CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak has announced plans to extend an eviction moratorium 45 days to provide relief to an estimated 250,000 renters facing the prospect of losing their housing because of the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic.
He made the decision Monday, a day before the moratorium was set to expire. Fears of a widespread eviction crisis have been compounded by delays in state assistance and programs.
A research center says about 38% of renters have been laid off since the start of the pandemic and delays in unemployment insurance payouts have denied them money they may otherwise use to pay rent. The moratorium is now set to expire Oct. 16.