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'We Need to Talk' discussion series continues. Tune into the next episode Oct. 29.
Former Marine and College of Urban Affairs Alumnus of the Year has fought to get help for Nevada's veterans seeking educational opportunities.
UNLV takes on another school semester with precaution and discovery.
Educational series explores issues on race and seeks solutions for a more inclusive society.
As the coronavirus pandemic continues, UNLV social work professor Nicholas Barr stresses importance of keeping people housed.
Urban Affairs’ Advising Center Crafts Remote Infrastructure in Response to Pandemic
Social Work In The News
Our low-income rental market and homeless services systems are really strapped right now. We already had a shortage of affordable housing for low-income Americans, and that has only gotten worse as the market tightens. The eviction moratorium and mortgage forbearance included in the CARES Act have delayed some displacement, but we still see increased demand for lower-cost rental units and extremely high levels of demand for homelessness prevention and homeless services. We will need robust, long-term investment in the low-income housing market to support renters at risk for homelessness and landlords at risk for foreclosure.
Taisacan Hall should have been excited about moving into her first apartment in the spring.
The Southern Nevada Youth Homeless Summit kicks off Friday morning, and this year’s virtual event will address the impact of COVID-19 on vulnerable youth and the role racism plays in perpetuating youth homelessness.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday it would temporarily halt evictions for some Americans struggling to pay their rent due to the pandemic. The order will apply to Americans who qualified under the CARES Act, which covered individuals who earn less than $99,000 a year. The move came one day after Nevada extended by 45-days its own moratorium on evictions.
Nevadans are bracing for the end of the eviction moratorium on September 1.
Those on the front lines of a pandemic housing crisis that could leave a quarter of a million southern Nevadans without homes next month say the solution is federal funding and an extension of the state’s soon-expiring eviction moratorium.