Nevada lacks rent control and just cause eviction protections. “I feel humiliated and unprotected. They can go scream and kick you out anytime,” says Isela, a local renter. “People feel they need to stay quiet and take it, let them humiliate you out of necessity. I was living there out of necessity, for my kids’ school and so someone could take care of my kids… They raise the rents [but] the conditions of the homes remain the same and bad. They don’t do upgrades. I would love if rents didn’t go up.”
Make the Road Nevada is organizing with allies across the state of Nevada to strengthen and expand tenant protections. For more information, visit https://maketheroadnv.org/.