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Rent Crisis: Senior living concerns as inflation, rent rise

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — 8 News Now continues to deal with the excessive rent subject in Southern Nevada and one group typically missed is seniors.

8 News Now’s Christian Cazares spoke with Margaret Mickleberry who mentioned she was as soon as homeless however was in a position to choose herself again up and transfer into an house.

She mentioned issues have been good till her lease renewal got here with a value hike.

Mickleberry is on a hard and fast earnings and is struggling to seek out some help.

She mentioned her house lease is about to run out in November, and her $900 rent has skyrocketed.

Mickleberry mentioned relocating someplace new isn’t in her price range.

“It’s very stressful, I’ve lost my hair, it’s the stress,” she mentioned.

Don Miller with Hopelink of Southern Nevada, a nonprofit group, informed 8 News Now it goals to assist seniors struggling financially.

“There are programs through the department of welfare for food stamps, energy assistance, we will look at all the possibilities to support their income but it’s not enough,” Miller added.

He additionally added that inflation has solely made issues worse for the senior group as lots of them are living alone with no household help.

Hopelink of Southern Nevada supplies providers and packages however the actuality, Miller mentioned, is that it’s not sufficient and eviction can nonetheless occur.

“I honestly see some of them walking down Boulder Highway, it breaks my heart,” he expressed.

Those occupied with rental financial assistance can click here for more information.

For extra info on a tenant’s rights, visit Nevada Legal Services

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