CARES Housing Assistance Program

If you are one of the many Nevadan’s struggling to pay your monthly rent due to being impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic the Governor, in partnership with the Treasurer’s office, has created the CARES Housing Assistance Program to provide help. Criteria to qualify for the program include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • COVID-19 impact such as loss of employment, reduction in work hours or reduction in wages
  • Income restrictions on a per county basis 

To apply for rental assistance through this program, click on the box below representing the county in which you reside.

Washoe County Emergency Rental Assistance Program

Priority for Assistance

Priority will be given to applicants whose income is at or below 50% of the Washoe County area median income (AMI).  Priority will also be given to households in which at least one adult member has been unemployed for the 90 days prior to application. 

At the time of application, applicants will be informed of priority criteria and asked if their current income falls below 50% AMI and /or if an adult household member has been employed for more than 90 days.  Applicants that answer yes to either of these two questions will be given points placing them higher on the waitlist.  Applicants must provide proof that the priority applies before the file will be referred for payment.  If the applicant cannot provide proof that they meet either of these priorities, the points will be removed, and they will be returned to the waitlist.

Rural Counties Emergency Rental Assistance Program

Priority for Assistance

Priority will be given to households with income less than 50% of area median income or households with one or more individuals that have not been employed for the 90-day period preceding the date of application.

Center For Disease Control – Order Preventing Residential Evictions

Tenants can invoke the protections under the CDC Order only if they give their landlord a signed declaration and truthfully state that they are unable to pay their rent, have tried to obtain rental assistance, have made their best efforts to pay partial rent, have either received a stimulus payment or will make less than $99,000 this year, and eviction might leave the tenant homeless or forced into a group living situation. (See Declaration Form below)

To access statewide and local resources and programs offering potential assistance to help with rent or receipt of rental payments, use the above buttons for your specific location.