Executive order addresses fear of eviction, but tenants remain vulnerable to predatory landlords

News Story (Nevada)

Tabitha Mueller
Nevada Independent
April 5, 2020
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Tags: CoronaVirus, COVID-19, Housing: Eviction

Organizations mentioned/involved: Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada, Nevada Legal Services, Nevada Coalition of Legal Service Providers


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A tenant getting tased and forcefully removed. Landlords changing card readers and locking people out of their apartments. A coronavirus patient sitting in her room, terrified of being thrown out because property managers will not let her come into the office to pay.  These are just some of the stories Christopher Storke, an attorney at the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada, has encountered as tenants lose their income sources during the COVID-19 pandemic and struggle to pay rent.