There is good news for renters as of May 20, 2009 - federal law now requires a 90 day pre-notice of eviction instead of three days for tenants in foreclosed properties. The new rental eviction rules and for help, visit the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada's Rental Foreclosure website. You can also call (702) 386-0404 with any questions, just ask for the housing self help center. More information, as well as updates are also available from the National Low Income Housing Association.
An Attorney from the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada will be on the June 29 episode of Recession Rx to offer even more information about the changes in federal and state law regarding renters and foreclosure.
On July 1, a new law goes into effect requiring mandatory mediation between homeowners and lenders before a foreclosure can be completed. The Nevada Supreme Court is holding a hearing on the new law on Friday June 26th, 2009 on the 17th floor of the Regional Justice Center (map) at noon.
Ombudsman for Minority Affairs, Leticia Bravo was in studio to talk about help available for the minority community. Her office can be reached at (702) 486-9752 or through email: LBravo@fyiconsumer.org
The state consumer affairs office is closing, so the new number for consumer referrals will be (702) 486-7355, or you can visit the Fight Fraud website. A free fraud seminar is being held Thursday June 25th at 7 p.m. in the Enterprise Library (map) and it is just one in a series of seminars being held through the summer.
D.Taylor, Secretary and Treasurer of Culinary Union 226 was in-studio to talk about the union’s decision to offer unemployed workers and their families a new health plan for $75 a month. The LifeSaver plan covers doctor visits, prescriptions and laboratory tests. You can find more information about how to apply for the LifeSaver plan on the Culinary Union’s website.
The Daily Dose featured A Thrifty Mom, a site full of coupons, free samples and tricks for taking care of a family on a low budget. Also, there are new deals available at the Stay and Play Here website, including 2 for 1 tickets to La Reve available at The Wynn, just mention the “Locals Offer” when you call the box office at (702) 770-9966. Tickets for Louie Anderson and Defending the Caveman are also 2 for 1 at The Excalibur, also mention the “Locals Offer” when you call their box office at (702) 597-7600.
We also featured a roundup of free or cheap fun for the whole family, including the Outdoor Picture Show in The District at Green Valley Ranch, $3 movies at the reopened Tropicana Cinemas. Also, the MonteLago Village Resort at Lake Las Vegas has free movies for the whole family on Thursday night and free jazz concerts on Saturdays.
Homeowners who are paying more for their mortgages than their homes are worth are seeking out loan modification with their lenders. There are a lot of scams associated with loan modification, so you should check any business out through the Better Business Bureau or Fight Fraud NV. Also, the FDIC has released a new booklet to help educate the public about loan modification.
If you have a complaint about loan modification, you can file it with the Federal Trade Commission - complaints are due July 15. You can also file a complaint about mortgage and lending practices - complaints are due July 30.
The City of Las Vegas is partnering with several organizations to hold two foreclosure prevention forums. The first will be held in Spanish on June 20 at 11 a.m. in the East Las Vegas Community Senior Center (map). The second class will be presented in English on June 27 at 9 a.m. in the Texas Station Hotel and Casino (map). To attend, you must register by calling (702) 229-4663.
Nevada State Assembly Speaker Barbara Buckley appeared on the show this week to talk about Assembly Bill 149, a new mediation bill that goes into effect on July 1. It entails mandatory mediation between homeowners and lenders before a foreclosure can be completed. The Supreme Court is developing rules for this law and are seeking public input.
For more information about how to prevent foreclosure, visit the State of Nevada’s website for foreclosure help.
The Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada is a resource center for our community, offering legal assistance to qualifying clients as well as free bankruptcy classes. You can contact them through their website or call them at (702) 386-1070.
The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino will be hiring 1,200 new employees in the coming weeks. For instant updates on these jobs, you can follow them on Twitter. You can also visit their job fairs (map) on Monday, June 22 from 10-2 p.m., or Tuesday, June 23 from 3-7 p.m.
Steven Brooks, Chairman of the Board of the Clark County Urban League was on the show this week. The Urban League is a community resource that assists the minority community with youth development and education, neighborhood revitalization and housing counseling. For assistance you can visit their website or call (702) 636-3949.
Join hosts Dave Berns of KNPR’s State of Nevada and Patricia Cunningham of KCEP’s Stimulus Watch for a discussion with community leaders, elected officials and social service leaders on how the mortgage crisis has impacted the community and who has been affected by the practice of predatory lending.
Listen to the broadcast:
KNPR’s State of Nevada (FM 88.9)-airs June 21 at 7:00 p.m.
KCEP’s Stimulus Watch (FM 88.1) - part 1 airs June 19 at 9:30 a.m.; part 2 airs June 26 at 9:30 a.m.
Stacy Scharadin, CFP®, from The FInancial Planning Association of Nevada was a guest on the June 8th episode of Recession Rx and put together a booklet for people who have lost their jobs. The booklet is available for viewing online, and you can also download the full version here: Download Coping_Booklet
Hope@Home: Facing The Mortgage Crisis in Southern Nevada is hosting a Town Hall Meeting Presented By Nevada Public Radio & KCEP Power 88.
Thursday, June 11, 2009, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Commissioner’s Chambers, Clark County Government Center
500 S. Grand Central Parkway, Las Vegas, Nevada 89155-1761
Join hosts Dave Berns of KNPR’s State of Nevada and Patricia Cunningham of KCEP’s Stimulus Watch for a discussion with community leaders, elected ofﬁcials and social service leaders on how the mortgage crisis has impacted the community and who has been affected by the practice of predatory lending.
The public is welcome to attend and participate in the discussion. Please RSVP at nvhopeathome.org or to email@example.com
Listen to the broadcast:
KNPR’s State of Nevada (FM 88.9)- June 15 at 9:00 a.m. & 8:00 p.m.; June 21 at 7:00 p.m.
KCEP’s Stimulus Watch (FM 88.1) - part 1 June 19 at 9:30 a.m.; part 2 June 26 at 9:30 a.m.
For more information on resources related to facing the mortgage crisis in southern Nevada visit www.nvhopeathome.org
The town hall meeting will be taped for radio and television broadcast.