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:
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
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
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.
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.
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
Information: LVVWD has temporarily suspended customer shutoffs for delinquent and/or non-payment. Payment plans are available.
GREAT BASIN WATER CO.
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.
NEVADA HEALTH LINK
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:
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
Smith’s: Monday/Wednesday/Friday; 7 - 8 a.m.; Curbside pickup waived for seniors 60+ until April 18th
Dollar General: First hour of every day, 7-8 a.m.; will be closing one hour earlier daily for cleaning and restocking
Albertsons: Tuesday and Thursday, 7 - 9 a.m.
Target: Wednesdays first hour; closing at 9 p.m. to clean/restock
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.
- United Labor Agency of Nevada (ULAN): 702-648-3500
- St. Jude's Ranch for Children: 702-436-1624
- Lutheran Social Services of Nevada: 702-639-1730
- HELP of Southern Nevada: 702-369-4357
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.
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.
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.
SOUTHERN NEVADA LEGAL AID CENTER
Contact: 702-386-1070 or email@example.com
UNLV IMMIGRATION LAW CLINIC
LEGAL ASSISTANCE FOR MILITARY AND VETERANS
Contact: 775-684-1100 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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.