaration in parts.  While most evictions are still allowed to proceed in court, Directive 036 extends the moratorium on evictions for non-payment of rent and no cause evictions where the tenant is unable to pay rent due to a loss in income.  Tenants again must submit a Declaration to their landlord in order to invoke the moratorium protections.  Tenants must still be "covered persons" under the new moratorium.  Click on the link below to print out the new Nevada Tenant Declaration:

Directive 036 Tenant Declaration

In order to be covered by the moratorium, tenants must declare that:

  • You are unable to pay the full rent due because of extraordinary medical expenses or a loss of income or work related to the COVID-19 pandemic;
  • You are likely to be homeless if evicted; and
  • You are low income - earns less than $99,000 a year (or $198,000 if filing taxes jointly), received a stimulus check, or was not required to file a tax return.

If a tenant is covered by the moratorium, though, a landlord cannot evict the tenant after a lease expires, for non payment of rent or for no cause.  You can access Directive 036 and the related guidance at nvhealthresponse.gov.

The federal government also extended the CDC Moratorium on evictions until January 31, 2021.  Like Governor's Directive 036, tenants must be "covered persons" under the CDC Moratorium and must declare:

(1) The individual has used best efforts to obtain all available government assistance for rent or housing;

(2) The individual either (i) expects to earn no more than $99,000 in annual income for Calendar Year 2020 (or no more than $198,000 if filing a joint tax return), (ii) was not required to report any income in 2019 to the U.S. Internal Revenue Service, or (iii) received an Economic Impact Payment (stimulus check) pursuant to Section 2201 of the CARES Act;

(3) the individual is unable to pay the full rent or make a full housing payment due to substantial loss of household income, loss of compensable hours of work or wages, a lay-off, or extraordinary out-of-pocket medical expenses;

(4) the individual is using best efforts to make timely partial payments that are as close to the full payment as the individual's circumstances may permit, taking into account other nondiscretionary expenses; and

(5) eviction would likely render the individual homeless—or force the individual to move into and live in close quarters in a new congregate or shared living setting—because the individual has no other available housing options.

A copy of the Declaration is in the forms section below.  Both Declarations must be delivered the landlord to be effective.

See our forms section below for additional self-help eviction forms.