Protect Nevada Families from our Housing crisis
We need policy like Assembly Bill 141 (AB141) enacted to protect our families, friends and neighbors from houselessness.
COVID-19 unleashed a tsunami on the housing crisis we were already facing in Nevada. For years now, Nevada has been ranked among the states with the fastest increases in housing costs, while also seeing a rise in our unhoused population. Pre-COVID research shows Nevada ranks 8th in the nation for homelessness - post-COVID data is sure to be even more devastating, which is why we need policy like Assembly Bill 141 (AB141) enacted to protect our families, friends and neighbors.
Housing is much more than a business agreement. Housing is about families and the protection of shelter, which is a human right.
AB141 is the only piece of legislation that is directly tied to the housing crisis caused by the pandemic. This legislation does two very important things:
It provides increased notice to tenants that receive “no cause” evictions. What’s a “no cause” eviction? Just that. An eviction with “no cause.” Currently, a landlord can serve tenants who are on a month-to-month lease with a “no-cause” eviction forcing them to leave the property with only 5-days notice. That ain’t right.
Passing this legislation will give families on month-to-month leases (or those living in weekly properties) greater notice to vacate and take up a new residence based on the amount of time they’ve maintained residence at that property.
It automatically seals the evictions of those families who were evicted while on month-to-month leases or those who lived in weekly residential properties.
Many of the families evicted in 2020 and beyond were economically impacted by COVID-19; no fault of their own. When a family is evicted is it like a scarlet letter on their record that creates a barrier to finding a new home. AB141 will remove that barrier.
When a family is evicted is it like a scarlet letter on their record that creates a barrier to finding a new home.
Whether it is a safe place to maintain social distance in a pandemic, a place to endure extreme weather or simply a space to lay your head at night, it’s important that we remember housing isn't just about real estate. Housing is much more than a business agreement. Housing is about families and the protection of shelter, which is a human right. AB141 provides reinforcement for what we value most, the health and wellness of Nevada’s families.
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