The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention extended the Covid-19 rental eviction through October 3rd – roughly a two month reprieve. But not all down-and-out residents in Nevada will qualify. Recovery efforts are limited to 12 of 17 counties and they MUST be in counties that have high Corona Virus infection rates.
The big fear, of course, is the growing threat of the so-called “Delta Variant.” It’s highly infectious and it’s a very efficient killer of those who have not been vaccinated.
So if your household is truly twisting in the wind financially, you may get a 2 month rent extension. Check with your landlord. However, a two month rent extension is quite likely to be small potatoes in the long run. Tenants could get thrown out on the streets after two more months.
It’s estimated that up to 66,000 Nevada households can’t pay their rent. But again, even with a two month check from the federal government, the future still looks awful. The rent extension applies mostly to communities that are suffering terribly from a damaged economy. Counties in Nevada that could get slam-hammered again after the two month extension include Carson City, Churchill, Clark, Douglas, Elko. Lincoln, Mineral, Nye, Storey, Washoe and White Pine.
Meanwhile, everyone is supposed to be wearing masks – inside buildings and outside buildings. But the Delta Variant is a cruel animal and remains a stalker of death. What doesn’t make sense is that our nation prints its own money causing many people to wonder if there’s so much money swirling around why can’t we beat this beast by distributing freshly minted $50 bills to those who face life and death everyday. Why can’t the federal government print the money and give it to the down-and-out rather than watch the country sink – and people die?! We’ve got the money…but in who’s hands?
America has horribly, HORRIBLY lost its way.