LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- Housing assistance programs in Southern Nevada are scrambling to meet an increased demand as the end of Nevada's eviction moratorium approaches.

The moratorium is scheduled to end on September 1, at which point landlords may forcibly remove tenants for unpaid rent. 

Lutheran Social Services is one such organization trying to help 

"We've seen a huge uptick in the number of people seeking assistance whether it's housing or utilities," said Mark Zellman from Lutheran Social Services.

Zellman added that most funding goes toward rapid rehousing of homeless people, households with children and coronavirus-related expenses. He said that clients should have paperwork such as pay stubs and bank statements in order to ensure successful processing of housing applications. 

The Department of Health and Human Service's 2-1-1 hotline also provides resources for applicants seeking housing assistance. 

On Monday, Gov. Sisolak signed Senate Bill 1 into law, allowing for certain courts to grant stays for certain types of evictions for up to 30 days.

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Ginger

Of course there is an uptick in emergency assistance. 70% of homeowners in this city bit off more than they could chew, and now are crying for help. What none of these Einsteins ever thinks about is what happens if my job goes away ?? It is all about zip code and bein able to run around saying 'Yo, yo, yo' while waving all the jewelry around and fancy cars too. This is a city based on tourism, and gambling, not a city that is rich in industry lie other states. And most casinos have eliminated middle management jobs, and likely they never will return. Lots of properties remain shuttered and likely will be sold to new owners. I know of three already. Live according to your means, and not because you want to impress people. That is a sickness in this city. Bigger is not always better....

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