Governor Sisolak Announces Extension to State Residential Eviction Moratorium

Carson City, NV…Today, Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak announced a two-month extension to the State’s eviction moratorium, which was originally set to expire tomorrow. The CDC announced the extension of the federal evictions moratorium yesterday. The goal of the State extension is to allow for the counties and courts to offer faster help in the forms of eviction mediation or rental assistance when notices are filed. The state moratorium will not be extended past the end of May.

“Our State is currently going through a largescale transition period as we continue to navigate the ever-evolving pandemic and subsequent crises. Kids are back in school, we are in the process of transitioning mitigation authority to local governments, and people are heading back to their workplaces,” said Gov. Sisolak. “The transition process for each of these areas has been strategic—and Nevada’s housing situation is no different. We must transition out of our eviction moratorium, but do so in a way that protects tenants and landlords to the greatest extent possible.”

The Governor made the decision to extend the current eviction moratorium at the state level in order to give the counties, specifically Clark County, the courts, and other stakeholders much-needed time to develop and implement procedures and processes to get rental assistance funds to landlords on behalf of tenants and ramp up the eviction mediation program. The Governor’s Office has been working closely with the courts, State housing, stakeholders, and Clark County to develop this plan.

The Governor was joined today by Majority Leader Nicole Cannizzaro and Speaker Jason Frierson; Shannon Chambers, President of the Board of Directors from Home Means Nevada; and Kevin Schiller, the Assistant County Manager for Clark County. The directive and subsequent guidance will be issued tomorrow.