Coronavirus Community Resources

This is an uncertain time. But the office of Congressman Steven Horsford is working to make sure every Nevadan has access to the resources they need.

BENEFITS, LOANS AND GRANTS: 

UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS
Contact: (775) 684-0350 or (702) 486-0350
Information: Congressman Horsford secured $10 million in additional unemployment benefit funding for Nevada. Apply for those benefits at UI.NV.gov or contact our office at 702-963-9360 for more info.

SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION LOANS
Contact: 1-800-659-2955
Information: SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans offer up to $2 million in assistance per small business and can provide vital economic support to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing. Apply at SBA.gov/disaster.

BARTENDER EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
Contact: 855-655-8724
Information: Bartenders or families of bartenders are eligible to apply for emergency grants to offset economic distress from lay-offs, furloughs, or other coronavirus-related job loss.

UTILITIES:

SOUTHWEST GAS
Contact: 877-860-6020
Information: Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Southwest Gas is immediately starting a temporary moratorium on natural gas disconnections for non-payment that is in effect until further notice.

NVENERGY
Contact: 702-402-5555
Information: NV Energy is temporarily suspending disconnections for non-payment and will waive deposits and fees for late payments. They will also provide payment plans as needed.

LAS VEGAS VALLEY WATER DISTRICT
Contact: 702-870-4194
Information: LVVWD has temporarily suspended customer shutoffs for delinquent and/or non-payment. Payment plans are available.

GREAT BASIN WATER CO.
Contact: 844-694-4404
Information: The company will also begin reconnecting service to customers currently not receiving water service due to lack of payment on delinquent accounts. Payment plans are available.

HEALTH CARE:

NEVADA HEALTH LINK
Contact: 1-800-547-2927
Information: Nevadans without health care coverage can enroll in a special enrollment period from March 17 to April 15. NV Health Link has also expanded into weekend hours to assist customers.

INTERNET AND CONNECTIVITY:

COX COMMUNICATIONS
Contact: 1-844-221-3930
Information: Cox will not terminate service to any residential or small business customer because of an inability to pay their bills due to disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic. They will also waive any late fees that residential or small business customers incur because of their economic circumstances related to the coronavirus pandemic. Cox hotspots will be open to help keep the public connected in this time of need.

AT&T
Contact: 1-800-288-2020
Information: AT&T will not terminate the service of any wireless, home phone or broadband residential or small business customer because of their inability to pay their bill due to disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

VERIZON
Contact: 1-800-288-2020
Information: Verizon will waive ovrage charges and late fees to support customers who may be financially afffected by the COVID-19 crisis. The company announced two months waived internet and voice service charges for current Lifeline customers and a new affordable internet option for low-income households. 

 

CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS
Contact: 1-844-488-8395
Information: Charter will offer free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription at any service level up to 100 Mbps. Installation fees will be waived.

FOOD AND MEAL RESOURCES:

THREE SQUARE
Contact: 702-644-3663
Information: Three Square is taking extra precautions and expanding the number of food distribution locations. Find a location at https://www.threesquare.org/help.

FREE MEALS FOR CCSD STUDENTS
Contact: 702-799-CCSD or visit https://ccsd.nutrislice.com/menu/
Information: The Clark County School District (CCSD) will continue providing breakfast and lunch to students during the closure of our schools. Visit ccsd.nutrislice.com for your nearest distribution center.

SENIOR GROCERY STORE HOURS
Contact: Individual stores below
Information: The below local grocery stores are offering seniors-only hours for shopping. 

  1. Smith’s: Monday/Wednesday/Friday; 7 - 8 a.m.; Curbside pickup waived for seniors 60+ until April 18th

  2. Dollar General: First hour of every day, 7-8 a.m.; will be closing one hour earlier daily for cleaning and restocking

  3. Albertsons: Tuesday and Thursday, 7 - 9 a.m.

  4. Target: Wednesdays first hour; closing at 9 p.m. to clean/restock

  5. Smart & Final: Everyday 7:30 - 8:00 a.m. for seniors 65+ and/or people with disabilities 

INFANT AND TODDLER ASSISTANCE
Contact: Individual organizations below
Information: The below organizations are offering free supplies such as diapers, baby formula, food, and infant clothing. 

  1. United Labor Agency of Nevada (ULAN): 702-648-3500
  2. St. Jude's Ranch for Children: 702-436-1624
  3. Lutheran Social Services of Nevada: 702-639-1730 
  4. HELP of Southern Nevada: 702-369-4357

HOUSING:

EVICTION ASSISTANCE
Contact: 702-671-3976
Information: For evictions and other housing matters, visit the Civil Law Self Help Center at www.civillawhelpcenter.org for information and access to necessary forms. This website contains information about how to respond to an eviction notice, a court order for eviction, security deposits, habitability and essential services. Tenants should be familiar with their rights and what a landlord can and cannot do. This flyer can be found at https://www.lacsn.org/practice-areas/consumer-rights-project/landlord-tenant/tenants-know-your-rights.

TRANSPORTATION:

ENTERPRISE RENT-A-CAR
Contact any local branch
Information
: Enterprise will waive the young renter fee and is reducing minimum age to rent from 21 to 18. Any college student who needs travel assistance to get home from out-of-state will be able to rent a car.

STUDENT LOANS:

FEDERAL STUDENT LOANS
Information: All borrowers with federal  held student loans will automatically have their interest rates set to 0% for a period of at leasy 60 days. In addition, each of theese borrowers will have the option to suspend their payments for at least two months to allow them greater flexibility during the national emergency. This will allow borrowers to temporarily stop their payments without worrying about accruing interest. 

LEGAL ASSISTANCE:

SOUTHERN NEVADA LEGAL AID CENTER
Contact: 702-386-1070 or info@lacsn.org

UNLV IMMIGRATION LAW CLINIC
Contact: 702-895-2080 

LEGAL ASSISTANCE FOR MILITARY AND VETERANS
Contact: 775-684-1100 or nvagomla@ag.nv.gov
Information: Members of the military, veterans, and their families have access to free legal assistance through Attorney General Aaron Ford’s Office of Military Legal Assistance program. This program pairs military service members in need of legal assistance with pro bono private legal counsel for civil matters.

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